Bell Sympatico pop/smtp

If all of a sudden (in my case after 10 years of service) you’re having trouble with Bell Sympatico email service, if you find that your credentials are not recognized – even immediately after resetting your password – I’m here to tell you that Bell has turned off pop email access by default.

Yes, crazy, I know, but they’re almost a monopoly, they get to do stupid things.

Change the setting in – get this – webmail. Log-on to webmail, click on the “gear,” under Options, Managing your account, Connect devices and apps with POP, Enable.

Nuts. Crazy.