SBCGlobal mail

SBCGlobal is the email handle distributed by SBC Communications. The acronym SBC stands for Southwestern Bell Corporation, which was formed in 1984 as a holding company for Southwestern Bell Telephone. SBCGlobal is one of the popular email services that SBC, now the new AT&T Inc., handled and discontinued in 2005. AT&T SBCGlobal email login is still the same email service from before, but it’s being handled by AT&T and most of its services are being handled under the same channels.

Unfortunately, this move also left many people confused with the status of their email address with the dissolved company. It’s not so easy to migrate to a new email service, especially when all your communication has been through a single channel for long. Important messages may have been saved to this old email. The company decided to maintain the email address but these are only grandfathered and they no longer provide this extension.

If you managed to get a free account from SBC Communications when their independent services were still active, there’s a chance that you used the free mail service that came with your subscription. Whether you used it as a primary or a secondary account, you will be pleased to know that you can still access this email and use it like you would have before.



Now that the SBCGlobal website does not exist on its own, what must you do so that you will still have a smooth email browsing and answering experience? This is still possible even if the original SBCGlobal site is already down. Look through the following steps to access you SBCGlobal webmail:

  1. Navigate to either the AT&T website ( or Yahoo website (
  2. Input your user ID and password.
  3. Click “Sign in” to finish.

Your active SBCGlobal account should be able to log in to these websites, and you can continue to use the address as normal.


The medium of email has made communication so portable that some people would check their messages exclusively on the go. Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones have integrated independent applications that would help in this area. If you want to install your SBCGlobal email and take your message wherever you go, here is a guide to help you.

  1. Open your chosen email client like Outlook, Windows Mail, or Apple Mail.
  2. Add a new account.
  3. Add your login details to your account.
  4. Use the following email settings when you are prompted for the details.
    1. If Protocol Type is POP3, then:
      1. Inbound Server/Port:
      2. SMTP Server/Port:
  • SSL required?: Yes
  1. POP3 user ID/username: [email protected]
  1. If Protocol Type is IMAP, then:
    1. Inbound Server/Port:
    2. SMTP Server/Port: or 587
  • SSL required?: Yes
  1. POP3 user ID/username: [email protected]
  1. Confirm these changes and allow the application to accept these changes.

If you have successfully entered the details and logged in to your account, then you are good to go. These are the general instructions to get into your preferred mail client as there may be differences from one another, but these are all the details you need to verify your mail settings.



There is a chance you have more than one password. Between this fact and the “remember password” option that exists in most browsers, there is a big chance that you will forget your email password and even your username for your email login.

  1. Go to the AT&T email login page.
  2. Choose the option for “Forgot User ID / Password”
  3. Choose which one is applicable to you.
    1. If you chose “Forgot User ID” or “Forgot User ID and Password”, you will be asked to give a connected email account with another email company.
    2. If you chose “Forgot Password”, you will be asked to give your AT&T user ID and your surname.
  4. Choose the method of verifying your ownership of the account: make a temporary password or answer your security questions. Follow the instructions.
  5. Confirm the changes and use your new details to log in to your SBCGlobal email next time.


If you have any issues with SBCGlobal Yahoo DSL Login, it might help to take the following troubleshooting steps. These are some simple yet easy things you can do just so your email can troubleshoot itself.

  • If you tried to login via, try to do the same in, or vise versa
  • Clear your browser’s cache and cookies because the data might be conflicting
  • Update your browser
  • Disable any heavy or troublesome extensions on your browser
  • Enable Adobe Flash Player on your browser
  • Update your Java plug-in and enable it on your browser



The history of SBCGlobal is also the history of AT&T and the telecommunications industry of the United States. In the 1980’s, the American Telephone and Telegraph company, established by the inventor of the telephone, Mr. Alexander Graham Bell himself, held a monopoly of the services in the United States. In order to untangle this monopoly, they were forced by the US Department of Justice in an antitrust suit to divest these companies and they formed a number of Regional Bell Operating Companies.

Finally, in 2006, roles reversed and SBC Communications bought its former parent company AT&T Corp, and renamed and began to trade as AT&T Inc. This whole new group includes SBC Communications and a number of different companies, like BellSouth, and more. They decided to keep the AT&T moniker due to its brand recognition. After all, everyone knew who AT&T was. It’s easier to trust a service with a name synonymous to the entire telecommunication industry.

Having a email address is now a legacy of time gone by. You can no longer obtain an email address with this extension, but all SBCGlobal email accounts created prior to the merger are still valid and active to this day. This is very considerate for users who were customers of the old company and prefer the use of this email versus the popular options that we have today.