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Cancelling DSL and Want to Keep sbcglobal.net E-Mail Address

We are going to be cancelling our AT&T DSL due to the slow speed and inability to get any faster speed at our home (when we are lucky we get download speeds that sometime peak at 670kb or so per sec with DSL whereas with Comcast which we just installed, we are averaging 6.8 MB/sec, an absolutely breathtaking change).  I have had my current sbcglobal.net e-mail address for over 10 years and want to keep it.  I have read many posts that say, "yes, if I am in good standing after cancelling my DSL I get to keep my e-mail address" but I am wondering if, upon cancellation of my DSL, I can then upgrade my what will then be free e-mail to be an Ad-Free paid account through Yahoo.

 

My sbcglobal.net e-mail account was never merged with a yahoo.com e-mail ID so there is no account to "unmerge" with.  Can an sbcglobal.net e-mail address no longer linked to a DSL account become an ad free paid account or will I be stuck with the unsupported free mail?

 

Also, if I only have my sbcglobal.net e-mail as a free account, will I still be able to use POP3 to get my mail through Thunderbird and my Droid phone or will I just be able to use the Web-based interface for the mail (which due to the loss of the Yahoo Classic interface is now terrible)?

 

Thank you in advance.

We are going to be cancelling our AT&T DSL due to the slow speed and inability to get any faster speed at our home (when we are lucky we get download speeds that sometime peak at 670kb or so per sec with DSL whereas with Comcast which we just installed, we are averaging 6.8 MB/sec, an absolutely breathtaking change).  I have had my current sbcglobal.net e-mail address for over 10 years and want to keep it.  I have read many posts that say, "yes, if I am in good standing after cancelling my DSL I get to keep my e-mail address" but I am wondering if, upon cancellation of my DSL, I can then upgrade my what will then be free e-mail to be an Ad-Free paid account through Yahoo.

 

My sbcglobal.net e-mail account was never merged with a yahoo.com e-mail ID so there is no account to "unmerge" with.  Can an sbcglobal.net e-mail address no longer linked to a DSL account become an ad free paid account or will I be stuck with the unsupported free mail?

 

Also, if I only have my sbcglobal.net e-mail as a free account, will I still be able to use POP3 to get my mail through Thunderbird and my Droid phone or will I just be able to use the Web-based interface for the mail (which due to the loss of the Yahoo Classic interface is now terrible)?

 

Thank you in advance.

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@Drachealia  wrote:

We are going to be cancelling our AT&T DSL due to the slow speed and inability to get any faster speed at our home (when we are lucky we get download speeds that sometime peak at 670kb or so per sec with DSL whereas with Comcast which we just installed, we are averaging 6.8 MB/sec, an absolutely breathtaking change).  I have had my current sbcglobal.net e-mail address for over 10 years and want to keep it.  I have read many posts that say, "yes, if I am in good standing after cancelling my DSL I get to keep my e-mail address" but I am wondering if, upon cancellation of my DSL, I can then upgrade my what will then be free e-mail to be an Ad-Free paid account through Yahoo.

 

My sbcglobal.net e-mail account was never merged with a yahoo.com e-mail ID so there is no account to "unmerge" with.  Can an sbcglobal.net e-mail address no longer linked to a DSL account become an ad free paid account or will I be stuck with the unsupported free mail?

 

Also, if I only have my sbcglobal.net e-mail as a free account, will I still be able to use POP3 to get my mail through Thunderbird and my Droid phone or will I just be able to use the Web-based interface for the mail (which due to the loss of the Yahoo Classic interface is now terrible)?

 

Thank you in advance.


 

 

Although you can keep your AT&T related email accounts, the only support after 60 days is automated web-based support. So keep your passwords and security question answers handy. If you have not created your security questions, do so. You can also enter a cell number to have the password reset texted to, as well. If the account gets "broken", you will not be able to call AT&T or Yahoo about it. You will also lose POP/IMAP access to the account.

 

If you're not interested in keeping the AT&T account and just want the messages from the inbox folder, then use a third party POP client like Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, etc. to download the messages to your computer.

