Bloomfield Hills, MI
Here is an update:
I finally gave up and cancelled my dial-up email account service 3 weeks ago. I fingered that I will lose my @att.net email account.
Today, I received an email from ATT that they will provide the @att.net email service for free.
The end result is that I avoided paying for the $7.95 monthly charge and still have ownership of my @att.net email account. Even though I still couldn't merge my @att.net email with my U-verse account, it is no big deal.
Have a good day.