Outlook Email Meets AT&T Internet

Jan 23, 2013 add email, AT&T Internet, att, 1 Comments
AT&T Internet Email


Your email service through AT&T Internet may be easily accessible online using the web mail option, but sometimes it is more convenient for you to use an email client on your desktop. There are several reasons why you would prefer to use a desktop client, some like the convenience. Other reasons may include:

  • There is valuable information in your email that needs to be backed up regularly.
  • You regularly use added security features such as encryption or digital signing.
  • The advanced mail filtering allows you to sort work, personal and junk mail into respective folders, which you can prioritize.
  • Outlook integrates with your calendar and several other applications.
  • Outlook allows you control to monitor multiple email accounts from various servers in one centralized location.

These eight simple instructions will walk you through the process of adding your AT&T Internet Email account to an existing Outlook 2010 profile. The same basic instructions will apply to almost all versions of Microsoft Internet Outlook with only slight variations. The information can also be used to configure most other desktop email clients, all you really need is the information you are entering.

Outlook, AT&T Internet and You

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2010
  2. Select the File tab, then select Info and click on Add Account. (If this is the first time you have used Outlook, then you may see a wizard automatically open — if the wizard opens then click Next.)
  3. You will now be asked Would you like to configure an Email Account? Select Yes and click Next.
  4. At the bottom of the window you will see Manually configure server settings or additional server types, select the radio button next to it and click Next.
  5. You will now have a screen that asks you to Choose Service. The button next to Internet Email should be selected. Click Next.
  6. You are now on a screen called Internet Email Settings. There are several sections on this screen.
  1. Click Next to close the Internet Email Settings window.
  2. A congratulations screen should now pop up. Click on Finish to close it out.

Now you can give yourself a pat on the back, by following these eight simple steps your email is now going to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 client on your desktop. If you have other AT&T Internet email accounts simply add them to your Microsoft Outlook client by following the procedure above (changing the email address and password of course.)

Many other email servers can also be accessed through your Microsoft Outlook 2010 program. You will have to find their configuration information to get the correct inbound and outbound mail server names. Most companies have the information readily available in the FAQ files. If you can not find the information on their site, then send an email to their customer support department and they will be able to tell you if their mail server is supported by a desktop client.

If you are not at home you can still access your email through the standard webmail procedure. Go to your home page and log in as you always have. We have not affected your email at all, you have only configured a program that can pull a copy of it for easy organization and access.


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One Comment

  • Monica Knesek

    This doesn’t work. I still am constantly bombarded with enter network password during the test email and never successfully

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