Finding the AOL Mail IMAP Settings

AOL Recommends Using IMAP, not POP, although both are supported

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You can access your AOL Mail and respond to it in any compatible email client by entering specific information about AOL Mail and your account. You need the AOL Mail IMAP server settings to access AOL Mail messages and folders in Outlook, Mac Mail, Windows 10 Mail, Thunderbird, and Incredimail. AOL recommends selecting IMAP in your email client, not POP3, although both are supported. 

AOL Mail IMAP Settings

The settings for AOL IMAP Mail are as follows:

  • AOL Mail IMAP server address: imap.aol.com
  • AOL Mail IMAP user name: Your full AOL Mail email address
    • For AOL email, this is your AOL screen name plus "@aol.com," such as "user@aol.com" (or @love.com, @games.com or @verizon.net).
  • AOL Mail IMAP password: Your AOL Mail password
  • AOL Mail IMAP port: 993
  • AOL Mail IMAP TLS/SSL required: yes

Use SMTP settings to send mail through to your AOL Mail account from any email program.

  • Incoming Mail Server: imap.aol.com
  • SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.aol.com. Set the port to 587
  • SMTP Username: "user@aol.com" (or @love.com, @games.com or @verizon.net)
  • SMTP password. The password you use to log in to Mail

Features Unavailable From Other Mail Applications

When you access AOL Mail from another email application, some features aren't available to you, including:

  • Message Status. You can't retrieve unopened mail from AOL users and you can't check the status of a sent message.
  • Spam. You can't access the Report Spam button. To report an email as spam, move it to the email client's Spam folder or Junk folder.
  • Deleted mail. Some email applications do not show deleted mail. Some of them show deleted email in the original folder but marked for deletion.