Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to AliErd)
To get the choice of setting up a POP or IMAP Mail.app account, on the Add Account sheet either enter an invalid email address (you can correct it later) or control click the Continue button (or maybe option click, I never remember which is which).
As for the password problem I may have an answer for that but only if you are using AT&T U-verse. Are you?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 8:33 PM (in response to AliErd)
Thanks, I was able to stop the automatic configuration using control click and enter the specific info.
Btw, I'm not on Uverse, just AT&T DSL.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to AliErd)
Does AT&T DSL use the yahoo mail servers?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to X423424X)
They used to until recently. But now they are named inbound.att.net and outbound.att.net
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to AliErd)
Yes, I know. But yahoo still manages the servers. I have U-verse but use those two mail servers too.
Ok, here's the possible problem with the password. This is based on my recent password problem I had just last week.
The history here is I have had U-verse for over 4 years with no mail password problems. And when I started having authentication problems I tried another machine and even my neighbor's machine and concluded it wasn't anything on my side. It had to be the mail server side that was having the problem.
When this started I was experimenting with mail utility where I explicitly needed to enter the mail password. Occasionally I would make a typing error and of course the password wasn't accepted. It was after doing this a few times I began having the authentication problems in my mail client.
After talking to AT&T tier 2 and them verifying for them self that it wasn't accepting my password (even though I could log into the AT&T site with it) they figured out how to fix it. Of course I asked for the info too so if this ever happens again I would know how to fix it if it occurred in the future.
It turns out that if you have enough incorrect logins (not sure how many) the yahoo mail servers, in their infinite wisdom, think something illegal is going on (intrusion attempt), and disable the account.
The AT&T tier 2 guy did this for me but he said this is how you reenable the account. Log into mail.yahoo.com. You will be presented with an authentication dialog (AT&T described it as something like a capcha). Once you get accepted the account is reenabled.
I hope this info applies to you.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 12:25 AM (in response to X423424X)
Yes, I'm pretty sure those servers are still active as I haven't touched the setup of the very same account on my Macbook as well as iPad and iPhone.
In any case, I was able to solve my problem with your first answer on how to interrupt the automatic setup and enter manually all the settings. It's now working perfectly well. I'm using the att.net servers and ports 995 and 465 respectively.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to AliErd)
Exact same servers and same ports U-verse uses. I'm not really surprised at that. DSL or VDSL (U-verse) all end up at the same place.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to AliErd)
You guys rock! After spending 100 minutes on the phone with three people at AT&T tech support, I was told "Ummm, maybe you should go to an Apple Store?" One search on discussions and va-blamm! Problem solved. Good going!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to AliErd)
Apple needs to update their automatic settings to what AT&T requires, the POP account using inbound.att.net and outbound.att.net
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 3:56 AM (in response to X423424X)
Yes, this sign in at Yahoo mail over the internet does get mac mail to connect but aflter your system goes to sleep and wakes up then the connection was lost. something to do with sleeping breaking the connection and not reconnecting at wake up.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to X423424X)
Yes, this solved my problem, too. The correct key combination is Option + Continue. You then have to enter inbound.att.net and outbound.att.net manually. Port 995 is selected for the POP server. I never saw a choice to select Port 465 for the SMTP server, but the account works correctly. It also solved the problem I was having with deleted mail reappearing.