How do I set up an AOL Mail for the Web account in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

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How do I set up an AOL Mail for the Web account in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

Did you know you can send and receive your AOL Mail using Microsoft Outlook 2007?

To create an AOL Mail account in Outlook 2007:

1. Launch Outlook 2007.

2. In the top menu bar, click Tools, and then click Account Settings.

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3. In the 'Account Settings' window, click New.

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4. Click the radio button (circle) next to Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.

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5. At the bottom of the window, click the box next to Manually configure server settings or additional server types. This will fade out the text boxes making it so you can't type in any of them. Don't worry, it's supposed to do that! Then click Next.

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6. Under 'Choose E-Mail Service', click the radio button (circle) next to Internet E-mail, and then click Next.

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11. Under the 'Server Information' section, click the Account Type drop-down menu, and then select IMAP.

Note: Though AOL Mail supports both POP3 and IMAP, we recommend you use IMAP. Why? Unlike POP3, which downloads your messages to your computer and then deletes them from the server, IMAP stores your messages and folders on the AOL servers, allowing you to access your mail from more than just one computer (like your computer at work, home, or even your mobile device). To learn more about the differences between POP3 and IMAP, please visit our help article What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

12. Click the More Settings button.

13. At the top of the 'Internet E-mail Settings' window, click the Outgoing Server tab, and then click the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

14. Click the Advanced tab.

15. In the box to the right of 'Outgoing server (SMTP)', type '587', and then click OK.

16. Click Next.

17. Click Finish.

18. Click the email account that you just created, and then click Change.

19. Click More Settings.

20. At the top of the 'Internet E-mail Settings' window, click the Folders tab.

21. Click the radio button next to 'Choose an existing folder or create a new folder to save your sent items for this account in' option.

22. Click the Sent Items folder, and then click OK.

23. Click Next.

24. Click Finish.

25. Click Close.

Whew! Great job hanging in there. You can now send and receive your AOL Mail using Microsoft Outlook 2007. Yay!

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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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