The bellsouth.net address can be migrated from being associated with the DSL account to with the U-Verse account -- you need the master DSL email address & the associated password. Let the technician know on installation day that you want to keep your existing bellsouth.net address.
You can also choose to create a new att.net address, but that sounds like it is not the desired option in this case
FWIW, you can migrate any of the legacy baby bell domains (sbcglobal, snet, ameritech, pacbell, swbell, prodigy, bellsouth, etc) that the current AT&T bought/owns, as long as you have the master account email & password.
And yes, there are people out there that still have prodigy.net email addresses :P
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reply to Squeezer99
You have two choices. As ILpt4U said, you can ask to have your @bellsouth.net email accounts migrated (although I know of cases where that did not work), or you can just get a new @att.net or @sbcglobal.net email account (at one time I think you could chose either, but I don't know what the current policy is) and continue to use your existing @bellsouth.net accounts.
I terminated my two AT&T DSL accounts (because AT&T forced me to do so with their new "one DSL account per customer" rule) in March, 2011. All of my old @att.net and @bellsouth.net email accounts are still working. That is a big plus that I will have to hand to AT&T/Yahoo!; their policy of not terminating email accounts of former customers is outstanding.
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