If you are thinking of transferring your SBCGlobal email account to Gmail; you can do so with the help of Google Mail Fetcher. Let’s see how.
Before we begin, please note that you can only transfer SBCGlobal accounts that was created prior to 11 June 2011. For accounts created afterwards; the company will not provide access to the POP3 server in which case, you’ll have to make the transfer directly.
So these are the steps you’d need to follow:
- Sign-in to your Gmail account, click the gear icon, and then Settings.
- Click on the Accounts tab and check the box besides ‘Add a POP3 Mail Account You Own.’
- Enter your SBCGlobal.net email address and password.
- On the POP server field that appears on your screen, enter ‘att.net’ and keep the port setting at ‘995.’
- Make sure you check on the option that reads ‘Leave a copy of retrieved messages on server.’ This way Gmail will not be able to delete your emails.
- Check the option ‘Always use SSL in order to retrieve the emails.”
- Next, select ‘label incoming messages.’ This way, Gmail will be able to select all those emails coming from your SBCGlobal.net account. Furthermore, selecting this option will also create a separate folder – within your Gmail account – for easy access.
- If you don’t want your SBCGlobal webmail to show up in your Gmail account, you could select the option ‘Archive incoming messages’ if it’s available.
- Next up, click ‘Add account’ to start transferring your SBCGlobal emails on to Gmail. The transfer may take some time depending on your email volume and your internet speed.
If your SBCGlobal account was created after 11 June 2011; the best option for you would be to download your emails on to 3rd the party email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. which allows you to use the IMAP protocol.
With this method, you’d obviously not see the SBCGlobal email on your Gmail account, but you can access them through the email client. And in order to do this, you will have to use your SBCGlobal with the server type being IMAP and the server name being imap.mail.yahoo.com. Set the port to 993 and enable SSL protection.
A Word of Caution
The POP3 settings will apply to all of these domain extensions: sbcglobal.net, packbell.net, nvbell.net, att.net, flash.net, swbell.net, snet.net, wans.net, Ameritech.net, and prodigy.net.
So this is how you access your SBCGlobal email from your Gmail account. And if you face any problem with the process, you can reach out to the SBCGlobal Support Center for help.
Transferring emails through this process is a lot simpler than you’d imagine.