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JaBob

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Yesterday I spent 3 hours on the phone with a tech rep from ATT&T trying ti set up Outlook Express without luck. Then went to Thunderbird with the same results. Later was told that effective June 16, ATT&T DSL could no longer work with a Hub such as Outlook Express. Any experience out there?

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what? sounds to me like you've run into an AT&T tech who doesn't know what he's doing.

my buddy hired the BestBuy geek squad to come to his home to setup a new e-mail account. the geek told him that there was no way on God's green earth that Thunderbird would work with a gmail account and that the *only* way was to go to the gmail website. in addition he said that the *only* browser that would work on the gmail website was Google Chrome.

what are you trying to accomplish with OLE?


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We use MS Outlook with our AT&T email account... we've had no problems.

AT&T contracts with Yahoo to provide email for their customers. The POP server is (pop.att.yahoo.com). The SMTP server is different depending on whether we're "inside" the AT&T network or "outside". If we're connected via AT&T DSL our SMTP server is mail.bellsouth.net (no authentication is required). If we're outside the AT&T network our SMTP server is smtp.att.yahoo.com (authentication is required).

I hope this helps.

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Posted: 06/19/12 07:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TBird in Gmail

Outlook in Gmail

Outlook Express in Gmail

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I think that your tech guys are full of it. Thunderbird and Outlook and Outlook Express all work with Gmail and pretty much any other e-mail. You just have to get the settings correct. Gmail as some special settings and have to be correct for it to work. (see links above)
Even internet mail for Windows 7 works with Gmail. I only use Outlook on my desktop to archive my e-mails. The rest of the time I use their webmail to access it.


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Posted: 06/19/12 09:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the OP did not mention what Email account server he was trying to access

I have never heard outlook or any email program called a 'hub'

are you trying to access Corporate email from a VPN?

are you trying to access Microsoft exchange server?

these items are different than accessing generic web mail

security is much tighter


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AT&T uses Yahoo mail.. Just go to mail.yahoo.com and log in with your AT&T user name (address) and password.

personally.. I prefer web mail.. I get tons of spam and some of it contains mal-ware.. Mal-ware that never even gets close to my computer thanks to use of web-mail

If you use firefox.. Get the free web-mail notifier uitity and it tells you when you have mail.


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Posted: 06/19/12 03:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who is the provider of your email account that you want to access with Outlook Express?

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rk911 wrote:

what? sounds to me like you've run into an AT&T tech who doesn't know what he's doing.

my buddy hired the BestBuy geek squad to come to his home to setup a new e-mail account. the geek told him that there was no way on God's green earth that Thunderbird would work with a gmail account and that the *only* way was to go to the gmail website. in addition he said that the *only* browser that would work on the gmail website was Google Chrome.

what are you trying to accomplish with OLE?


lol dont forget to mention the 150 bucks he prolly charged for that information!!!





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Posted: 06/19/12 06:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't think my expert had a full drawer he did tell me gmail would work and it does. Problem is I am an appraiser and using gmail pictures are dropped in transmission. Will try recommeded settings one more time. AT&T tech could not make it work.
The statement that Outlook Express nor Thunderbird would not work came from an independent tech.

Bob

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