A Beginner Guide to Learn About AOL Email Server Settings

AOL email server settings

AOL Email Settings & Verizon Email settings for AOL with IMAP & POP 

A warm welcome to all my readers. The present writeup talks about the AOL email settings for Outlook mail along with the IMAP, POP and SMTP server settings for the mail.

Prior to dealing with the detailed procedural steps of AOL mail, let’s first get acquainted with the basic AOL mail server settings!

Go through below the AOL email settings for your inspection.

  • Server Address is: smtp.aol.com
  • The user name is your AOL mail screen name
  • Password is your AOL Mail Password
  • Port number is 587 (TLS)
  • Port number is 465 (SSL)
  • Authentication is an essential part of the AOL mail setup.
  • The AOL mail sending limit is 500 emails to about 100 connections a day.

Note : – If you login the AOL account through the aol.com mail app. Then you don’t need or require to make changes in AOL email settings. You may be prompted to select either IMAP or POP3. At any point in time if you change the configuration. Always make sure that you have to save a backup of your AOL mail.

That’s how you can access the AOL email account from Outlook.com

Outlook enables AOL mail customers to access the AOL mail account via outlook.com. It acts as a third-party client. Let’s see the steps to access AOL mail via Outlook mail.

  • Open the Internet browser and access into your mail account.
  • Click on “Options” and Select “Account Information”.
  • Select  “Account security” in the left pane of the screen. Furthermore, turn on the “Allow apps” option.
  • Here if prompted login into your email.
  • Henceforth in the captcha box select, “I’m not a robot” then select “Continue”.
  • Open a new browser window in outlook.com and now log in.
  •  Select the gear icon of the settings option and click on the “ View all outlook settings” option.
  • In the settings window, select a mail and hit on the “Sync email” option.
  • In the connected accounts section select other accounts.
  • Click on “Connected Accounts” in the “Connect your account dialog box “.
  • Enter your AOL email address and password in “Connect your account section” and choose where you want your email to be imported too.
  • Consequently, select “Ok” once you finish the entire process.
  • Finish the process by selecting “Save” and close the settings dialog box.

Please note if these steps are successful you will receive a message that your AOL email account is connected to the outlook mail.

Your AOL emails appear in to manage your account section, you will see the email update or the email update status in the last update section. If you need to edit any of the details of your last email account. Select the pencil icon to open the details of a page. Please make an attempt to update the page. Please update the information such as your AOL account password.

Your AOL email addresses appear in the outlook window pane, in the folder pane and inbox folders. Select the AOL folder to display the messages in the AOL inbox. If outlook.com is still importing your AOL mail messages not all messages will appear.

Email Setup for AOL to Send mails via Outlook:

You can use the AOL email identity to send a mail via outlook for this process to begin please follow the below steps to understand how this function works.

  • Select a new message
  • Please select 3 horizontal dots, and select show form.
  • Select form and other email addresses.
  • Enter your AOL mail account
  • Compose a message.

Setup AOL email account as an outgoing email account:

Follow the below-mentioned steps to change your default email address

  • Begin by selecting “Settings” and “View all outlook settings”
  • Select mail and click on the” Sync mail” option.
  • Choose“Default” from the email address drop-down arrow and click on your AOL mail account.
  • Select “Save” and close the dialog box.
  • Henceforth all email messages from the AOL account will appear in outlook mail once they have been imported.

How to Add AOL Email on Phone-

  • Go to the mail application on the Android device.
  • Add a new email account.
  •  Choose Imap settings.
  • Now enter full AOL email address and password.
  • Enter the incoming server information and outgoing server information.
  • The incoming port is 993, outgoing port setup is 587.
  • Both these settings are essential for setting up the AOL account in the Android device.

AOL does not respond to IMAP server:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the AOL mail account.
  • At times due to heavy-duty traffic of outgoing and incoming emails, the AOL account does not respond to the mail server. This means that the mail account is dysfunctional.
  • The best solution for this problem is to uninstall and reinstall the account settings.
  • Force quit and relaunch the mail app as sometimes the problem is related to the glitch of the mail account application itself.
  •  Check your internet connection- You should have strong enough cellular or wifi signals.
  • Remove and re-add the troublesome account.
  • Manually configure server ports and authentication options.
  • IMAP setting is 993 and 465 for SSL.
  • If you access AOL mail from AOL.com server then you don’t need to make changes to the AOL.com settings or your mail settings. In other words if you access AOL mail from the email client settings, then you will need to manually configure settings.
  • If you happen to change mail configuration, make sure to take mail backup to protect your emails from being lost in the transition.
  • If the AOL IMAP server is not responding, ensure that the server details are entered correctly.
  •  Check the email id and password entered at login page once again in case of login credential error.
  • Invalid login credential leads to IMAP not able to respond properly to AOL mail account.
  • Reboot your phone or the desktop and open the AOL mail account once again.
  • If you are still getting the AOL mail account not responding error you need to delete the AOL account and re-add it.
  • There are mainly  three kinds of issues- application issue, account issue and server issue. All of these issue needs to be taken care of in order for AOL mail account to responds to the IMAP.
  • The best way to deal with the server issue is by updating email application regularly. This can be done by visiting the application store and clicking on update app option. Outdated email application can cause AOL not responding error.

How To Access AOL Mail using IMAP & POP Settings

Steps to perform if AOL mail refuses to respond to IMAP server:

There are mainly three kinds of issues with mail- Application issue, Account issue, and Server issue. All of these issues need to be taken care of in order for the AOL mail account to respond to the IMAP server.

  • Begin by uninstalling and reinstalling the AOL mail account.
  • To combat the issue of dysfunctional account, uninstall and reinstall the Account settings.
  • Force quit and relaunch the mail app which will resolve the glitch of the mail account application itself.
  •  Check your internet connection- You should have strong enough cellular or wifi signals.
  • Remove and re-add the troublesome account.
  • Manually configure server ports and authentication options.
  • IMAP setting is 993 and 465 for SSL.
  • If you access AOL mail from the AOL.com server then you don’t need to make changes to the AOL.com settings or your mail settings. Notably, if you access AOL mail from the email client settings, then you will need to manually configure settings.
  • If user happen to change email settings, ensure to take all email backup to protect emails from being lost in the transition.
  • When AOL IMAP server not responding, make sure that the server details are entered correctly.
  •  Check the email id and password entered at the login page yet again in case of a login credential error.
  • Next reboot your phone or the desktop and open the AOL mail account once again.
  • In particular, if you still receive the issue of the AOL mail account not responding you need to delete the AOL account and re-add it.
  • The best way to deal with the server issue is by updating the email applications regularly. This can be done by visiting the application store and clicking on the update app option. Outdated email application can cause AOL not responding error.

Conclusion: If you are looking for AOL email settings for Verizon, follow this article thoroughly. However other AOL email server settings mentioned here along with theIMAP & POP settings are useful  for all users who are looking to settings their AOL email on Verizon email & their other devices. 

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