What Are the Outlook Account Settings for AT&T U-Verse?

By Maya Austen

"Outlook" is Microsoft's email client application. An email client is a computer program that connects to a Web mail account(s), allowing users to send, receive and manage emails from one or more Web mail accounts from a single interface on a computer workstation. You can, for example, configure Outlook's account settings to connect to your AT&T U-verse email account.

Open Outlook 2010 Internet Email Setting Options

To configure the Internet email settings in Outlook 2010, open the "File" menu. Select "Info." Click "Add Account" to open the "Add New Account" dialog box. Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" at the first prompt and "Internet Email" at the next prompt. This will open the "Internet Email Settings" dialog box.

Open Outlook 2007 Internet Email Setting Options

The user interface for Outlook 2007 is different from the 2010 interface. To configure the Internet email settings in Outlook 2007, open the "Tools" menu. Select "Account Settings" to open the "Account Settings" dialog box. On the "Email" tab, click "New." Again select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" at the first prompt and "Internet Email" at the next prompt. This will open the "Internet Email Settings" dialog box.

Configure Internet Email Main Settings for AT&T Email

The "Internet Email Settings" dialog box is divided into three sections. There is the "User Information" section, the "Server Information" section and the "Logon Information" section. The field boxes in each section have to be filled in with the proper account settings for your AT&T email account. Type your name as you want it to appear to recipients of your email in the "Your Name" box. Enter your complete AT&T email address in the "Email Address" box. Fill in the "Server Information" section as follows:For "Account Type" use "POP3."For "Incoming Mail Server" enter "pop.att.yahoo.com."For "Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server" enter "smtp.att.yahoo.com."Fill in the "Logon Information" section as follows:Next to "User Name" enter YourScreenName@att.net.Type your AT&T email account password in the "Password" box.Check the box next to "Remember password."

More Settings for AT&T Email

Additional account settings have to be made to configure Outlook to connect to your AT&T email. These additional setting options are accessed by clicking the "More Settings" button. A new "Internet Email Settings" dialog box will open. Go to the "Outgoing Server" tab and check the box next to "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication." Make sure the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" option is selected. On the "Advanced" tab the "Incoming server (POP3)" port number is 995. The "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port number is 465. The box next to "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" must be checked. And "SSL" must be selected next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection."