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Tue, Aug 16, 2022 12:50 PM

Can't access email.

Can't access email. Error msg 205.2 says The limit for unsuccessful sign-in attempts has been reached.

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Let's help you gain access to your email, @philuzzo!


The 205 error code you're seeing is essentially due to bad actors who have been trying to access AT&T email accounts. We're aware that this is happening, and are currently working toward a resolution. Learn more about the dreaded 205 error code and what we're doing to fix it.

In the meantime, we recommend following the troubleshooting options below:


  1. Clear your browser's cache and cookies to remove any stored password information. Be sure to close and then re-open your browser after this step.


      2.Reset your password using the Forgot password option.


Let us know if this helps! 


Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist 


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Moving this entire post to the Email forum.

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My password for my email account ending in @bellsouth.net is being called incorrect on my Mac desktop, and now, also on my phone. I can not access my email.

I have tried clearing the cache, etc as suggested, but the AT&T site says it doesn't recognize my email anymore. What a mess.  For those trying to help, when Bellsouth died, AT&T took over the email accounts, and then Yahoo mail seemed to take it over. From the Yahoo site, all help inquiries pass to AT&T. Any help is appreciated!  

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