How to configure AOL IMAP Settings for third party apps?

AOL Mail offers the users an alternative to syncing their email of Aol mail with a third party app. They can do this by configuring AOL POP settings or by customizing a few AOL IMAP settings. But, before we go ahead and learn how can we do this. Let us first know a few essential points regarding AOL IMAP settings.

Aol imap settings

What are the IMAP settings for AOL?

By configuring the Verizon AOL IMAP settings AOL Mail users can use their emails on other emailing platforms as well. This reduces the hassle of creating different accounts on different platforms making it easy for the AOL Mail users. Because of it, a user can use a third-party email app to download a replica of their emails. They can also use it to send or receive email and you can easily do this with the help of two different protocols; POP or IMAP.

Configure Verizon AOL IMAP settings

IMAP is helpful in syncing the app to your account. This helps in keeping the information on both platforms similar. This means that whenever you open your email account at mail.aol.com and do something on it, you can do the same in the app as well and vice versa.

Most email software including iPhone, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2010 and other such applications have an account settings menu. From this menu, you can easily update the IMAP or POP settings. While changing the settings, users should use their full email address. They should also enable the SSL encryption for incoming and outgoing mail.

For IMAP the server settings should be:

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com

The port settings for IMAP should be:

  • IMAP-993-SSL
  • SMTP-465-SSL

Configure AOL POP settings

If you configure the POP settings in AOL Mail, it will download the emails from your account to the app. Even if you delete some of the emails from your email account, they will remain in the app. However, POP does not download the emails from your personalized folders. It only does so from the inbox. If a user wishes to download emails from the personalized folder as well, then he has to move those emails to the inbox.

For POP 3, the server settings should be:

  • Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.aol.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com

The Port settings should be as follows:

  • POP3-995-SSL
  • SMTP-465-SSL

How to configure AOL Mail IMAP settings Outlook?

The settings may slightly vary for each platform. So, in the next section, we are going to discuss the method to change AOL Mail IMAP settings in Outlook 2016:

  1. First of all, you have to open Outlook from your Windows 10 PC.
  2. After this, click on the “File” option available at the top-left corner.
  3. From here, tap on the “Add Account” tab.
  4. When a new screen opens, enter your email address in the given field.
  5. Further, click on the “Advanced” option.
  6. After this, you check the box available next to “Let me set up my account manually”.
  7. Now, you have to select the “Connect” option.
  8. From here, you might need to select the type of your account.
  9. Here, choose the “IMAP” option and if you do not see this option, you should look carefully.
  10. Mark your entries for incoming and outgoing settings.
  11. After doing this, click on the “Next” option and enter your password when prompted.
  12. In the end, select the “Connect” option and you are done.

If this does not help, you may repeat the procedure once again and see if it works or connect to the customer support executives.

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