Call history stopped working a week ago, .""We are currently experiencing technical difficulties...." then "Error while fetching call records" Five days ago Tiffany told me to send an email to Cox w...
Okay, you know more about SBCGlobal and AT&T than I do. But I think you're limiting the number of views you'll get because there are a lot more AT&T customers than there are people with an SBCGlobal email address.
Cox.com and mc.cox.com are two separate domains. Everthing to the right of the "@" is a domain.
I checked out your post in the AT&T Forum and it was edited to remove all references to email@example.com. I see 10 views and at least one of those was me. There's been 1 response and it was from the moderator who moved your post to the Email forum. There are 2 followers. Maybe you have a couple of fans.
I figured that since it's an AT&T forum, all AT&T users would see it and respond if they are having a similar problem with their ATT.com email. This would broaden the scope from just being an SBCGlobal.net issue to possibly all AT&T related accounts. Just in case you're not familiar with the history, when AT&T was broken up in the last millenium, the pieces became regional phone companies, one of which was Southwestern Bell. I live on the west coast and was surprised when I signed up for an email account with Pacific Bell they assigned me to SBCGlobal. Perhaps PacBell didn't have their own capability at the time, probably waiting for a permit from the California Coastal Commission.
The "SBC" in SBCGlobal stands for Southwestern Bell Corp.
AT&T split into smaller divisions in 1984.
Various entities of Southwestern Bell Corp (SBC) owned these smaller divisions (aka Baby Bells).
One of these SBC Baby Bells, SBCGlobal, bought AT&T.
Yahoo connects to all this because AT&T (owned by SBCGlobal) and Yahoo created a partnership in 2008 to provide AT&T customers Internet services, such as email, news, forums, and these AT&T customers could access these services via a special Yahoo portal.
You have to remember at the millennium, AT&T was just a stodgy telephone company. AT&T didn't have the branding or recognition from these new, hipster Internet users. AT&T tried to attract these new customers with Google via my.att.net but then switched to Yahoo.
So, let's say in the early 2000s, you had Internet service with AT&T. Did AT&T have the infrastructure to provide email, news, forums, etc to its customers? No. How do we attract Internet customers? Partner with either Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc.
Pacific Bell was a Baby Bell. SBCGlobal owned Pacific Bell. Pacific Bell was on its Mommy's network: SBCGlobal.net.
Should it ever be determined that AT&T is actually blocking incoming email for cox.com email addresses, I suspect it will be found to be unintentional.
But isn't the cox.com domain assigned exclusively to Cox corporate accounts? Except for a few annoying legal and logistical issues, AT&T could prevent Cox from sending promotional email to AT&T customers by simply blocking email from the cox.com domain. They could say they're just dealing with spam.
Does that conspiracy theory work? Probably not. Malware, a software glitch or some unknown email filter are the more likely scenarios for your missing emails.
I wasn't thinking that blocking by AT&T would be intentional. Perhaps a phishing spammer that uses a Cox address as bait was blocked by AT&T which accidentally blocked valid Cox emails too. It seems unlikely because a lot more Cox customers would be affected, but we're not ruling anything out in trying to solve the problem..