07-19-2014 4:50 PM
Went through iMail preferences, did all the stuff on the tutorial and I get an error message. Also, every time I try to set up my ATT account I'm told it's not recognized. What the heck this is the most complicated process I've ever been through.
07-19-2014 6:21 PM
See this support webpage:
Personally I just forward my ATT/Yahoo email to my gmail account and have no problems there.
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07-19-2014 6:37 PM
Thanks Chris none of that is working for me and I really need my email to come through to iMail app instead of doing some webmail thing.
07-19-2014 7:11 PM - edited 07-19-2014 7:16 PM
I really cannot help you because mine just worked. Here are the entries I used -
E-mail address - full e-mail address
Imcoming mail server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
User name - full e-mail address
Password - Password
Outgoing mail server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com:full e-mail address
Do you have an apple mail account that works with imail? go to settings in Yahoo via the web & forward your mail to the apple mail acct.
I see you do not want to use want to use web access. Neither do I. BUt, I think you may have to log in once via the web to allow the imail to work. Crazy, but that is what some posts say,
07-19-2014 7:49 PM
Thanks I finally got it to work. NOW I am unable to send to multiple addresses to inform my contacts of my new email address. I can send an individual email but not to several addresses. What the heck is up with that?
07-19-2014 8:11 PM
If this is a new account, you really should not use it for general purposes, You need to open a gmail account or an apple account or another free account. Then you will not need to change if you change ISP.
That is what Chris suggested. That is what I do.
As far as multiples I do it all the time, but I use gmail. I thought there ws a suggestion that you need to build a group. But, I do not even see that.
07-19-2014 8:14 PM
I'm sorry that makes no sense. You shouldn't use your email account for email? What's the point of having an email account then? I don't want a gmail account I hate gmail. I want to use my Apple iMail app. I've been using that for 15 years and never had a problem. If AT&T email isn't supposed to be used for general purposes then it's completely pointless!
07-20-2014 5:33 AM - edited 07-20-2014 5:38 AM
It is all about choice & there are two levels of choices, The first choice is who provides the service(account) & the second is how do we access that service. As with everything else there are advantages & disadvatages to every option. Finally, it does not hurt to have more than one e-mail account.
We can get the e-mail service from many providers identified by the e-mail address - Many variations of att.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com, me.com (Apple) & many others, Each have their own advantages & disadvantages. Pick a couple you like. If any one is not working for you there are any number of others that will.
Instead of accessing the account via a web browser, there are many programs or apps to do that - Outlook is one. I use Macmail on my macmini and ipad, you use imail (on your iphone?). One of the many advantages of these products is the ability to manage many e-mail accounts(servers). I have six accounts set up across different providers.
There is a saying - You pay your money & you make your choice. In this case, you do not have to pay, just choose the one you like & works for you.
It s not - AT&T email isn't supposed to be used for general purposes - It is just that I (& others) choose other alternatives because we like them better. If att is not working for you, pick one that does & set it up on your imail.
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