An Instructive Guide to Access AOL Mail with Outlook

| Updated on February 13, 2024

AOL email accounts are really beneficial when it is about managing emails and more importantly, you can even add it to Outlook to manage both the accounts simultaneously, and thereafter you will not need to separately login to your AOL account to check emails. Configuring your Outlook account to receive AOL mails is quite easy and you just have to keep the IMAP, POP, and SMTP settings ready. But if you are a beginner, you can keep this guide handy as here I have given step-by-step directions to add your AOL account in Outlook.

Adding an AOL Mail Account in Outlook 2007

To add your AOL email account to Outlook, follow the given directions in the correct sequence as provided here:

  1. Open Outlook and click on the ‘File’ option given in the menu at the top.
Open Outlook and Go to file option

2. Then click on ‘Info’ in the left pane and further click on ‘Add Account’

Click on info and tab on add account

3. Select the ‘Manual Setup or Additional Server Types’ checkbox and click ‘Next’

Select the Manual Setup or Additional Server Types’

4. Select ‘POP or IMAP’ from the ‘Choose Service’ menu and click ‘Next’.

Select on POP or IMAP and Tab on Next

5. Next, enter your name and AOL email address in the ‘User Information’ section.

  • Under Server Information, select the desired Account Type out of ‘POP3’ or ‘IMAP’ (IMAP is recommended)
  • In the Incoming Mail Server box, type- ‘’
  • In the Outgoing Mail Server box, type- ‘’

In the Logon Information section, type your full AOL email user name and password and click ‘Next’; further click on ‘More Settings’

Enter user information and click on more settings

6. Go to the Outgoing Server tab and choose the checkbox that says ‘My server requires additional authentication’.

go to Outgoing server and tab on My server requires additional authentication

7. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab and in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Port, type ‘587’ and select ‘SSL’ for additional encryption, the Incoming Server (IMAP) Port will change to 993 automatically; click ‘Ok’.

Click on Advanced Settings

8. Doing that will add your AOL account to Outlook if you have entered the correct information.

Adding an AOL Email Account to Outlook 2019, 2016, and Office 365

If you are using Outlook version 2019, 2016 or Office 365, here are the steps you need to follow to setup AOL mail on Outlook:

1. Click on the ‘File’ option in the top menu of Outlook; select ‘Info’ from the left pane and then click on ‘Add Account’.

Open file option under the Outlook account and click on add account

2. Type your AOL email address and then click ‘Connect’.

Enter AOL email address and press on connect

3. Next, enter your password for the AOL email account and then click ‘Connect’.

Enter your AOL mail password and click on connect

4. Click ‘Done’ when you see the message ‘Account setup is complete’.

See the Account setup is complete

This will add your AOL email account in Outlook and now you can download all your

Your AOL email account is now in Outlook and will download messages in your account. This is how you can configure your Outlook account to start receiving all your AOL mails.

Configure POP, IMAP, and SMTP Settings to Sync AOL Mail Account on Outlook

AOL lets you use a third-party email app to download a copy of your emails as well as to send or receive emails. While setting up your AOL account on a third-party email app like Outlook, you will be required to choose out of two different protocols i.e. POP3 or IMAP. These server settings need to be entered to set up or add AOL mail to Outlook and entering the incorrect settings can lead to AOL login issues

Here are the POP and IMAP server settings required to set up AOL on Outlook:

ProtocolServer SettingsPort Settings
POP 3Incoming mail server (POP3):
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): 
IMAPIncoming mail server (IMAP): 
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): 


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