How to Fix Email Not Working?

Bellsouth email not working

A lot of users have reported issues with their BellSouth Email not working properly. As there can be different causes responsible for causing the error, it can be a bit difficult to overcome the problem. If you are experiencing issues with your BellSouth email account, you can try fixing the issue by following the different workarounds provided below.

Guide to Fix BellSouth Email Not Working

Below are the most common issues experienced by BellSouth Email users with their accounts. If you are facing any of these issues, you can fix them by following the solutions provided along with them.

BellSouth Login Issues or Authentication Error

If you are unable to access your BellSouth email account, someone might have hacked your account and changed the password for it. In such a case, it is best to quickly reset the password of your account and review the settings to ensure that no changes are made to them to have control of your account. If you have configured your BellSouth email account on an email client like Outlook, make sure to update your password on it as well when you reset it.

POP3 and IMAP Email Settings for BellSouth Email

Email Protocol IMAP POP3
Inbound Server
Inbound Port 993 995
SSL Yes Yes
Outbound Server
Outbound Port 465 0r 587 465


Unable to Send Emails

If you are unable to send emails from your BellSouth email account using your Outlook email program, it is suggested to check the email configuration. It is best to re-configure your account and see if the problem gets fixed.

BellSouth Email Not Working at All

If your BellSouth email account is not at all working, be it on a web browser, your Outlook email program, or any other email client, you may want to go through the workarounds provided below.


  1. Check Your Internet Connection

When having issues with your BellSouth email, the first thing to make sure is that your internet connection is working properly. To check that, you will need to open a random website on your browser and see if the website is loading as usual or not. If the website is not loading properly, you will first need to resolve the issues with your internet network.

  1. Check Your Security Programs

Sometimes, the security settings or programs can interfere with the functionality of other installed programs such as Outlook. If you have configured your BellSouth email account on any such email client, it is recommended to check if any security program on your system is preventing your email program from functioning properly. To check, you can temporarily disable the settings and/or program (one at a time). If you find any of the programs or settings causing the problem, consider creating an exclusion for the application in the particular program or settings.

  1. Configure Your BellSouth Email Account With Correct Server Settings

As the problem can also be caused due to incorrect server settings, it is recommended to re-configure your BellSouth email account using the correct server settings. Below, you can find the complete configuration process.

  • Open the Outlook email program on your computer and click on the File
  • From the expanded menu, click on the Add Account option and select Manual setup or additional server types Then, click on the Next button.
  • Now, when prompted, you will need to enter your display name and email address in the provided fields.
  • Next, you will need to enter the server information as suggested below:

For POP3

Incoming Server:

Outgoing Server:

Then, enter your login information and go to the Advanced tab. In the Advanced tab, set the Incoming server port to 995 and the Outgoing server port to 465. After that, save the changes.



Incoming Server:

Outgoing Server:

Set the Incoming server port to 993 and Outgoing server port to 465 or 587.

  • After you are done entering the required information in the appropriate field, you can click on the Test Account Settings button and check if the configuration is done correctly or not.
  • Once the text process gets completed successfully, you can check your BellSouth email account on Outlook.


  1. Wait for Sometime

As the problem can also be on the server-side, it is suggested to wait for a few hours before you try to access your BellSouth email account again. If the problem would be on BellSouth Email’s end, it should get fixed automatically after a couple of hours. After waiting for a few hours, try accessing your email account again. You are most likely to find your email account to be functioning properly.

  1. Repair Your Outlook Profile

Another reason which might be responsible for causing issues with your BellSouth email account on Outlook can be the corrupt profile on the email program. To fix this issue, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Outlook on your computer and click on the File
  • From the menu that appears on your screen, click on the Info
  • In the Info section, you will need to select the Account and then the Account Settings
  • Then, change Folder to Outlook Data File, and then Inbox.
  • After that, save the changes and check if the problem is solved or not.

So, these are the different workarounds that will help your fix issues with your BellSouth Email account not working. If you want any technical support you can dial Bellsouth email customer service phone number to fix your email problem.

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