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Thursday, January 31st, 2019 4:34 PM

Can't add email account in Outlook 2016


I have 3 accounts working in Outlook 2016 but when I try to add a account it does not work.

I found a video that says to go to my Yahoo mail and under security / settings turn on "allow apps that use less secure sign in"

but it is no longer there to turn on.


To save you the trouble I've used:

Ports 993 and 465

Ticked requires authentication.

Cannot tick "SSL" because it's either Auto or SSL / TSL. (I have it set to the latter)


Please advise how to get Outlook 2016 to work with mail.

I hate having to use my phone for yahoo mail and have an email that is 20yrs old.





15K Messages

4 years ago

Please advise how to get Outlook 2016 to work with mail.

If it's a yahoo account why are you posting here and not asking yahoo?  Whether you use att internet to access them doesn't matter.  Your att internet access is just a pipe to get to the internet.


On the other hand maybe you are confused and really mean you have att email accounts (you didn't specify your account domain - part after the @ in your email address so I can only guess) in which case, for att email, you are not using the correct servers.  You should be using the servers documented here.   Instructions for outlook 2013 are here.



5 Messages

4 years ago


All I was asking for was help. 

Why am I asking here?

ATT and Yahoo used to be merged together and you were able to login with either accounts / passwords.

Since your an expert you would have known that, right?

Wow!!! What's this?

"If you are not sure if you have a merged account, it is likely you have one if:

  • You can sign in to your merged E-mail account using either you AT&T or your Yahoo E-mail address.
  • You can sign in to myA&T with either your AT&T or Yahoo E-mail addresses.
  • You use the same password for both AT&T and Yahoo E-mail accounts.
  • Your mailbox receives messages from both your AT&T and Yahoo E-mail address.
  • When you reset the password, it changes the password on both Yahoo and AT&T accounts.
  • When trying to reset your Yahoo password, it redirects you to myAT&T."


What part of "I have 3 accounts working in Outlook 2016" did you not understand?

I don't need "correct servers" if I already have 3 working accounts now do I? 


No need to respond cause you're not any help.

Award for community excellence? smh



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