Sbcglobal Email Settings – ATT & Sbcglobal.net POP3, IMAP, SMTP Settings 2018


Sbcglobal.net (ATT, Bellsouth) provides IMAP access to your Sbcglobal.net (AT&T, Bellsouth) account, so you can connect to your email from mobile devices and desktop email clients.

The mail server settings below will work with all of the following AT&T domains: 

  • @ameritech.net 
  • @att.net
  • @bellsouth.net
  • @flash.net email
  • @nvbell.net email
  • @pacbell.net
  • @prodigy.net
  • @sbcglobal.net
  • @snet.net
  • @swbell.net
  • @wans.net

To access your Sbcglobal.net email-account from a desktop email program, you’ll need the IMAP and SMTP settings below:


Follow the steps listed below to setup your email-account.

  1. Touch Apps > Settings > Under Accounts touch +Add account
  2. Touch Email
  3. Enter the username and password.

If you are unsuccessful with setting up your accounts automatically or you still have email issues, enter your e-mail address and password and touch Manual-setup, and use the manual-settings below:

E-mail Manual Settings



Email settingsSbcglobal, Bellsouth, ATT.net email settings 
AT&T IMAP Serverimap.mail.att.net
IMAP port995 or 993
IMAP serverSSL / TLS
IMAP usernameYour full email address
IMAP passwordYour Sbcglobal.net password


AT&T SMTP Serversmtp.mail.att.net
SMTP port465 or 587
SMTP securitySSL / TLS
SMTP usernameYour full email address
SMTP passwordYour Sbcglobal.net password


Server Type: POP3


  • incoming mail server: pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
  • outgoing mail server: smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com


  1. Enter your username
  2. Enter your password
  3. Enter pop3 server – pop.att.yahoo.com or pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
  4. Enter Port – 995  or 993
  5. Touch Next
  6. Enter SMTP server – smtp.att.yahoo.com or smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
  7. Enter Port – 465 or 587
  8. Enter your username
  9. Enter your password
  10. Touch Next


Outlook Settings for SbcGlobal, Bellsouth, ATT, Account 


  • Pop: pop.att.yahoo.com, Security SSL, Port 995
  • SMTP: smtp.att.yahoo.com, Security SSL, Port 465 / 587.


Make sure that you also have in the Outgoing server tab, that “My outgoing (SMTP) server requires authentication.” is checked, and that “Use the same settings as my incoming mail server is tick.



  • incoming mail server: pop.att.yahoo.com or pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
  • outgoing mail server: smtp.att.yahoo.com or smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
  • then keep the ports mentioned above:  995
  • and 465 or 587


Follow steps to update your Sbcglobal email server settings:

        1. Open Outlook Express.
        2. Select File.
        3. Select Account Settings.
        4. Select the email account to update.
        5. In Internet Email Settings verify that:
          • o    You have POP3 or IMAP selected.
          • o    Your User Name and Password are correct.
        6. Enter the following:
          • o    For POP3 accounts, enter inbound.att.net for the Incoming mail server and outbound.att.net for the Outgoing mail server.
          • o    For IMAP accounts, enter imap.mail.att.net for the Incoming mail server, and smtp.mail.att.net for the Outgoing mail server.
        7. Select More Settings.
        8. Select the Outgoing Server tab.
        9. Verify the following:
          • o    My outgoing server (SMTPrequires authentication is checked.
          • o    Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.
        10. Select the Advanced tab.
        11. Enter the following:
          • o    For POP3 accounts, the Incoming server (POP3) is port 995, the checkbox for This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is selected, and the Outgoing server(SMTP) is port 465.
          • o    For IMAP accounts, the Incoming server (IMAP) is port 993, the checkbox for This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is selected, and the Outgoing server(SMTP) is port 465 or 587.
        12. Select OK.
        13. On the Internet E-mail Settings windowselect Next.
        14. Select Finish.




ATT Email Updater

  • selects Launch the AT&T E-mail Updater, to begin the automated process.
  • Once they run the tool, the POP and SMTP server settings update with the correct server settings listed below.
  • POP Server: inbound.att.net
  • SMTP Server: outbound.att.net (requires authentication)
  • Mail Ports: Incoming Mail Port #995: SSL Checked; Outgoing Mail Port #465: SSL Checked


POP3 and IMAP email settings (sbcglobal.net, att.net, bellsouth.net)


Your desktop email program or mobile email app will use either POP3 or IMAP to send and receive email. Be sure to use the right server and port settings.


These settings are good for email addresses with any of these domains: @ameritech.net, @att.net, @bellsouth.net, @flash.net, @nvbell.net, @pacbell.net, prodigy.net, @sbcglobal.net, @snet.net, @swbell.net, or @wans.net.


Email protocolInbound serverInbound portSSLOutbound serverOutbound port
IMAPimap.mail.att.net993Yessmtp.mail.att.net465 or 587


start.att.net, and sign in there and see if your email access is available there. This is our new website following the end of the AT&T, sbcglobal, Yahoo email partnership that ended back earlier in the Summer 2018.

Access your email much the same as you have done or do on Yahoo at start.att.net and let us know if that helps resolve your issue.