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Sun, Apr 18, 2021 8:18 PM

reading att/yahoo email in gmail

Both my husband and I have legacy swbell.net (now yahoo/att) emails as well as gmail accounts. We pull our swbell.net emails into gmail. Both our gmail accounts pull mail in exactly the same way, user names are [email scrubbed], and the pop server is inbound.att.net, the port is 995. These are set up with gmail under settings->account->check mail from other accounts->add a mail account.

My gmail stopped importing att/yahoo mail on April 6th. My husband's continues  to work fine. Both of us can login to mail.yahoo.com and read our email. When I attempt to re-enter my swbell.net credentials in gmail, I get the message:

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There was a problem connecting to inbound.att.net
 Server returned error: "Connection timed out: There may be a problem with the settings you added. Please contact your other email provider to verify the correct server name and port."

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We have spent hours looking through all the yahoo mail settings and trying to figure this out, to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.

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sandblaster

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2 years ago

Not a Digital Life issue, moved to email forum. You likely need to setup a secure mail key to use as the password. Info on how is here:

https://forums.att.com/page/FAQ-Internet-OAuth?source=ESsWCfCTA0000000L&wtExtndSource=cfm_topinternet_oauth

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2 years ago

Sandblaster, thanks so much for moving this topic to "email". For the life of me, I did not see the "email" forum.

Earlier today as part of my flailing around trying to solve this problem, I had indeed created a secure mail key for my swbell.net email account. But thanks to your suggestion, I re-read the information about the key, and discovered I had missed one tiny (but critical!) detail. I'm supposed to use the security key as a password with non-OAuth applications. So for the hundredth time I went through the steps to add my swbell.net email as an account to be read by gmail, only this time I used the key as a password. Voila! It worked!

I owe you big time! Thanks so much!

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