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Wed, Aug 24, 2022 2:18 AM

Setting up my existing att yahoo email on my new iMac

I have a att yahoo email setup on my iPhone, iPad and iMac and my MacBook. All work without a problem.

I bought a new iMac from apple brand new and just setting it up.  I clicked on the mail icon (application) and it prompts me which email I want to setup, gmail, outlook, yahoo etc.  I click yahoo and enter my email and password.  I get an error message that says “you are already logged into that account” the account already exists.  Click ok and it goes back to the original setup screen.

I know I can download the yahoo email app but prefer just to use the default mail application on the iMac.  

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4 months ago

Hey @Baxton1964, let's take a look at your email together.


We suggest resetting your password. Doing so will re-sync your account, allowing for new login attempts. 

  1. Go to
  2. Select Forgot password?
  3. Fill out the password info.
  4. Choose security questions or temporary password and follow the prompts. If you choose a temporary password, we’ll let you know where we sent it.
  5. Create your new password.

Please let us know if this helps. 


Tyler, AT&T Community Specialist

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