What Are the AOL Mail POP3 Settings?

Access your AOL Mail from a different email service provider

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AOL recommends that you use its mail client or the AOL app to access your AOL Mail email account, but you may prefer to add it to another email client such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Windows 10 Mail, IncrediMail, or Mozilla Thunderbird, so you can send and receive AOL mail along with mail from other email accounts.

AOL supports both POP3 and IMAP email protocols for receiving email. If you use POP3, you'll need the POP3 settings to set up your account on another client. Follow the specific instructions for your device when adding a new email account. When you get to the screens that ask for server settings, follow the instructions below.

AOL Mail POP3 Settings

The AOL Mail POP3 server settings to download mail from AOL Mail to any email program or email service are as follows:

  • AOL Mail POP3 server address: pop.aol.com
  • AOL Mail POP username: your AOL Mail screen name, which precedes "@aol.com" in your AOL Mail address (for example, if your address is me@aol.com, your screen name is "me")
  • AOL Mail POP password: your AOL Mail password
  • AOL Mail POP port: 995
  • AOL Mail POP TLS/SSL required: yes

Outgoing Email Configuration

You'll also need to set up the SMTP settings to send AOL mail from any email client. To do so, use the AOL SMTP server settings. These settings the same as the POP3 settings listed above, except:

  • AOL Mail outgoing mail server (SMTP) address: smtp.aol.com
  • Outgoing mail SSL/TLS port: 587

To protect your privacy, enable SSL encryption for both incoming and outgoing mail.