Follow the instructions below to set up AOL Mail in other email applications, such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Windows 10 Mail or Incredimail. If you'd like to access your mail on your mobile device, please visit our help article AOL Mail: Mobile Mail.

Some AOL features will not be available if you are accessing AOL Mail from another application. These include:

  • AIM: You won't be able to send IMs to your buddy list.
  • Message Status: You will not be able to check the status of a sent message or retrieve unopened email from AOL users.
  • Spam: The Report Spam button is not available on IMAP. To report messages as spam, move them to your email application’s Spam folder or Junk folder.
  • Deleted mail: Some applications show deleted email in the original folder with the message flagged for deletion (such as Outlook), while other applications do not show these emails.

NOTE: Your email client might prompt you to select either IMAP or POP. AOL Mail supports both, but we recommend using IMAP. To learn more about the differences between IMAP and POP, please visit our help article What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

Expand one of the headings below to learn how to set up or remove your AOL Mail account in different Mail Clients. If your mail client is not listed, use the general IMAP configuration instructions below.

IMAP Configuration Instructions:

  • IMAP Username: YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, @verizon.net, etc.)
  • Incoming Mail Server: imap.aol.com (Use port 143 for standard or 993 for SSL connections)
  • SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.aol.com Set the port to 587
  • SMTP Username: YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, etc.)
  • SMTP Password: password you use to login to Mail

For a secure connection, check the SSL option for IMAP/POP and TLS for SMTP in your mail program.

Outlook

Outlook 2016

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2016

1. Launch Outlook 2016.

2. Click the File menu in the top left corner of the Outlook window.

3. Click Add Account.

4. Make sure that the E-mail Account option is selected and then type your account information.

Each field is explained below:

  • Your Name: Type in a name that will be displayed to the recipients you send emails to.
  • E-mail Address: Type in your email address with @aol.com at the end. Example: johndoe@aol.com
  • Password: Type in your AOL password.
  • Retype Password: Retype your AOL password.
5. Click Next.

6. Wait a moment for Outlook to set up the account and click Finish once prompted.

That's it! Now you can receive and send emails using your AOL account in Outlook.


Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook 2016

1. Launch Outlook 2016.

2. Click the File menu in the top left corner of the Outlook window.

3. Click Account Settings. If prompted with another drop-down menu, click Account Settings.

4. In the Account Settings window click the Email tab and select your AOL email address.

5. Once your AOL email address is highlighted click Remove to remove your AOL email address from Outlook.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Outlook 2016.

Outlook 2013

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2013

1. Launch Outlook 2013.

2. Select the File tab.

3. Under Account Information, click Add Account. The Add New Account window opens.

4. Enter the following into the Auto Account Setup Window:

  • In the Your Name field, enter your full name.
  • In the E-mail Address field, enter your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, enter your AOL password.
  • In the Retype Password field, enter your AOL password.
5. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types radio button.

6. Click Next. The Internet E-mail Settings window opens.

7. Enter your Internet E-mail Settings:
  • In the Your Name field, type your full name as you want it to appear.
  • In the E-mail Address field, type your AOL email address.
  • From the Account Type drop-down, select IMAP.
  • In the Incoming mail server field, type imap.aol.com.
  • In the Outgoing mail server field, type smtp.aol.com.
  • In the User Name field, type your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, type your AOL password.
8. Click More Settings.

9. Select the Outgoing Servers tab and specify the following settings:
  • Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
10. Select the Advanced tab and specify the following settings:
  • The Incoming Server (IMAP) should be set to 993.
  • The Outgoing Server (SMTP) should be set to 587.
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL (select from drop-down).
11. Click Ok.

12. Click Next and Finish to complete your account setup.
 

Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook 2013

1. Launch Outlook 2013.

2. Click the File menu in the top-left corner of the Outlook window.

3. Click Account Settings and if prompted with another drop-down menu click Account Settings...

4. In the Account Settings window click the Email tab and select your AOL email address.

5. Once your AOL email address is highlighted click Remove to remove your AOL email address from Outlook.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Outlook 2013.

Outlook 2010

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2010

1. Launch Outlook 2010.

2. Select the File tab.

3. Under Account Information, click Add Account. The Add New Account window opens.

4. Enter the following into the Auto Account Setup Window:

  • In the Your Name field, enter your full name.
  • In the E-mail Address field, enter your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, enter your AOL password.
  • In the Retype Password field, enter your AOL password.
5. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types radio button.

6. Click Next. The Internet E-mail Settings window opens.

7. Enter your Internet E-mail Settings:
  • In the Your Name field, type your full name as you want it to appear.
  • In the E-mail Address field, type your AOL email address.
  • From the Account Type drop-down, select IMAP.
  • In the Incoming mail server field, type imap.aol.com.
  • In the Outgoing mail server(SMTP) field, type smtp.aol.com.
  • In the User Name field, type your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, type your AOL password.
8. Click More Settings.