 

If I'm not mistaken, after your AT&T/Yahoo account transitions to a free account, you can go to my.yahoo.com sign in with your AT&T/Yahoo id and find options to transition your free AT&T/Yahoo account to a free Yahoo account, from (username@sbcglobal.net) to (username@yahoo.com). The process is supposed to bring all your old data over to the new account. After that you should be able to transition you new free Yahoo account into a paid Yahoo account.

 

 

 

 

 




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@Drachealia  wrote:

We are going to be cancelling our AT&T DSL due to the slow speed and inability to get any faster speed at our home (when we are lucky we get download speeds that sometime peak at 670kb or so per sec with DSL whereas with Comcast which we just installed, we are averaging 6.8 MB/sec, an absolutely breathtaking change).  I have had my current sbcglobal.net e-mail address for over 10 years and want to keep it.  I have read many posts that say, "yes, if I am in good standing after cancelling my DSL I get to keep my e-mail address" but I am wondering if, upon cancellation of my DSL, I can then upgrade my what will then be free e-mail to be an Ad-Free paid account through Yahoo.

 

My sbcglobal.net e-mail account was never merged with a yahoo.com e-mail ID so there is no account to "unmerge" with.  Can an sbcglobal.net e-mail address no longer linked to a DSL account become an ad free paid account or will I be stuck with the unsupported free mail?

 

Also, if I only have my sbcglobal.net e-mail as a free account, will I still be able to use POP3 to get my mail through Thunderbird and my Droid phone or will I just be able to use the Web-based interface for the mail (which due to the loss of the Yahoo Classic interface is now terrible)?

 

Thank you in advance.


 

 

Although you can keep your AT&T related email accounts, the only support after 60 days is automated web-based support. So keep your passwords and security question answers handy. If you have not created your security questions, do so. You can also enter a cell number to have the password reset texted to, as well. If the account gets "broken", you will not be able to call AT&T or Yahoo about it. You will also lose POP/IMAP access to the account.

 

If you're not interested in keeping the AT&T account and just want the messages from the inbox folder, then use a third party POP client like Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, etc. to download the messages to your computer.

 

If I'm not mistaken, after your AT&T/Yahoo account transitions to a free account, you can go to my.yahoo.com sign in with your AT&T/Yahoo id and find options to transition your free AT&T/Yahoo account to a free Yahoo account, from (username@sbcglobal.net) to (username@yahoo.com). The process is supposed to bring all your old data over to the new account. After that you should be able to transition you new free Yahoo account into a paid Yahoo account.

 

 

 

 

 




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Thunderbird and my Android operating system mobile phone or i will just be able to use the web-based interface for the e-mail (which due to the deficiency of the search engines conventional interface is now terrible)

Thunderbird and my Android operating system mobile phone or i will just be able to use the web-based interface for the e-mail (which due to the deficiency of the search engines conventional interface is now terrible)

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@Wschmit  wrote:

Thunderbird NO and my Android operating system mobile phone MAYBE or i will just be able to use the web-based interface for the e-mail (which due to the deficiency of the search engines conventional interface is now terrible)


 

 

No POP or IMAP access.

 

Not sure about Android, but can forward your AT&T email to Gmail, I believe.

 

 

 

 

 




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@Wschmit  wrote:

Thunderbird NO and my Android operating system mobile phone MAYBE or i will just be able to use the web-based interface for the e-mail (which due to the deficiency of the search engines conventional interface is now terrible)


 

 

No POP or IMAP access.

 

Not sure about Android, but can forward your AT&T email to Gmail, I believe.

 

 

 

 

 




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Computer Joe,

 

Two years ago you posted an answer to a user question about availability of SBCGlobal e-mail after leaving AT&T.  Your answer was mostly clear except the part regarding POP e-mail.  

 

You commented that POP/IMAP access to mail will no longer be available after leaving. You said that departed users will need to use the web interface. But then a few sentences later you mention that (post-leaving) you can fetch your e-mail via Thunderbird.  

 

How would Thunderbird get the received e-mails without using POP/IMAP?

 

Are you saying that departed users will be able to fetch inbound mail via POP/IMAP but not send new e-mails via POP/SMTP/IMAP?

 

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Computer Joe,

 

Two years ago you posted an answer to a user question about availability of SBCGlobal e-mail after leaving AT&T.  Your answer was mostly clear except the part regarding POP e-mail.  

