How To Configure BellSouth Email Settings For Outlook?

When you purchase any service from Bellsouth, such as Telephone, Internet, or TV, you are also provided a BellSouth email account. You can use this email account like a regular email account for sending and receiving messages. What’s best about this email service is the fact that you can easily access it using an email program like Outlook. In order to have this convenience of accessing your emails, you will need to configure BellSouth email settings for Outlook. Below are the steps that you will need to follow for the setup process.

Configuring BellSouth Email Settings for Outlook

In order to configure your BellSouth email account on Outlook, you will need to have the IMAP or POP settings information of BellSouth email. Below are the settings that you will need to enter in the relevant fields when following the instructions provided below.

Email ProtocolIMAPPOP3
Inbound serverimap.mail.att.netinbound.att.net
Inbound port993995
SSLYesYes
Outbound serversmtp.mail.att.netoutbound.att.net
Outbound port465 or 587465

Now as you have information on the BellSouth email settings for both IMAP and POP3, you can follow these steps to complete the configuration process.

1. On your computer, launch the Outlook email program and click on the File option. This will open a drop-down menu on your screen.

2. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to select the Account Settings option and then click on the Email account to update.

3. Next, you will need to go to the Internet Email Setting section, and verify the following:

  • Make sure that you first select the POP3 or IMAP.
  • Next, you will need to User Name and Password in the relevant fields.

4. Then, you will need to enter the following information in the prompted fields on your screen:

If selected POP3, you will need to enter the following inputs:

  • Incoming Call Server: att.net
  • Port: 995
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing Mail Server: att.net
  • Outgoing Server (SMTP): 465
  • Use the following type of encrypted: SSL

And, if you selected the IMAP option, you will need to enter the following inputs:

  • Incoming Call Server: att.net
  • Port: 993
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing Mail Server: att.net
  • Outgoing Server (SMTP): 465 or 587
  • Use the following type of encrypted: SSL

5.Once you have entered the above-mentioned information in the appropriate field, you will need to click on the OK buttonand then on the “Next” option onthe Internet Email Settings. After that, you will need to click on the Finish button to successfully complete the configuration process.

For Windows 10

If you are looking to configure your BellSouth email account on Outlook, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Outlook client on your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Next, you will need to click on the File. This will open a drop-down menu on your screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu that will appear on your screen, you will need to click on the Add account option.
  4. On the next screen, you will need to select the Manual configure server settings or additional server types option and click on the Next button.
  5. Then, in the next window, you will need to click on the Yes option and enter your Bellsouth.net email address and name in the provided field.
  6. On the next screen, you will need to select the IMAP and POP option and click on the Next button. You will be directed to the next screen where you will need to enter the following information in the relevant fields:
  7. In the Incoming Mail Server section, enter imap.mail.att.net.
  8. In the Outgoing Mail Server, enter smtp.mail.att.net.
  9. When prompted, you will need to enter your email address and password in the provided fields.
  10. Then, you will need to go to the More settingsoption and select the checkbox next to the following options on your screen:
  11. My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  12. Use same settings as my incoming mail server boxes
  13. After that, you will need to go to the Advanced tab and make sure that you have entered the Incoming Server port number for POP3 as 995 and the value of the Outgoing Server port will need to be entered as 465.
  14. Also, make sure to enable the SSL option under the Use the following type of encrypted connection section.
  15. Finally, you will need to click on the Finish button and your BellSouth email account will get configured successfully.

So, now as you know that steps to configure BellSouth email settings for Outlook, you can easily access your email account on your email program.

Updated: September 1, 2020 — 5:22 am

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