Email Settings for AOL Mail

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Postbox Supports AOL Mail

Postbox works beautifully with AOL Mail! Due to AOL's security model, there are just a few steps that need to be taken at AOL online to get up and running.

Verify your Settings at AOL

  • Log into AOL on the web and navigate to Account Info > Account Security.
  • If two-step verification is set to "ON:"
    • Temporarily turn two-step verification to OFF (you may turn this back after the account is set up in Postbox).
    • On the left navigation panel, click Personal Info, then click back to Account Security to refresh the page.
  • Set Allow apps that use less secure sign in to "ON."
  • Select Manage app passwords, then from the Select your app pulldown, select "Other App."
  • In the text field labeled Enter custom name, enter "Postbox," then click the Generate button.
  • Copy the password provided as you will need this during Postbox set up.

Set up your AOL Account in Postbox

  • From the File menu select New > Mail Account.
  • Enter your full name in the Your Name field. Enter your AOL Mail email address (username@aol.com) in the Email Address field, followed by your generated password from the step above, and click Continue.
  • You are now back at the Account Settings screen. Click OK.

AOL Settings

Incoming Settings:

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Server Name: imap.aol.com
  • Port: 993
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: Password

Outgoing Server Settings:

  • Server Name: smtp.aol.com
  • Port: 465
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: Password

Helpful links at AOL

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