How to Set Up an Email Account With AT&T Net (30 Steps)
By Ed Wills
In addition to the phone services the company is best known for, AT&T offers Internet services to both residential and business customers. The residential service allows for 21 email address or sub-accounts. Unlike free email services such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Hotmail, you must be an AT&T Internet subscriber to have an AT&T email address. Once you establish an AT&T email account you can access it online, through Microsoft Outlook or similar email software, or on your smart phone.
Create Your AT&T E-mail Account
Log into att.com using the user name and password provided when you opened your AT&T internet account.
Select "Internet" from the MyAT&T tab.
Scroll down to E-mail Accounts. Your primary e-mail address was created when you opened your AT&T account. To create additional e-mail accounts select "Create/Manage Sub-Account."
Click on "Add a Sub-Account."
Enter the new e-mail address in the Member ID field.
Type a new password in the Password field and re-enter it in the Confirm Password field.
Enter first and last names, a nickname, gender, date of birth, and zip code in the appropriate fields.
Enter the primary account holder's email address in the Contact E-mail Address field.
Determine whether you want to grant this sub-account holder permission to charge purchases to your AT&T account.
Select an offline security question and answer as well as a passcode.
Select two online security questions with answers and click "Save."
Print the data confirmation page if you like, and then click "Continue" to complete your sub-account setup.
Configure Microsoft Outlook to Capture Your AT&T Email
Select "Account Settings" from the Tools menu in Microsoft Outlook.
Click the "New" button under the E-mail tab.
Select the POP3 E-mail Service, and then click "Next."
Check "Manually Configure Server Settings or Additional Server Types," and then click "Next."
Select "Internet E-mail, and then click "Next."
Enter your name, your new AT&T e-mail address, and the password you used to set up the sub-account.
Type "pop.att.yahoo.com" in the Incoming Mail Server field.
Type "smtp.att.yahoo.com" in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field.
Enter your e-mail address in the User Name field.
Check "Remember Password," and then click "More Settings."
Check "My Outgoing Server (SMTP) Requires Authentication," and then click the "Advanced" tab.
Type "995" in the Incoming Server (POP3) Port Number field.
Check "This Server Requires and Encrypted Connection (SSL)."
Enter "465" in the Outgoing Server (SMTP) field.
Select "SSL" in the drop down box next to Use the Following Type of Encrypted Connection, and then click "OK" to be returned to the Internet E-mail window.
Click the "Test Account Settings" button to verify your new e-mail address is communicating with Outlook.
Close the test window, and click "Finish" to complete your e-mail setup.
Ed Wills began writing professionally in 1998. As a tech writer, he developed numerous software manuals making complex software accessible to common users. An entrepreneur, he has also written widely on business and finance.