Access an AOL Email Account with Outlook

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Select "Tools | E-mail Accounts..." from the menu

Select Tools | E-mail Accounts... from t
Select Tools | E-mail Accounts... from the menu in Outlook. Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Select Tools | E-mail Accounts... from the menu.
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Make sure "Add a new e-mail account" is selected

Make sure Add a new e-mail account is se
Make sure Add a new e-mail account is selected. Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Make sure Add a new e-mail account is selected.
  • Click Next >.
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Choose "IMAP"

Choose
Choose "IMAP". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Choose IMAP.
  • Click Next >.
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Type your name under "Your Name:"

Type your name under
Type your name under "Your Name:". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Type your name under Your Name:.
  • Enter your AOL email address (your AOL screen name plus "@aol.com", "tinatemplate@aol.com", for example) in the E-mail Address: field.
  • Make sure your AOL screen name is listed in the User Name: field.
  • Enter your AOL password under Password:.
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Type "imap.aol.com" under "Incoming mail server (IMAP):"

Type
Type "imap.aol.com" under "Incoming mail server (IMAP):". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Type "imap.aol.com" under Incoming mail server (IMAP):.
  • Type "smtp.aol.com" in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP): field.
  • Click More Settings...
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Go to the "Outgoing Server" tab

Make sure
Make sure "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" is checked. Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is checked.
    • Leave the default of Use the same settings as my incoming mail server intact.
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Now go to the "Advanced" tab

Enter
Enter "587" under "Server Port Numbers" for "Outgoing server (SMTP):". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Now go to the Advanced tab.
  • Enter "587" under Server Port Numbers for Outgoing server (SMTP):.
  • Click OK.
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Now click "Next >" and then "Finish"

Now click
Now click "Next >" and then "Finish". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Now click Next > and then Finish.