9. Select the Outgoing Servers tab and specify the following settings:
  • Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
10. Select the Advanced tab and specify the following settings:
  • The Incoming Server (IMAP) should be set to 993.
  • The Outgoing Server (SMTP) should be set to 587.
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL (select from drop-down).

11. Click Ok.

12. Click Next and Finish to complete your account setup.
 

Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook 2010

1. Launch Outlook 2010.

2. Click the File menu in the top-left corner of the Outlook window.

3. Click Account Settings. If prompted with another drop-down menu, click Account Settings.

4. In the Account Settings window click the Email tab and select your AOL email address.

5. Once your AOL email address is highlighted click Remove to remove your AOL email address from Outlook.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Outlook 2010.

Outlook 2007

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2007

1. Launch Outlook 2007.

2. Open the Tools menu and then select Account Settings.

3. From the Email tab in the Account Settings dialogue box, select New.

4. Enter the following into the Auto Account Setup window:

  • In the Your Name field, enter your full name.
  • In the E-mail Address field, enter your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, enter your AOL password.
  • In the Retype Password field, enter your AOL password.
5. Click Next. The Internet E-mail Settings window opens.

6. Enter your Internet E-mail Settings:
  • In the Your Name field, type your full name as you want it to appear.
  • In the E-mail Address field, type your AOL email address.
  • From the Account Type drop-down, select IMAP.
  • In the Incoming mail server field, type imap.aol.com.
  • In the Outgoing mail server(SMTP) field, type smtp.aol.com.
  • In the User Name field, type your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, type your AOL password. Check the box next to Remember Password.
7. Click More Settings...

8. Select the Outgoing Server tab and check the box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Next, choose to Use same same settings as my incoming mail server.

9. Select the Advanced tab and enter the following settings:
  • The Incoming Server (IMAP) should be set to 993.
  • For Incoming Mail (IMAP), check the box that says "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)".
  • The Outgoing Server (SMTP) should be set to 587.
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL (select from drop-down)
9. Click OK.

10. Click Next and then Finish to complete your account setup.


Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook 2007

1. Launch Outlook 2007.

2. Open the Tools menu and then select Account Settings.

3. From the Email tab in the Account Settings dialogue box select your AOL email address.

4. Click Remove.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Outlook 2007.

Outlook 2003 & 2002

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook 2003 & 2002

1. Launch Outlook.

2. From the Tools menu, select Email Accounts.

3. Select Add a new email account and then click Next.

4. Select IMAP, then click Next.

5. Fill in your Internet Email settings:

  • In the Your Name field, type your full name.
  • In the Email Address field, type your AOL email address.
  • Type imap.aol.com in the Incoming mail (IMAP) field.
  • Type smtp.aol.com in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field.
  • In the User name field, type your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, type your password.
  • Check the Remember password check box.
6. Click More Settings.

7. Click the Outgoing Server tab and click the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.

8. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server and click OK.

9. Click Next and then Finish to close the window.


Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook 2003 & 2002

1. Launch Outlook.

2. From the Tools menu, select Email Accounts.

3. Select View or change existing e-mail accounts and then click Next.

4. Click on your AOL email address to highlight it and then click Remove on the right side.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Outlook.

Outlook Express

Set up your AOL Mail account in Outlook Express

1. Launch Outlook Express.

2. From the Tools menu, select Accounts.

3. Select the Mail tab.

4. Click Add and then select Mail. The Internet Connection Wizard dialog box opens.

5. Enter your name in the Display Name field and click Next.

6. Enter your AOL email address in the Email Address field and click Next.

7. In the My Incoming mail server drop-down menu, verify that IMAP is selected.

8. Enter imap.aol.com in the Incoming mail server field.

9. Enter smtp.aol.com in the Outgoing mail server field and click Next.

10. In the Account Name field, enter your AOL email address.

11. In the Password field, enter your AOL password.

12. Click Next and Finish.

13. From the Internet Accounts window, select your account and click Properties.

14. Click Servers and specify the following settings:

  • Select My server requires authentication and click Settings.
  • Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server and click OK.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
15. Select the Advanced tab and specify the following settings:
  • For Incoming Mail (IMAP), check the box that says "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)."
  • The Incoming Server (IMAP) should be set to 993.
  • For Outgoing mail (SMTP), check the box that says "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)."
  • The Outgoing mail (SMTP), should be set to 587.
16. Click Apply to save your changes.

17. Click Ok to complete your account setup.
 

Remove your AOL Mail account from Outlook Express

1. Launch Outlook Express.

2. From the Tools menu, select Accounts.

3. Select the Mail tab.

4. Select your email address from the list.

5. Click Remove on the right side.

6. Done! Your AOL email account has been removed from Outlook Express.

Mozilla Thunderbird

Set up your AOL Mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Launch Thunderbird.

2. Click the User-added imagebutton in the top-right corner of the window.

3. Hover with your cursor over the Options... option and wait for a new drop-down menu to appear. Click Account Settings in this menu.

