Setting up Windows Live Mail to receive att.yahoo mail

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by elementofstyle, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    elementofstyle, Nov 18, 2009
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  2. elementofstyle

    slk759 Guest

    Please post the error message here (copy / paste) so the issue can be
    analyzed appropriately.



    "elementofstyle" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore
    > my
    > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work.
    > I
    > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I
    > dont
    > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the
    > directions
    > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to
    > be
    > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    slk759, Nov 19, 2009
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  3. elementofstyle

    N. Miller Guest

    On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:08:02 -0800, elementofstyle wrote:

    > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks


    Since you did not include a copy of the error message, all I can do is cover
    the ground you said you already covered. Here are some observations:

    | Incoming server: 'pop.att.yahoo.com:995'

    The ':995' part means you need to set the port (account properties, advanced
    tab) to 995. You must also select "This server requires a secure connection
    (SSL)" while you are there.

    | Outgoing server: 'smtp.att.yahoo.com:465'

    The ':465' part means you need to set the port (account properties, advanced
    tab) to 465. You must also select "This server requires a secure connection
    (SSL)" while you are there.

    | Incoming Mail server

    On the "Servers" tab be sure to use, "Log on using clear text
    authentication". The SSL setting on the "Advanced" tab will handle the
    secure connection; the other options are not relevant to the Yahoo! mail
    servers.

    | Outgoing Mail server

    On the "Servers tab, check the box labeled, "My server requires
    authentication".

    Your "E-mail username" must be your full, complete email address. This has
    been a requirement since the SBC days; several years now.

    If you are positive you've covered this ground properly, already, please
    post your error message as that is the only way to determine what other
    suggestions to make.

    --
    Norman
    ~Oh Lord, why have you come
    ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
    N. Miller, Nov 19, 2009
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  4. elementofstyle

    SIObserver Guest

    AT&T Solution Page
    http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401573&ct=9000086

    You need to follow the directions given in the above URL exactly to be
    successful. I had all kinds of problems at first but they finally posted a
    page with screen shots that proved to be the answer.


    "elementofstyle" wrote:

    > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    SIObserver, Nov 20, 2009
    #4
  5. elementofstyle

    SIObserver Guest

    I forgot to mention that you also could open up the working WLM and export
    the account and then import the saved .iaf file. That will automatically
    setup the account on your new installation. I didn't have to do anything. As
    soon as I imported the file WLM started downloading messages.

    "elementofstyle" wrote:

    > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    SIObserver, Nov 20, 2009
    #5
  6. elementofstyle

    Eherb Guest

    I also followed this but when I send, I get a window repeatedly
    "please enter your user name and password...."
    Some more help thanks.
    >
    > > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    > > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    > > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    > > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    > > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    > > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    Eherb, Nov 21, 2009
    #6
  7. When you get that prompt, click Cancel. That should produce an
    error message. Right-click on your error message, copy, then paste
    it into a reply here. We can't do much troubleshooting without the
    complete error message.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/profile/vandermolen


    "Eherb" <> wrote in message news:...
    >I also followed this but when I send, I get a window repeatedly
    > "please enter your user name and password...."
    > Some more help thanks.
    >>
    >> > I know that att.yahoo mail works in windows live mail...I had to restore my
    >> > laptop and I had att.yahoo mail set up in windows live. Now it want work. I
    >> > have checked all of the settings and everything is as it should be...I dont
    >> > know what else to do. Can anyone please help me. I followed the directions
    >> > on att website for setting up live mail wtth att.yahoo...something has to be
    >> > wrong. I would appreciate your help. Thanks
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Nov 22, 2009
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