Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

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Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I can't get the outgoing mail server to accept my username and password.

The settings should be correct:

smtp.att.yahoo.com
Server port: 465
SSL is checked.

I have my complete email address as the username and my password saved, but i can't get it to work.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I have very little experience with Mac OS, and none with the mail client; but I think what you are trying to do is get your ATT/Yahoo! e-mail to forward to your Mac mail?
 
These are the settings I use (Windows/Outlook Express):
 (I am sbcglobal.net)
 
pop.att.net (Incoming)
smtp.att.net (Outgoing)
yourusername at att.net
your password
 (server requires authentication/same settings as incoming mail server)
 
My SMTP port is 25
My POP3 port is 110
 
Not sure if Mac ports are different than PCs. :smileywink:
 
Try removing the yahoo part from what you now have and use .net (instead of .com) if the above doesn't work for you.
 
If you are attempting to forward plain Yahoo mail to your Mac mail account, I doubt that is possible unless you upgrade to Yahoo's paid service.  They did allow forwarding in the past, then discontinued it for their paid service. 
But the ATT/Yahoo should let you do forwarding.
 
Can you go to yahoo.com and login with yourusername at .att.net?
 
 
 


jrnewhouse wrote:
I can't get the outgoing mail server to accept my username and password.

The settings should be correct:

smtp.att.yahoo.com
Server port: 465
SSL is checked.

I have my complete email address as the username and my password saved, but i can't get it to work.

Any suggestions?


 
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I thought that you had to have the .yahoo in the adresses. That's what the helpme site says as well.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I did not look...and maybe it is different with att.net vs. sbcblobal.net.  Those settings are the ones I have used from back in SBC days when it was Prodigy.:smileysad:
 
Are ports different on Macs vs. PCs--maybe that is the issue?

Uturnaroun wrote:
I thought that you had to have the .yahoo in the adresses. That's what the helpme site says as well.



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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

Yeah i know that you can definitely log in at yahoo with your sbcglobal.net ending because that's what I do.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

So, possibly my assumption is wrong?
 
Anyone with an att.net addy here who can chime in?
 
But, as far as I know, you cannot do POP forwarding from regular yahoo.com addys unless you sign up for a paid Yahoo mail account.

hogrunr wrote:
Yeah i know that you can definitely log in at yahoo with your sbcglobal.net ending because that's what I do.



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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

Email settings should be as follows:

Domain     POP Server     SMTP Server     POP3 User ID
sbcglobal.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com    MemberID@sbcglobal.net
pacbell.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@pacbell.net
nvbell.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@nvbell.net
swbell.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@swbell.net
snet.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@snet.net
ameritech.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@ameritech.net
prodigy.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@prodigy.net
flash.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@flash.net
wans.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@wans.net
att.net     pop.att.yahoo.com     smtp.att.yahoo.com     MemberID@att.net

Incoming mail server: POP3
Outgoing mail server: Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
Incoming mail port #: 995, secure connection (SSL) checked
Outgoing mail port #: 465, secure connection (SSL) checked


You can use the default ports of 110 and 25 if you do not have SSL checked, however, someday those will not work. not sure when though.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

Thanks for posting those. :smileywink:
 
So, those of use who use sbcglobal.net for POP In/Out are only able to do so 'temporarily'?
Do we need to check SSL and change our ports?
 
My settings have always had *.sbcglobal.net*
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Master

Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

Yeah that's one of the changes att is making. I got an email or something from them a while back stating that they need to be changed or soon you won't be able to get your email.
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Professor

Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I got that email too. I never changed it and it still continued to work though.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

okay, for whatever reason, everything is now working. i was never trying to forward my att u-verse email to another account, but simply trying to use the mac os x mail application with my .mac email. i never had a problem downloading the emails, but as usual the ISP doesn't allow you to use their outgoing mail server without authentication that you are indeed a paying customer. For the record, my settings are as follows:

Outgoing mail server: smtp.att.yahoo.com

username: is my att.net email address
password: is the password for the email address

i have the SSL box checked and the server port set to 465.

Hope everyone else's is easier to set-up than mine was.

Message Edited by jrnewhouse on 11-10-2007 11:55 AM
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

oh you were using .mac email? thats why it wasnt working. AT&T blocks port 25. really easy to turn off though, just have to get a tier2 tech to do it then you can send with any email address.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I never received the e-mail, so did it give a cutoff date?  Or will I just find one day I can't access my mail?:smileytongue:
 
That is going to be a problem for me as I have had my SBC/Yahoo through my mail client for years!:smileysad:

Uturnaroun wrote:
I got that email too. I never changed it and it still continued to work though.



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Professor

Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I got that email a long time ago. I think I was still had DSL back when I go that.
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Re: Any Mac OS X Mail users out there?

I'm sure they will send another email through with a cut-off date if they ever decide to have one
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