You can use a third-party email application to send and receive emails, if you'd prefer a different interface. Below are the server settings you'll need to use and links to common email app setup instructions. If you need specific help configuring your app, please contact its manufacturer.

Mail server settings

Most email software and applications have an account settings menu where you'll need to update the mail server settings. When entering your account info, make sure you use your full email address, including @netscape.com, and that the SSL encryption is enabled for incoming and outgoing mail.

Tip icon Some email clients may require you to use an app password instead of your Netscape password. Once generated, enter the app password in the Password field in your email client.

 Protocol Server SettingsPort Settings
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.comIMAP-993-SSL
SMTP Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.comSMTP-465-SSL

Instructions for common email apps

Settings may be in a different location in each email client, though the AOL server and port settings will always be the same. For additional questions specific to the email client, check the manufacturer’s website. Manufacturers cannot answer questions about your Netscape/AOL Mail settings, or your Netscape username or password.

ThunderbirdFollow steps for manual configuration.

Outlook 2016Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2013Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2010Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2007Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook for MacFollow steps under "Update your email settings in Outlook for Mac."

Windows 10 MailFollow steps for "Add an account using advanced setup."

Windows Live MailFollow steps "To change server settings for your email service provider."

IncrediMailFollow steps "How do I reconfigure my email account?"

iPhone Mail appFollow steps to "Set up your email account manually."

Android Mail appFollow steps under "Choose your built in Android email app" and select either Gmail or Samsung app, depending on what you use.