How do I reconfigure Microsoft Outlook 2007 to access AOL Mail?

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How do I reconfigure Microsoft Outlook 2007 to access AOL Mail?

If you're experiencing issues with your AOL Mail account you created in Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can fix many of the problems by reconfiguring your account.

To reconfigure your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2007:

1. Launch Outlook 2007.

2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

3. Select the email account you are having issues with, and then click Remove.

4. Click Yes.

5. In the Account Settings window, click New.

6. Click the Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP option, and then click Next.

7. In the Your Name box, type your name.

8. In the E-mail Address box, type your AOL email address.

9. In the Password box, type your password.

10. In the Retype Password box, re-type your password.

11. Select the check box next to Manually configure server settings or additional server types, and then click Next.

12. In the Add New E-mail Account window, click the Internet E-mail option, and then click Next.

13. In the Server Information section, click the Account Type drop-down menu, and then choose IMAP.

Note: AOL Mail supports both POP3 and IMAP, but we recommend you use IMAP. To know more about the differences between POP3 and IMAP, please visit our help article What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

14. Click the More Settings button.

15. Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the check box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

16. Click the Advanced tab.

17. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, type 587, and then click OK.

18. Click Next.

19. Click Finish.

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

21. Click More Settings.

22. Click the Folders tab.

23. Click the Choose an existing folder or create a new folder to save your sent items for this account in option.

24. Click Sent Items.

25. Click OK.

26. Click Next.

27. Click Finish.

28. Click Close.

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Last updated: 08-31-2012
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