AT&T email settings for iPhone

On this page you find the AT&T mail settings for iPhone. Follow the step-by-step iPhone guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for AT&T.

Mail settings AT&T

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server imap.mai.att.net
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.mail.att.net
Outgoing port 465
Requires sign-in yes

iPhone guide to setup AT&T mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your AT&T email address
Password: your AT&T email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose imap and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: imap.mai.att.net
Username: your AT&T email address
Password: your AT&T email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: smtp.mail.att.net
Username: your AT&T email address
Password: your AT&T email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on smtp.mail.att.net. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 465

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your iPhone email setup or think you can help other AT&T users out? Please comment below!

  • Yesterday at 10 AM incoming emails would not download to both Outlook on my desktop and onto my iPhone. They worked just a few minutes prior. I could still log in through a web browser using the same credentials. None of the Help personnel had a clue. what was changed on the server end to make this happen. Oddly, the outgoing mail server still connects and works properly.

    3 weeks ago
  • I have gotten locked out of my email acct.....I changed the password on my laptop & everything is fine, however I cannot get it to change on my iPad or my iPhone.....what should I do?

    7 months ago
  • The incoming server you have is incorrect. There should be a “L” at the end of “mai”. It should be: imap.mail.att.net

    7 months ago
  • I can't get my att.net mail on my iPhone or Mac for a week. The message says that the imap isn't correct.

    7 months ago
  • Having the same problem with password and email settings not working!!! So frustrating! Is there a fix!? My password is correct; I can log on through att site with no problem, trying to access on my phone via my email and says it’s either the wrong password and/or imap settings are incorrect!!!!!

    8 months ago
  • I forgot my password

    8 months ago
  • How do I change password

    8 months ago
  • No matter what I use for settings, nothing works. I'm using correct psswd for sure

    8 months ago
  • AT&T has finally created something they cannot manage. I can access my email account on line but found that I now have to use SMK as a password instead of my account password when configuring Outlook 2010 to use my AT&T email. We also lost the capability of my wife to use eMail on her IPAD. Repeated attempts to configure using the password under IMAP and POP have both failed. Tried using an SMK and it failed. I can access her email on line so I know the password and account are ok. I spent an hour on the telephone with a very nice AT&T customer support person who had no clue as well. Seems he was not even educated on SMKs. What is going on with AT&T?

    9 months ago
  • Setting up att.net email on iPhone & iPad are NOT intuitive. I successfully set up by selecting options: Settings Mail > Add Account > Yahoo! Details here: https://www.att.com/support/smallbusiness/article/smb-email-support/KM1189366/

    10 months ago