How do I reconfigure an AOL Mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002?

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How do I reconfigure an AOL Mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002?

If you're facing any issues with the email account that you created on Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002, you can delete the account and reconfigure it.

To reconfigure your AOL Mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002:

1. Launch the Microsoft Outlook software.

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

3. Click the View or change existing e-mail accounts option, and then click Next.

4. Select the email account that you are having issues with, and then click the Remove button. Please ensure that the email account is deleted before you proceed.

5. Click POP3 or IMAP, and then click Next.

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

6. In the Your Name box, type your name as you wish it to appear in the outgoing email.

7. In the E-mail Address box, type your AOL or AIM email address, for example, Michealmarvel@aol.com or Iminggracye@aim.com.

8. In the User Name box, type your AOL or AIM Username.

9. In the Password box, type your AOL or AIM password.

10. Select the check box next to Remember password.

11. In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type:

  • pop.aol.com if you are using POP3
  • imap.aol.com if you are using IMAP

12. In the Outgoing Server (SMTP): box, type smtp.aol.com.

13. Click More Settings.

14. Click the Outgoing Server tab.

15. Select the check box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

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

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

Note: If you have selected POP3 and you wish to save a copy of the messages on the server, under the Delivery section, select the check box next to Leave a copy of messages on the server.

18. Click Next.

19. Click Finish.

You have now successfully reconfigured your AOL Mail account for Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2002.

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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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