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An Effective Step-by-Step Guide to Fix ATT Email Account Issue of Not Working with MS Outlook


You might encounter issues while login to your AT&T email account after configuring the same in the MS Outlook program. Though, it’s a good idea to configure all your accounts on one platform i.e., MS Outlook—a unified email program platform to make the process of accessing them easier than ever but; at the same, this is also true that you’ll encounter issues with your email accounts after that if you haven’t configured it properly.

So, considering the same fact, the reason why your AT&T email account is not working with MS Outlook is nothing but the improper configuration process. However, there’s nothing to worry about, as you can easily fix this issue with the help of our below-mentioned step-by-step guide. Have a look to resolve your AT&T email problems:

Step 1: Check the AT&T Email Server by visiting the ‘Downdetector.in’ website and also disable your ‘Windows Firewall’ setting along with the real-protection of your third party antivirus program to avoid any interference in the configuration process.

Step 2: Remove AT&T Email Account from MS Outlook Platform—

  • To remove your AT&T email account from Outlook, launch the MS Outlook program.
  • Under it, go to the ‘Files’ tab of Outlook and from there, navigate yourself to the ‘Account Settings’ option.
  • In account settings, search for the ‘Manage Profile’ option and click on the same in order to open it.
  • After that, select the ‘Show Profile’ option and then, click right on your AT&T email account option.
  • From the available contextual menu, select the ‘Remove’ option to finally remove your AT&T email account from the MS Outlook program platform.
  • After this, move on to the next step where you need to open your MS Outlook in safe mode to avoid any further issue with your configured ATT account.

Step 3: Run MS Outlook Program in Safe Window Mode—

  • To do so, press together ‘Win + R’ key for a while to open the ‘Run Dialog Box.’
  • In the pop-up dialog box, type ‘Outlook/Safe mode’ and click on the ‘OK’ button to continue.
  • Doing so will open your MS Outlook program in ‘Safe Window Mode.’
  • Now, you can move on to the next step of configuring your AT&T Email account in Outlook.

Step 4: Re-Configure AT&T Email Account in MS Outlook using correct AT&T Email Server Setting for Outlook—

  • After opening your MS Outlook in safe mode, you can now start the process of configuring your AT&T email account in the Outlook program, and to do so, you need to launch the MS Outlook program on your computer.
  • Once you’re able to open it, click on its ‘File’ section to select MS Outlook’s ‘Account Settings.’
  • From it, direct yourself to the ‘Email’ tab and in order to add a new account, simply select the option of ‘New.’
  • Then, you need to click on the option of ‘Server Settings’ to select the ‘Internet Email Addresses’ option.
  • Under it, you have to fill your AT&T Account user data like your ‘Username and Email ID’ in the required field.
  • After that, check the ‘Type of Account’ box and select the type of your account from the options of either ‘IMAP or POP3.’
  • Then, based on your selection of account type, enter the same ‘account type’ server information from the below-given server settings:
  • For IMAP:
  • Incoming Email Server: imap.mail.att.net
  • Incoming Port: 993
  • Outgoing Email Server: smtp.mail.att.net
  • Outgoing Port: 465
  • Requires authentication: Yes
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • For POP:
  • Incoming Email Server: inbound.att.net
  • Incoming Port: 995
  • Outgoing Email Server: outbound.att.net
  • Outgoing Port: 465
  • Requires authentication: Yes
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • After entering the following details carefully, move on to enter the login details of your AT&T email account in the ‘Login Information’ tab.
  • And, to complete the process of AT&T email configuration for Outlook, click on the ‘Finish’ button.

That’s all! If you perform this step-by-step guide correctly then, you will not only resolve your “ATT email account not working with Outlook” issue but also, you no longer face any issue with your AT&T email account. 

However, in the worst-case scenario, if you still encounter any issue related to your AT&T email account in the nearby future then, what best you can do is, visit the site Emailspedia.comto take further assistance for all your email problems.

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