Email Settings for AOL Mail


Postbox Supports AOL Mail

Postbox works beautifully with AOL Mail! But due to AOL's unique 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.
  • Under App Password, click on Generate and manage app passwords, enter "Postbox" as the App Name, then click the Generate password button.
  • Copy the password provided as you will need this during Postbox setup. 

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 ( 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:
  • Port: 993
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: Password

Outgoing Server Settings:

  • Server Name:
  • Port: 465
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: Password

Helpful links at AOL

Was this article helpful?
3 out of 8 found this helpful