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Friday, September 7th, 2018 11:59 PM

What are the "xxx@pacbell.net" email settings?

Hi, 

Is AT&T managing the mail servers relevant to @pacbell.net ?

I cannot send mail out of this account, what is the smtp setting for such accounts?

Thanks,

 

 

 

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6 years ago

Is AT&T managing the mail servers relevant to @pacbell.net ?

Not really.  Att uses yahoo as their email service provider for all the att.net accounts and the legacy accounts (e.g. sbcglobal.net, pacbell.net, bellsouth.net, etc., i.e., any att account other than ending with att.net).  But they do use uniquely named att-specific servers.

 

I cannot send mail out of this account, what is the smtp setting for such accounts?

The servers are specified here.

 

Were you able to send before or hasn't this ever worked?  Either way with a legacy account (pacbell.net) I suggest you change your password (Forgot ID/Password) and use a secure mail key in place of the password in your email client.  Read this (which includes a link to how to create a secure mail key).

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6 years ago

Hey, thanks for the comments but the smtp settings in the link don't work ! 

Have tried both "outbound.att.net" and "smtp.mail.att.net" and neither is working.

Yes, I was able to send out mail as of 2 weeks ago and I was using outbound.att.net then.

Is anyone using either of the above servers and they work for them ?

 

Been weary of changing my password as it may even break the incoming mail. I'll risk it today and post the result. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

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6 years ago

The server settings are correct.  If you were previously using outbound.att.net then your email is configured as a POP account and you should use smtp.mail.att.net since that is for IMAP.  

 

I recommended changing the password because sometimes that works for "fixing" legacy account problems.  And I recommended using a secure mail key because that too sometimes fixes legacy account problems and it's also the recommended thing to do even if you didn't have any problems.

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4 years ago

Hi Eveyone,

The email settings for Pacbell has changed.  I am trying to set up Pacbell email 

Apple watch and was using the following setting that no longer work.  Are their new settings.:  

Old settong.

Email protocol Inbound server Inbound port SSL Outbound server Outbound port
POP3 inbound.att.net 995 Yes outbound.att.net 465
IMAP imap.mail.att.net 993 Yes smtp.mail.att.net

465 or 587

Thankks

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