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tools:  options: getting started: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

tools:  options: checking mail: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

                                   Secure Sockets when receiving = required, alternate port


tools:  options: sending mail: SMTP server = outbound.att.net

                                              Secure Sockets when sending =  required, alternate port

 

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tools:  options: getting started: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

tools:  options: checking mail: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

                                   Secure Sockets when receiving = required, alternate port


tools:  options: sending mail: SMTP server = outbound.att.net

                                              Secure Sockets when sending =  required, alternate port

 

HTH

tools:  options: getting started: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

tools:  options: checking mail: mail server incoming = inbound.att.net

                                   Secure Sockets when receiving = required, alternate port


tools:  options: sending mail: SMTP server = outbound.att.net

                                              Secure Sockets when sending =  required, alternate port

 

HTH

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Bless you!! I had the inbound & outbound part ok but didn't know about the secure sockets part. Back in business with a zillion emails. Thanks so much!

Bless you!! I had the inbound & outbound part ok but didn't know about the secure sockets part. Back in business with a zillion emails. Thanks so much!

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Very helpful.  Very quick.  And your advice works.

 

After spending an hour with the AT&T instructions (including an "automatic" updating procedure that proclaimed that "no updating was needed") and a lot of reading some very fine print about Microsoft Outlook 2007 (the only case that AT&T thinks the "other software" category contains), your advice required about 2 minutes and it worked the first time. [Note:  Instead of "Secure Sockets" under Preferences, the Eudora 6.2.4 version uses "SSL".]

 

Signing up for this discussion group was another AT&T pain, but I have said enough.

 

Happy Holidays to "offnyc"

Very helpful.  Very quick.  And your advice works.

 

After spending an hour with the AT&T instructions (including an "automatic" updating procedure that proclaimed that "no updating was needed") and a lot of reading some very fine print about Microsoft Outlook 2007 (the only case that AT&T thinks the "other software" category contains), your advice required about 2 minutes and it worked the first time. [Note:  Instead of "Secure Sockets" under Preferences, the Eudora 6.2.4 version uses "SSL".]

 

Signing up for this discussion group was another AT&T pain, but I have said enough.

 

Happy Holidays to "offnyc"

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If you are using an "att.net" email address or an "sbcglobal.net" email address, then the "Solution" above does not work in Eudora 7.1.0.9 Paid version.

 

tvirtue posted a tip in another thread that using "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com" worked for him.  It also worked for me.

 

Note: Earlier today an AT&T Tech Support person told me that AT&T had recently changed the settings, and we shouldn't use "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com". Instead they want us to use "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".

 

This turned out to be bad advice. The problem is that Eudora 7 doesn't have an SSL certificate for att.net or sbcglobal.net if you are using "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".  It also doesn't have an SSL certificate for "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "smtp.mail.yahoo.com", but using the Tools menu, you can add an appropriate SSL certificate for "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com". For some reason I was not able to add an SSL certificate for "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".

 

One more thing before I get into the detailed settings. If you or someone has moved the "esoteric.epi" file from the Eudora's extrastuff folder into the Eudora root directory, move it back to extrastuff. It can cause problems, and it isn't needed.  Using the "Required, Alternate Port" setting (see below) sets the correct Port numbers (995 for POP, 465 for SMTP) for att.net and sbcglobal.net email. If you want to know more about how the esoteric.epi file works to create a Ports option in Eudora Options, Google it.

 

I will now give you the settings that worked for my att.net and sbcglobal.net email addresses, and I will give you the steps for adding an SSL certificate.

 

Click Tools>Personalities

 

Or, if you already have set up a Personality that isn't working, you can right-click the email address (the left end of the line), and left-click Properties.

 

If you don't have a Personality set up already, right-click in the white area, and left-click "New". If this produces a "There is no email program..." dialog box, click OK. The New Account Wizard will start.

 

Click "Skip directly to advanced account setup." Then click Next.

 

In the Generic Properties tab:

 

Type the Personality Name. I usually type the first name of a person and the email address. Several of us reply to customers and prospects using the same email address, so I have one email address set up several times with different people's names in each one. Each of us also checks email for that address.

 

Real Name: Type the name you want your recipients to see in the From field..
Email Address: Type your complete email address.
Username: Type your complete email address again.
SMTP Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Check Authentication allowed
Check Use relay personality, if desired
Do not check Use submission port (587)
Default Domain: att.net [or] sbcglobal.net [whichever one you are using]
Default Stationery: Play with this later
Default Signature: Ditto
Secure Sockets when Sending: Required, Alternate Port
Leave Check Mail unchecked for now. Eudora will check for new email only when you right-click the email item and left-click Check Mail.

