said by CTinCT:
Can anyone say with reasonable certainty what will happen if a current ATT DSL subscriber using addresses in one of the legacy domains (pacbell.net, snet.net, etc.) cancels ALL ATT services?
I'd heard they would still be available through Yahoo, but it sounds almost too good to be true, and one can find stuff like:
»forums.att.com/t5/Email-Internet ··· /2957445
I can't tell you with any amount of certainty what happens currently in that situation. However, I terminated my two AT&T DSL accounts two years ago, and all of my old bellsouth.net and att.net email accounts are still active, and can be accessed from the »mail.yahoo.com
web site, and via POP3/SMTP from a PC email client, and from the built-in email client in my AT&T cell phone (I do still have AT&T Mobility service, which may or may not make a difference).
For the POP3/SMTP access, I have successfully used all of the following servers from non AT&T IP addresses:
POP3: mail.bellsouth.net, port 110
POP3: fpostoffice.isp.att.net, SSL, port 995
SMTP: fmailhost.isp.att.net, SSL, port 465
POP3: pop.att.yahoo.com, port 110
POP3: pop.att.yahoo.com, SSL, port 995
SMTP: smtp.att.yahoo.com, SSL, port 465
SMTP: smtp.att.yahoo.com, port 587
POP3: inbound.att.net, port 110
POP3: inbound.att.net, SSL, port 995
SMTP: outbound.att.net, SSL, port 465
SMTP: outbound.att.net, port 587
Of course, the universal YMMV disclaimer is always in effect (especially for the mail.bellsouth.net server since you don't seem to live in the legacy BellSouth region). --
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