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How to do Outlook Configuration for Aol Mail?

AOL Mail is a web-based email provided by AOL free of cost for its users. Before configuring the AOL Mail on Microsoft Outlook configuration, choose your incoming server protocol; POP or IMAP. POP stands for Post Office Protocol that downloads the mail from the server for permanent local storage. IMAP is a server protocol that downloads a copy of the emails from the server and caches emails locally on the email clients. Moreover, IMAP is a form of cloud storage, and you can access your emails whenever required from any device/client.

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Carry out these steps to configure an AOL Mail account on Outlook: 

  • You need to open the Windows desktop first and navigate to Microsoft Outlook 2016/2016/2013/2010 since the steps for setting the AOL mail are the same for those Outlook versions.
  • Click on the File  tab from the menu bar and select  Info that is available on the left side panel.
  • Click the Add Account  button and enter your AOL mail address in the text box.
  • After entering the full email address, click the Connect button.
  • Type your AOL email account password in the Password  text field and click Connect followed by the Done button.
  • The above step is to configure your AOL Mail automatically using the preferred mail servers for outlook configuration.
  • If you wish to configure your AOL Mail manually, click the File tab and select Info.
  • Click the Add Account icon and mark the  Manual setup or additional server type type checkbox.
  • Click the Next button and select either POP or IMAP under the Choose Service tab.
  • Now, fill up the details on the POP and IMAP Account Settings window.
  • Under the User Information section, enter your desired name and type your AOL mail address.
  • In the Server Information field, click the Account Type  pull-down menu and select either  POP or IMAP.
  • Make sure the same account type is chosen under Account Type  and Choose Service tabs.
  • Type “pop.aol.com” in the Incoming mail server field if you have selected POP as your account type and then do outlook configuration.
  • Else, type “imap.aol.com” in the Incoming mail server field.
  • For the Outgoing mail server(SMTP), type “smtp.aol.com” in the text box.
  • Under the Logon Information section, type your AOL Mail address in the User Name field.
  • Enter the AOL account password in the Password field.
  • Now, click the More Settings button and mark the My outgoing server(SMTP) requires authentication checkbox from the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Also, check the Use same settings as my incoming mail server radio button.
  • Go to the Advanced tab and select SSL from the drop-down bars for both the incoming and outgoing mail servers.
  • Enter the port number 993 in the Incoming server field if IMAP is selected for the AOL account.
  • Else, enter 995 for POP.
  • In the Outgoing server(SMTP) field, type port number 465 or 587 for a secure connection.
  • After filling the necessary columns, click the OK button.
  • You can verify your server settings by clicking the Test Account Settings button.
  • After configuring the AOL Mail server settings on Outlook, you can easily access your emails without any loss of time.
  • If you have difficulties in configuring the AOL Mail on Microsoft Outlook, contact our technical experts for remote assistance by clicking the Call button available on this screen for outlook configuration.