How do I Set Up AT&T U-Verse Email With Windows Mail or Outlook?

by Joshua Laud
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While you can access your AT&T email service online using the webmail option, it will often be more convenient to use an email client. Email clients such as Windows Mail or Microsoft Outlook send and receive email instantly. Email clients do not need an open Web browser window to access email and so you can browse the Web and send emails at the same time.

Windows Mail

Step 1

Click, in Windows Mail, "Tools," then "Accounts." Click "Add." "Email" is automatically selected, so click "Next."

Step 2

Enter your email address and click "Next." Select "POP3" in the drop down menu and set the address to In the "SMTP" box, set the address to Click "outgoing server requires authentication" and click "Next."

Step 3

Enter your email, login and password and click "Next." Click "Finish," then "Properties" and then "Advanced."

Set the "Outgoing" port to "465," and the incoming port to "995." Click "OK," then "Close."

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 1

Click, in Outlook, "File," then "Add Account." Click "Next." Click "Manually configure server setting," then click "Next" and then "Next" again.

Step 2

Enter your email, login and password. Enter your email address and click "Next." Click "POP3" and set the address to Click "SMTP" and set the address to Click "More settings."

Click "Outgoing server" and then "My outgoing server requires ..." Click "Use same settings as my incoming." Click "Advanced." Set the "incoming server port to "995" and the outgoing to "465." Click "OK," then "Next" and then "Finish."


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About the Author

Joshua Laud started writing professionally in 2008. During his three years at University he worked freelance for various music publications including "Clash Magazine" and "total:spec," and online Data Transmission and Music is Art. Laud also specializes in technology writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of London.

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