How do I set up my AOL Mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2002?

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How do I set up my AOL Mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2002?

Did you know you can send and receive your AOL Mail email using Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2002?

To set up an AOL Mail account in Outlook 2003 or 2002:

1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.

2. Click the Tools menu, and then click E-mail Accounts.

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3. Under 'E-mail', click the circle next to Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.

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4. Under 'Server Type', click IMAP, and then click Next.

Note: Although 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?

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5. Under 'User Information' enter your name (this will be the name displayed when you send mail) and email address in the appropriate boxes.

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6. Under 'Logon Information', next to User Name, enter your AOL email address. In the box next to Password, enter your AOL password.

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Note: Make sure the box next to Remember password is checked.

7. Under 'Server Information', next to Incoming mail server (IMAP), type imap.aol.com. In the box next to Outgoing mail server (IMAP), type smtp.aol.com.

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8. Click More Settings.

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9. At the top, click the Outgoing Server tab.

10. Click the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication so it's checked.

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11. Select the option Use same settings as my incoming mail server, and then click the Advanced tab at the top.

12. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, type 587.

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13. Almost done! Click OK to close the window, and then on the previous window, click Next.

14. Click Finish.

Whew! Great job hanging in there. You can now send and receive your AOL Mail using Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002. Yay!

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Last updated: 09-04-2012
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