- edited 01-18-2018 7:45 PM
I have a ATT/Yahoo email address. The inbound.att.net server is not responding. I have tried pinging it with 3rd party connection sites (is it down and web site down) neither can connect to it. Is it down says that it may be down for a week. Any one know what the problem might be.
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09-19-2018 7:46 AM
10-10-2018 10:50 PM
Hey, I finally found this thread!
Yeah, inbound disappears for days at a time recently. Sigh. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm not implying sabotage by AT&T but... AT&T can't monetize the email SERVICE for POP3 users. Can't push paid content. If we use their web interface we can also see ads! And AT&T gets money for our eyes.
Again, I'm not trying to impugn any person or corporate entity, but we get our POP3 services for free. Probably costs then a nickel a year for traffic and a penny for storage, but it can add up. So when it comes to priority for repair, we've latched onto a dry teat.
Looks as if Thunderbird is going on life support as well, so maybe we geezers should embrace the cloud and move forward? Sigh....
10-10-2018 11:05 PM
Looks as if Thunderbird is going on life support as well...
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10-11-2018 9:28 AM
I never considered email as a "free" service but rather one that was a necessary part of one's paid DSL/Uverse service.
10-11-2018 10:39 AM
Agreed, Sejarzo, but my monthly payment to AT&T WorldNet expired decades ago. I use my sweet legacy two-character.att.net addy but pay Frontier as they are my ISP. Therefore, I'm a freeloader. (Actually I continued to pay for WorldNet dial-up for many years after I got DSL from the local telco.) I should be more judicious in my use of the terms we and our when I am citing only me. You know, like saying that inbound.att.net is available or not based solely upon one's ability to access it.
As to my comment about Thunderbird, it is an opinion based on the little knowledge I have of their split from Mozilla and the general move to web-based -- like att.bet email -- activity.
My POP access to returned overnight, so I've a huge slug of mail to attend to. Thanks all, and I'll go crawl back under my rock now.
10-11-2018 1:18 PM
I moved from Windows Live Mail when it seemed MS was going to give up on all support over to Tbird but was never happy with it. I bit the bullet and installed Outlook 2016 because I have quite a bit of archived mail that I must keep and be able to search offline. I set up my att mail account in Outlook as IMAP and haven't had any problems whatsoever since doing that 6 weeks ago or so. Anything I need to retain for future search is moved to a local folder in Outlook, and I back that file up daily. I am also not a big fan of web mail. I consider my gmail and hotmail accounts to be disposable and thus don't save anything critical in those accounts.
11-16-2018 6:41 AM
There could be an issue with the server that is keeping you from accessing your E-mail. We are usually really quick to fix these type of issues. If you still can't access your E-mails after 12 hours, try these troubleshooting steps.
David, AT&T Community Specialist
11-16-2018 7:36 AM