4. Click Accounts Actions in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

5. Click Add Mail Account...

6. Type in your AOL email account information and click Continue.

7. Thunderbird will validate the information you provided and will set up your account.

Note: If Thunderbird fails to automatically set up your account you will be prompted to manually type in the information. Please refer to the header IMAP Configuration Instructions in this article for the information needed to manually set up your account.

8. Click Done.

That's it! Your AOL email account has been set up in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Remove your AOL Mail account from Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Launch Thunderbird.

2. Click the User-added imagebutton in the top-right corner of the window.

3. Hover with your cursor over the Options... option and wait for a new drop-down menu to appear. Click Account Settings in this menu.

4. Click your AOL Email address on the left side of the window to select it.

5. Click Account Actions near the bottom-left corner of the window.

6. Click Remove Account and then click OK in the confirmation window.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Mozilla Thunderbird.

Mac (Apple) Mail

Set up your AOL Mail account in Mac(Apple) Mail

1. Launch Mac Mail using the mail icon on your dock.

2. Click the Mail menu in the top-left corner of the screen next to the Apple symbol.

3. Click Accounts...

4. Scroll down until you see AOL on the right side of the window and click on it.

5. Type in your AOL email account information in the fields.

6. Click Sign in / Set up, depending on what version of OSX you're using.

7. Once the account information has been validated you'll be prompted with a new window. Select the Apps you want enabled by putting a check mark in the box next to the App.

8. Click Done once you're finished enabling/disabling Apps.

That's it! Your AOL email account has been set up in Mac Mail.

Remove your AOL Mail account from Mac(Apple) Mail

1. Launch Mac Mail using the mail icon on your dock.

2. Click the Mail menu in the top-left corner of the screen next to the Apple symbol.

3. Click Accounts...

4. Find your AOL email account on the left side of the window and click on it to select it.

5. Click the - (minus) sign at the bottom of the account list.

6. Confirm the removal.

Done! Your AOL email account has been removed from Mac(Apple) Mail.

Windows 10 Mail

Set up your AOL Mail account in Windows 10 Mail

1. Launch the Windows 10 Mail client.

2. Click SettingsUser-added image , near the bottom-left corner of the window.

3. Click Accounts.

4. Click on the + Add account option.

5. If you can't find AOL in the list of Email providers click the Other Account option.

6. Type in your AOL email address and password and click Sign-in.

7. Type in a name that will be displayed to your recipients and click Sign-in.

8. Click Done once prompted. 

That's it! Your AOL email account has been set up in the Windows 10 Mail client.

Remove your AOL Mail account from Windows 10 Mail

1. Launch the Windows 10 Mail client.

2. Click SettingsUser-added image , near the bottom-left corner of the window.

3. Click Accounts.

4. Select your AOL email address by clicking on it.

5. Click Delete account and then click Delete in the confirmation window.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Windows 10 Mail.

IncrediMail

Set up your AOL Mail account in IncrediMail

1. Launch IncrediMail.

2. Click the Tools menu.

3. Click Email Accounts.

4. Click Add.

5. Select the Let me configure settings myself radio button and click Next.

6. Click on AOL Mail in the list of email providers.

7. Type in your AOL email address in the Username field and your AOL password in the Password field.

8. Click Next and OK.

Done! Your AOL email account has been set up in IncrediMail.

Remove your AOL Mail account from IncrediMail

1. Launch IncrediMail.

2. Click the Tools menu.

3. Click Email Accounts.

4. Click the checkbox next to your AOL email address.

5. Click Remove on the right side of the window.

Done! Your AOL email account has been removed from IncrediMail.

Windows Live Mail

Set up your AOL Mail account in Windows Live Mail

1. Launch Windows Live Mail.

2. Click Accounts at the top of the window.

3. Click Email in the top-left corner of the screen.

4. Type in the following settings:

  • In the Email Address field, type your AOL email address.
  • In the Password field, type your AOL password. Check the box that says "Remember this password".
  • In the Display Name field, type your full name as you want it to appear.
  • Check the box that says "Make this my default email account".
  • Check the box that says "Manually configure server settings".
5. Click Next.

6. Type in the following settings under Incoming server information:
  • Set the Server Type to IMAP (from the drop-down)
  • In the Server Address field, type imap.aol.com and set the port to 993
  • Check the box that says "Requires a secure connection (SSL)"
  • In the Logon user name field, type your AOL email address
7. Type in the following settings under Outgoing server information:
  • In the Server Address field, type smtp.aol.com and set the port to 587
  • Check the box that says "Requires a secure connection (SSL)​"
  • Check the box that says "Requires authentication"
8. Click Next and Finish.

Remove your AOL Mail account from Windows Live Mail

1. Launch Windows Live Mail.

2. On the left side of the window, find and right-click your AOL email address.

3. Click Remove account.

Done! Your AOL email address has been removed from Windows Live Mail.