 

In the Incoming Mail tab:

 

Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com

Configuration: POP
Check Leave mail on server.
Uncheck Delete from server after 0 days
Uncheck Delete from server when emtied from Trash
Uncheck Skip messages over 40K in size
Authentication style: Passwords
Securesockets when Receiving: Required, Alternate Port

Click OK when done.

 

Test your settings by right-clicking the email address, and left-clicking "Check Mail".

 

If you get an SSL error, then you have to follow these instructions:

 

First, send yourself an email from the problem account. Sending will fail, but it will create a Eudora message that you will need in a minute.

 

Click Tools>Options>Sending Mail>Last SSL Info>Certificate Information Manager>View Certificate Details>Install Certificate>Next>Next>Finish>OK>OK>Add To Trusted>Done>OK>OK.

 

Test your settings again by right-clicking the email address, and left-clicking "Check Mail".

 

Please forgive any typos or omissions. I'm writing this at 5:45 AM after working on the problem all night.

 

Hope it works for you.

If you are using an "att.net" email address or an "sbcglobal.net" email address, then the "Solution" above does not work in Eudora 7.1.0.9 Paid version.

 

tvirtue posted a tip in another thread that using "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com" worked for him.  It also worked for me.

 

Note: Earlier today an AT&T Tech Support person told me that AT&T had recently changed the settings, and we shouldn't use "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com". Instead they want us to use "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".

 

This turned out to be bad advice. The problem is that Eudora 7 doesn't have an SSL certificate for att.net or sbcglobal.net if you are using "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".  It also doesn't have an SSL certificate for "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "smtp.mail.yahoo.com", but using the Tools menu, you can add an appropriate SSL certificate for "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" and "pop.mail.yahoo.com". For some reason I was not able to add an SSL certificate for "inbound.att.net" and "outbound.att.net".

 

One more thing before I get into the detailed settings. If you or someone has moved the "esoteric.epi" file from the Eudora's extrastuff folder into the Eudora root directory, move it back to extrastuff. It can cause problems, and it isn't needed.  Using the "Required, Alternate Port" setting (see below) sets the correct Port numbers (995 for POP, 465 for SMTP) for att.net and sbcglobal.net email. If you want to know more about how the esoteric.epi file works to create a Ports option in Eudora Options, Google it.

 

I will now give you the settings that worked for my att.net and sbcglobal.net email addresses, and I will give you the steps for adding an SSL certificate.

 

Click Tools>Personalities

 

Or, if you already have set up a Personality that isn't working, you can right-click the email address (the left end of the line), and left-click Properties.

 

If you don't have a Personality set up already, right-click in the white area, and left-click "New". If this produces a "There is no email program..." dialog box, click OK. The New Account Wizard will start.

 

Click "Skip directly to advanced account setup." Then click Next.

 

In the Generic Properties tab:

 

Type the Personality Name. I usually type the first name of a person and the email address. Several of us reply to customers and prospects using the same email address, so I have one email address set up several times with different people's names in each one. Each of us also checks email for that address.

 

Real Name: Type the name you want your recipients to see in the From field..
Email Address: Type your complete email address.
Username: Type your complete email address again.
SMTP Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Check Authentication allowed
Check Use relay personality, if desired
Do not check Use submission port (587)
Default Domain: att.net [or] sbcglobal.net [whichever one you are using]
Default Stationery: Play with this later
Default Signature: Ditto
Secure Sockets when Sending: Required, Alternate Port
Leave Check Mail unchecked for now. Eudora will check for new email only when you right-click the email item and left-click Check Mail.

 

In the Incoming Mail tab:

 

Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com

Configuration: POP
Check Leave mail on server.
Uncheck Delete from server after 0 days
Uncheck Delete from server when emtied from Trash
Uncheck Skip messages over 40K in size
Authentication style: Passwords
Securesockets when Receiving: Required, Alternate Port

Click OK when done.

 

Test your settings by right-clicking the email address, and left-clicking "Check Mail".

 

If you get an SSL error, then you have to follow these instructions:

 

First, send yourself an email from the problem account. Sending will fail, but it will create a Eudora message that you will need in a minute.

 

Click Tools>Options>Sending Mail>Last SSL Info>Certificate Information Manager>View Certificate Details>Install Certificate>Next>Next>Finish>OK>OK>Add To Trusted>Done>OK>OK.

 

Test your settings again by right-clicking the email address, and left-clicking "Check Mail".

 

Please forgive any typos or omissions. I'm writing this at 5:45 AM after working on the problem all night.

 

Hope it works for you.

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