Using SBCGlobal with eM Client

What is SBCGlobal?

SBCGlobal is an internet and email provider with a long history. SBCGlobal was formerly called Southwestern Bell Inc., before changing their name to SBCGlobal in 1995. Later, the SBC Global company officially changed their name to AT&T in 2005.

AT&T stands for American Telephone and Telegraph, however their services are not limited to America. AT&T currently provides service to over 200 countries across the world; offering reliable internet, telephone, and data services to their customers.

In 2008, AT&T discontinued Google for its email services and instead started using Yahoo Mail services. This service change also led to enhanced security measures that impacted the login process for external email apps. Despite all of these changes, you can still access your account with ease using eM Client.

How do I log into my email account?

You’ll need to use AT&T’s sign in page in order to access your email account. There isn’t a separate page for SBCGlobal users - all domains now owned by AT&T use the same sign in page.

  • Go to

  • Type your username and password. Your email address should include the domain

Forgot your username and password? No need to panic. Follow the steps for AT&T email account recovery to quickly regain access to your @ email.

Why is my email not working?

Many users have linked their account to external applications like eM Client. The Yahoo server that hosts AT&T domains has special security measures to ensure that your information is safe. Your account is compatible with external applications, but your account must be set up according to the security requirements in order to successfully connect your account to a new external application.

There’s a few things you can do if you aren’t sure why you can’t access your email account:

  • Go to the AT&T email login page. Check to make sure that the webmail login page is working. There is a chance that the website is currently down. You can check to see if a website is having server issues by using websites like this one. Try restarting your computer and checking your internet connection if you’re having external application connectivity issues. If there seem to be no connectivity issues with the webmail login or external application - it’s time to check your account settings.

  • Check to make sure you have updated your password with a secure mail key. This is a necessary step since the Yahoo server implemented OAUTH protection on their accounts to keep your information safe. You’ll need to first do this using the web browser first.

  • Then simply open your current account settings and replace your password with the secure mail key. Now you’re ready to access your account anywhere; on an external application or using your web browser.

How do I access my email in eM Client?

If you’re confused by all the changes and updates to SBCGlobal and AT&T, connecting to an external email application like eM Client is an excellent option for users who want to keep the login process simple.

Avoid using easily guessed passwords like your name, pet’s name, child’s name, and even the name of your favorite sports team. With the rise of clever hackers, you’ll need to put more effort into securing your Gmail account.

After connecting your email account to eM Client, you’ll be able to see all of your emails, attachments, and contacts. Using eM Client as an external application downloaded directly onto your desktop device will make the process of checking for email updates and getting work done easier than ever. After getting your SBC Global account setup with eM Client; you’ll be able to access additional features including the calendar and the chat.

Here’s how to get started:

  • First, you’ll need to download eM Client on your computer.

  • Set up your account and adjust your settings based on your preferences.

  • Go to Menu > Accounts and click the New Account button.

  • Type your email address. For your password, use your secure mail key.

After your account is set up on eM Client, all of your emails and information will be automatically synchronized. Now you’re ready to check out all the great features eM Client has to offer with your SBCGlobal email account.

SBCglobal IMAP Settings

Still having problems? Check to make sure your SBC Global account settings are correct using the table below.

Incoming Server - IMAP Outgoing Server - SMTP
Port 993 465
Username Your full email address Your full email address
Password Your password Your password

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