How to Set Up AT&T Email on MS Outlook

By Leigh Thompson

An email account is essential for internet use. Email is needed to sign up for virtually all websites and to buy products online. An email account is automatically created when you configure your AT&T internet service. AT&T users can have up to ten email accounts through their AT&T plan. These accounts can all be set up for use with Microsoft Outlook because Outlook supports multiple email accounts. Outlook provides a convenient place to access all your email accounts, calendars, and contacts in order to organize your electronic communication needs.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2010 users need to click on "File" on the top menu bar. Choose "Info" and then "Account Settings." Choose "Account Settings" again. Outlook 2007 users need to click "Tools" on the top menu bar. Select "Account Settings" from the list.

Step 2

Select the "Email" tab. Click the "New" button. Click the radio button next to "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP." Click "Next." Check the box next to "Manually configure server settings or additional server types."Click "Next." Choose "Internet Email." Click "Next."

Step 3

Enter your name and email address in the "User Information" fields. Under "Server Information," choose "POP3" from the drop down box. Type "" into the "Incoming Mail Server" field. Type "" into the "Outgoing Mail Server" field. Enter your user name and password into the "Logon Information" fields. This is the login information you use to access your webmail. Check the box to remember your password. Click the "More Settings" button.

Step 4

Select the "Outgoing Server" tab. Check the box next to "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication." Click the radio button next to "Use same settings as incoming mail server."

Step 5

Select the "Advanced" tab. Check the box next to "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)." The field number should automatically change to "995." If it doesn't, change the field number to "995."

Step 6

Change the "SMTP" field to the number "465" and select "SSL" from the drop-down box. Click "OK." Click the "Test Settings" button to make sure that everything works correctly.

Step 7

Click "Next" and then "Finish."