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NO -I tried that first but all accounts are on line - I looked at the connection doctor and it shows yahoo.pop as connected but no connection for bellsouth. net
I have done that - it still shows the bell south.net servers as offline= ???
incoming server is imap.mail.yahoo.com
outgoing server is bellsouth.net
I have no idea how to call them or contact them - there is no number that I can find on the bellsouth or Att web sites - I am totally at a loss on this.
All the settings are correct as you list them.
AT&T told me the server settings have been changed to:
I tried these and they do not work either.
I have and I did and they don't send mail either.
I have already tried that. I have had iMacs for 12 years and know a great deal about what they will and will not do, but this has me completely buffaloed. I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX the problem is with AT&T but they will never admit to anything.
Only since yesterday with MacMail
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I can wait. I do believe that either the update from Apple screwed this up or a recent change that AT&T made did it, but neither will admit it.
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Have you tried a basic connectivity test to make sure your system can resolve the AT&T mail servers? Please try the following:1) Open a terminal window2) Type ping inbound.att.net3) Type ping outbound.att.netMake sure you get response back with a host name and IP address back. If not, we'll need to find out why your system cannot get to the servers (I verified mine can). Otherwise, you may want to try using the IP address instead of the host name in your mail configuration.
I do not know how to 'open a terminal window"
I went to utilities and double clicked the terminal icon.I typed in
ping inbound.att.net. Nothing happened.
the terminal window is printing out a list of numbers but I have no idea how to send this to you other than capturing it and sending it to you via e-mail which my Mac refuses to do. HOW DOES ONE COPY/PASTE?
that doesn't work for me.
the terminal now reads:
ping smtp.att.mail.fy4.yahoo.com (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icml_seq=1 ttl=47 time=34.948 sec
I assume that 188.8.131.52 is the outbound IP address.
It still says the server is offline
The very strange thing is that I can send e-mail by going to the att mail
window and using the same account as always and.the same password XXXXX just won't work on MacMail outgoing. I really believe it is a problem with Apple's last update to Mountain Lion; that's when this mess started. I run Lion at home and have no problems with MacMail.
My problem has not been solved and no-one seems to be able to get to the bottom of this.