Southwestern Bell, or SBC Communications Inc., used to provide SBCGlobal Email as a service. SBC Communications bought AT&T in 2005, and the newly amalgamated business was renamed AT&T. Many users want to set up their SBCGlobal email account for use with Gmail.
In this article, we’ll look at how to use the POP3 mail protocol to set up SBCGlobal Email in Gmail. We’ll also go through some of the most common problems consumers have and how to fix or fix them.
POP3 Setup for SBCGlobal Email in Gmail.
To begin, open the Gmail app or go to the Gmail website at mail.google.com to begin the setup procedure.
You’ll then need to sign in to your Gmail account using your Gmail email address and the password linked with it. Then, depending on which Gmail app you’re using, click on the ‘Settings’ cogwheel button and then on ‘Mail Settings’ or ‘See All Settings’ once you’ve got access to your account.
Then go to ‘Accounts and Import,’ scroll down to ‘Check Email From Other Accounts’ or ‘Check Mail Using POP3,’ and click ‘Add an Email Account.’ The entire email address you intend to import will be asked for, and this is your SBCGlobal email address. After clicking ‘Next,’ you will be prompted to create a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password.’ Enter your full SBCGlobal email address in the ‘Username’ form and the password for that account in the ‘Password’ area.
The following are the remaining settings to be entered:
- inbound.att.net is the inbound server.
- 995 is the inbound port.
To enable this function, tick the box next to ‘Always Use a Secure Connection (SSL)’.
When you click ‘Add Account,’ you’ll also be given the option to send emails using Gmail. If you choose this option, you may additionally need to complete the setup procedure by entering the following settings:
- outbound.att.net is the outbound server.
- 465 is the outbound port.
All ATT legacy email addresses, including those ending in att.net, sbcglobal.net, prodigy.net, snet.net, ameritech.net, bellsouth.net, flash.net, nvbell.net, pacbell.net, swbell.net, and wans.net, can use the POP3 email settings described in this article.
IMAP settings for ATT.net and SBCGlobal.net
Follow these steps to set up IMAP settings in Gmail:
- Open the Gmail email app on your computer.
- Select Account Settings New from the File tab in the top-left corner.
- For manual configuration, select Server Settings.
- Under user information, click the Internet E-mail Addresses tab and fill in the details.
- In the Server Information section, choose IMAP. The inbound mail server for AT&T and SBCGLobal Email is imap.mail.att.net. For a secure connection, enter 993 as the port number.
- smtp.mail.att.net is AT&T and SBCGlobal.net’s outgoing mail server, and the port number is 465 or 587.
- To check the connection and email server settings, select Test Account Settings.
- To finish the IMAP email settings protocol, click the Next button, then Finish.
TIPS: If your SBCGlobal.net or ATT.net email account was created after June 11, 2011, you should download your email using the IMAP protocol to an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird if your account is about to expire. The emails will not appear on your Gmail account if you use IMAP. Add your SBCGlobal.net or ATT.net account to an email client by selecting IMAP as the kind of server, entering “imap.mail.att.net” as the server name, “993” as the Port setting, and selecting the option to enable SSL.
The Most Common Issues When Using SBCGlobal Through Gmail
If you’re having trouble utilizing SBCGlobal with Gmail, the first thing you should do is double-check that you’ve entered all of the settings correctly. Pay special attention to the server and port settings, but also double-check that you’ve supplied the correct email address and password.
POP3 difficulties have also been reported by some users when using anti-virus software. With this in mind, it might be recommended to temporarily disable your anti-virus software while using Gmail, then re-enable it after you’re done. If this fixes the problem, it’s safe to presume your anti-virus program was the source of the problem.
However, you should exercise caution when opening strange emails or clicking on suspicious links. You might also try replacing your anti-virus software with something else to see if it solves the problem.
If you ever decide to stop using Gmail to check your SBCGlobal emails, simply log in to Gmail, go to ‘Settings’ and ‘Accounts and Import,’ and then click ‘Delete’ next to your SBCGlobal email account.