How To Email & Messaging Finding the AOL Mail IMAP Settings Use these settings to access AOL mail from another email client or app Share Pin Email Print Stokpic / Pexels Email & Messaging Key Concepts Basics Guides & Tutorials Installing & Upgrading Tips & Tricks VoIP by Heinz Tschabitscher An independent writer who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. Updated June 14, 2019 Access your AOL Mail and respond to it in any compatible email client or app by entering specific information about AOL Mail and your account. Input the AOL Mail IMAP server settings to access AOL Mail messages and folders in Outlook, Mac Mail, Windows 10 Mail, Thunderbird, Incredimail, or in an email app for a compatible provider. In some cases, when you set up an AOL Mail account at a different mobile app, you may not be required to enter the IMAP settings. For example, when you add an AOL Mail account to the iPhone Mail app, go to the Accounts section in the iPhone's settings and select the AOL icon. The phone is preconfigured to contain the IMAP settings except for your username and password. AOL Mail IMAP Settings When you set up your AOL account in a different email provider or app, you'll enter specific information that gives the other provider access your AOL mail. Enter these IMAP settings to receive AOL Mail: AOL Mail IMAP server address imap.aol.com AOL Mail IMAP username Your full AOL Mail email address. For AOL email, this is your AOL screen name plus @aol.com, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org. AOL Mail IMAP password Your AOL Mail password AOL Mail IMAP port 993 AOL Mail IMAP TLS/SSL required Yes AOL SMTP Settings To respond to or send new email from your AOL Mail account, enter these SMTP settings in the fields provided during the account set up to send outgoing email through to your AOL Mail account from any email program: SMTP Outgoing Server Address smtp.aol.com SMTP port 465 SMTP security TLS/SSL SMTP username Your full AOL Mail email address, such as email@example.com (or @love.com, @games.com, or @verizon.net) SMTP password Your AOL Mail password that you use to log in to AOL Mail Features Unavailable From Other Mail Applications When you access AOL Mail from another email application, you can send and receive emails, and you have access to your AOL folders. However, these features aren't available: Message status: You can't retrieve unopened mail from AOL users and you can't check the status of a sent message like you can from the AOL Mail interface.Spam. You can't access the Report Spam button. To report an email as spam, move it to the Spam folder or Junk folder of the email client.Deleted mail. Some email applications do not show deleted mail. Some show deleted emails in the original folder but mark the message for deletion. Why IMAP? AOL recommends using the IMAP settings in an email client instead of POP3, although both protocols are supported. IMAP syncs the service with your AOL Mail account. Whatever you do with a message on the email service or app shows up in the AOL Mail interface at AOL. POP protocols do not sync email actions. POP protocols download a copy of the email from AOL. If you delete the email in one place, it isn't deleted in the other. Continue Reading What Are the AOL Mail SMTP Settings? Need the IMAP Settings for Your GMX Mail Account? Find Them Here Looking for the POP3 Settings for AOL Mail? Here They Are What Are the AIM Mail IMAP Settings? View Your AOL Mail With Another Email Program What Are the GMX SMTP Server Settings? How Can You Set Up Outgoing AOL Email in any Email Program? Harness the Power of Mozilla Thunderbird to Access AOL Mail Here Are the SMTP Settings for AIM Mail How to Receive and Send AOL Mail on Outlook.com How to Get Your AOL Mail in the Windows Mail Program Looking for the AOL Mail POP3 Settings? We have them! How Do You Access Yahoo Mail in Another Email Program? Looking for the Zoho Mail IMAP Settings? Logging in to iCloud from Your Device? Use These IMAP and SMTP Settings How Do You Enable IMAP in Zoho Mail?