Let’s Add an AOL Email Account in Outlook
Professionals often prefer to use MS Outlook as their on-the-go email account because it allows you to configure as many email accounts as you want. You can easily manage your personal and business emails in one place.
So, if you are an AOL user and want to install AOL on Outlook to make works more manageable, then you are in the right place. AOL provides IMAP access, a protocol that Outlook supports for receiving and sending email, and so we’ve created an article that includes all possible ways to configure and set up AOL with MS Outlook.
Follow the Steps to Configure AOL Mail with Outlook
Use the Add Account feature to link your AOL email account to Outlook.
- Select File in the Outlook top menu.
- Then, choose “Add Account” Option.
- Now, you need to write the details for your AOL email account, such as “Your Name”, email address and “Password”. You have to enter the same password in the “Retype” password field to confirm this.
Click “Next” and then “Finish”. It’s done!
Method 2: Manual Setup with Configuration Settings
- Click “File” tab and “Add Account” Option.
- Select “Manual Setup or Additional Server Types” box and click on “Next”.
- Now Select POP and IMAP on the next screen. Then, click “Next”.
- Type your full name and your AOL email address. Now, in “Server Information”, choose the desired account type. Typically, Microsoft advises its users to choose IMAP because it allows you to store your data on the server and make it accessible on any device.
- Enter “imap.aol.com” in the “Incoming mail server” field. Next, enter “smtp.aol.com” in the “Outgoing Mail Server” field.
- Then, type in the “Logon Information” menu in your AOL username and password. The password field is case-sensitive, so make sure you take this into consideration. Then, click “Next“.
- Click “More Settings” and then in the outgoing server option and then select “My server requires additional authentication”. Then, choose “Advanced” and enter “587” in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) port. You can leave the incoming mail port as if you can see “143” there. Then, make sure you select “SSL” in the Additional Encryption field, and port 993 will change.
- Don’t forget to select “Test Account Settings” then click “Next“. This wizard primarily determines the functioning of your account and informs you whether the information entered is acceptable.