Monday, February 25, 2008

Setting up AOL IMAP email in Outlook 2003/2007

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP, and then click Next.
  5. In the appropriate boxes, type the following information:
    • Your Name Type your name as you want it to appear to other people.
    • E-mail Address Type your full AOL e-mail address that includes your screen name followed by
    • User Name Type your AOL screen name.
    • Password Type your AOL password.
    • Incoming mail server (IMAP) Type
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Type
  6. Click More Settings.
  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  8. Select the My outgoing server requires authentication check box.
  9. Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  10. Click the Advanced tab, and in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, change the number to 587.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Finish.
  • The Unsend and Status buttons are AOL features, and are not available when you use Outlook to view your AOL e-mail account.
  • The Report Spam button is an AOL feature, and it is not available when you use Outlook to view your AOL e-mail account. To report messages as junk e-mail, move the messages to your AOL Spam folder.
  • AOL IMAP e-mail servers only allow folders to be created in the AOL Saved folder. Any e-mail messages moved to the Saved folder or any folder you create in the Saved folder appear on AOL in the Saved on AOL folder.
  • You cannot move e-mail messages to the Inbox or Sent Items folders. Only the AOL IMAP e-mail server can add e-mail messages to these folders.
  • In Outlook, deleted e-mail messages remain in the folder where you delete the e-mail message and are marked with a strikethrough line. On AOL, e-mail messages you delete are saved in the Recently Deleted folder, which AOL empties nightly. To remove deleted e-mail messages from Outlook and AOL immediately, on the Edit menu, click Purge Deleted Messages.
  • You can't access the VOICEMAIL folder unless you subscribe to the AOL Voicemail premium service.


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