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Other people are receiving the following notices. I am just givng you and early heads-up..

I made the changes and all is well..

Dear AT&T Yahoo! Member,

We're making some security improvements to your AT&T Yahoo! service. These

changes will affect members who send or receive email from a desktop or

mobile client program, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express,

Eudora, Apple Mail, or Thunderbird.

To continue sending and receiving email with your desktop or mobile email

client program, please take the following steps by March 30, 2007.

1. Open your email client program.

2. Locate the email account settings for your particular client.

3. Change the POP server to pop.att.yahoo.com.

4. Change the SMTP server to smtp.att.yahoo.com.

5. Change the SMTP port to 465 and check the option labeled Use an encrypted

connection (SSL).

6. Change the POP3 port to 995 and check the option labeled Use an encrypted

connection (SSL).

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The help note [at] http://help.sbcglobal.net/article.php?item=287

has also been revised....

MemberID[at]ameritech.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]att.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]flash.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]nvbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]pacbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]prodigy.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]sbcglobal.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]snet.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]swbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

MemberID[at]wans.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

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I tried the settings.. .they work!

Some notes:

A ) On Spamcop, all I had to do is change the name and enable SSL. Port 995 is the default

B ) When making the SMTP port changes in Outlook Express.. FIRST click the

box to use SSL and THEN change the port number, otherwise it will flip it

back (forwarded for ATT Midwest forum user on DSL reports)..

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A ) On Spamcop, all I had to do is change the name and enable SSL. Port 995 is the default

Just to be clear...this has to do with AT&T customers who are using SpamCop to pop mail out of their boxes (as opposed to the generally preferred method of auto forwarding mail to SpamCop from other sources), and doesn't have anything to do with all of us who use *free* Yahoo.com email accounts....correct?

DT

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Just to be clear...this has to do with AT&T customers who are using SpamCop to pop mail out of their boxes (as opposed to the generally preferred method of auto forwarding mail to SpamCop from other sources), and doesn't have anything to do with all of us who use *free* Yahoo.com email

Correct, just for those who POP their email...

Curious, why is the auto-forwarding the 'generally preferred' method?

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Correct, just for those who POP their email...

Curious, why is the auto-forwarding the 'generally preferred' method?

1. It is quicker because it is done immediately. As soon as it is received at the server, it is forwarded on to the next server.

2. It takes less of spamcop's resources. The POP system requires the popgate server to connect to an external account and download the messages to the spamcop servers.

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  • 3 months later...

Does anybody know what the "security improvements" are that ATT/Yahoo made actually ARE? I am concerned that perhaps ATT is giving us these new settings to let the government spy easier on us.

Call me paranoid, but I read all the whistleblower stuff about AT&T giving the gov't a special room in which to get copies of all of our emails...

There are absolutely no explanations for the "security improvements" - AND I still get email for viagra, invitations to porn sites, etc.

Zelduh

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Does anybody know what the "security improvements" are that ATT/Yahoo made actually ARE? I am concerned that perhaps ATT is giving us these new settings to let the government spy easier on us.
According to the quote, now using SSL connections. Were SSL connections used prior to the change? If not, I guess that would count as an "improvement". So far as government spying - that's mostly myth isn't it? But then I'm a fan of myth - "More memorable than the truth and less mutable," I always say. Dang, just did it again.
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