 

You commented that POP/IMAP access to mail will no longer be available after leaving. You said that departed users will need to use the web interface. But then a few sentences later you mention that (post-leaving) you can fetch your e-mail via Thunderbird.  

 

How would Thunderbird get the received e-mails without using POP/IMAP?

 

Are you saying that departed users will be able to fetch inbound mail via POP/IMAP but not send new e-mails via POP/SMTP/IMAP?

 

Thanks.

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I believe that the Computer Joe was advising people to download their messages with a mail client before they lose the POP/IMAP connection ability so that they have a local copy of everything.

 

However, since all of Yahoo's free accounts offer POP and IMAP access, I don't understand why free AT&T/Yahoo accounts wouldn't also retain that access.

I believe that the Computer Joe was advising people to download their messages with a mail client before they lose the POP/IMAP connection ability so that they have a local copy of everything.

 

However, since all of Yahoo's free accounts offer POP and IMAP access, I don't understand why free AT&T/Yahoo accounts wouldn't also retain that access.

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I too plan to drop dsl and want to keep my e-mail@att.net and e-mail@swbell.net email accounts.The e-mail@att.net is left over from worldnet.att.net  (dial-up) and has been automatically forwarded for years to my-e-mail@swbell.net (dsl account).

 

To that end  I have configured pop e-mail to use pop.yahoo.com with SSL and can log in and pop my swbell.net e-mail without a problem.

 

However, before I cut the cord on DSL, I'm researching password reset and am not happy with what I see. Most every post recommends "secret question" but that is no longer an option on the account profile on my.att.yahoo.com e-mail configuration.

 

To make my e-mail configuration really non-standard, I pop mail from pop.yahoo.com with fetchmail running on my home UNIX server. I log in with email_name@swbell.net (The original e-mail for dsl before AT&T bought Southwestern Bell Telephone Company). All my e-mail is delivered to my local UNIX login account and I pop it off the UNIX box to Thunderbird on Windows XP.

 

My outgoing e-mail is via stunnel on my home Ubuntu linux desktop the connects to  smtp.att.yahoo.com:

 

[smtp-tls-wrapper]
accept = 25
client = yes
connect = smtp.att.yahoo.com:smtp
;connect = outbound.att.net:smtp
protocol = smtp

 

I recently changed from the outbound.att.net to smtp.att.yahoo.com to test in preparation to cutting the dsl cord. This connection is now being sent over Google fiber and not over the existing dsl line.  So far everything is working. I'm still researching the required account settings for my mail-name@att.net and mail-name@swbell.net to verify that I will be able to change/maintain the account password once I no longer have a dsl account with AT&T.

I too plan to drop dsl and want to keep my e-mail@att.net and e-mail@swbell.net email accounts.The e-mail@att.net is left over from worldnet.att.net  (dial-up) and has been automatically forwarded for years to my-e-mail@swbell.net (dsl account).

 

To that end  I have configured pop e-mail to use pop.yahoo.com with SSL and can log in and pop my swbell.net e-mail without a problem.

 

However, before I cut the cord on DSL, I'm researching password reset and am not happy with what I see. Most every post recommends "secret question" but that is no longer an option on the account profile on my.att.yahoo.com e-mail configuration.

 

To make my e-mail configuration really non-standard, I pop mail from pop.yahoo.com with fetchmail running on my home UNIX server. I log in with email_name@swbell.net (The original e-mail for dsl before AT&T bought Southwestern Bell Telephone Company). All my e-mail is delivered to my local UNIX login account and I pop it off the UNIX box to Thunderbird on Windows XP.

 

My outgoing e-mail is via stunnel on my home Ubuntu linux desktop the connects to  smtp.att.yahoo.com:

 

[smtp-tls-wrapper]
accept = 25
client = yes
connect = smtp.att.yahoo.com:smtp
;connect = outbound.att.net:smtp
protocol = smtp

 

I recently changed from the outbound.att.net to smtp.att.yahoo.com to test in preparation to cutting the dsl cord. This connection is now being sent over Google fiber and not over the existing dsl line.  So far everything is working. I'm still researching the required account settings for my mail-name@att.net and mail-name@swbell.net to verify that I will be able to change/maintain the account password once I no longer have a dsl account with AT&T.

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