Step-by-Step Guide: Configuring AOL Mail SMTP Settings

Created On:
June 21, 2023
Updated On:
February 19, 2024
SMTP Settings in AOL Mail

If you prefer to use a different email interface and send & receive AOL mail, you need to set up your AOL server settings. This might seem a bit complicated, but don’t worry, this article will help you do it easily. We have also included how you can configure AOL mail settings in Microsoft Outlook. 

What is Aol Mail? 

Aol mail (a division of Yahoo Inc.) is a web-based email service provider (ESP). Aol mail offers: 

  • Email attachment limit: 25 MB
  • Max mailbox size: Unlimited
  • Supported protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP
  • Link to other email accounts from other service providers (such as Gmail and Hotmail).

Aol Mail SMTP Settings

SMTP Server name:

SMTP Port: 465

Encryption: TLS / SSL encryption

SMTP Username: your entire AOL email address (including the “”)

SMTP Password: your AOL mail password

AOL POP Mail Server Settings

AOL Server name:

Port Number: 995

Encryption: SSL

POP Password: your AOL mail password

AOL Mail IMAP Server Settings

AOL Mail IMAP Server:

Port: 993

Encryption: SSL

IMAP Password: your AOL email password

Reminder: when you enter your email account info, make sure you're using your full email address with the domain name. You also need to enable the SSL encryption for both incoming and outgoing mail. 

Now, let’s see how you can successfully add account settings in Outlook, Gmail, and other email clients.

Aol Mail SMTP Server Settings for Microsoft Outlook

Email clients usually allow you to set up IMAP, SMTP, and POP settings through account settings in the mobile email app/desktop email app. 

First, add your existing Aol mail account in the mail app. Now let’s look at how you can manually set up SMTP for your incoming and outgoing email in Microsoft Outlook. 

  1. Open your Outlook app. 
  2. Click on file > Info > Account Settings > Server settings. 
  3. Click on Outgoing Mail > enter the ‘Aol Mail SMTP Settings.’

Now you are all set to sending emails with the updated settings. This same SMTP server settings apply for both Windows 10 mail app or Mac and iPhone or Android mail apps. 

Aol Mail IMAP and POP Server Settings for Microsoft Outlook

Now you can send outgoing emails to your recipients with the SMTP settings. However, you need to set up IMAP and POP settings to receive emails. 

Log in to your existing Outlook account. Now, click on File > Info > Account Settings > Server Settings. 

Now, on IMAP account settings, click on Incoming Mail and enter the AOL Mail IMAP Server Settings. 

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Email service providers such as Aol Mail, Gmail, or Microsoft Outlook are great for personal emailing. However, when it comes to sales emails, especially cold emails, Smartlead leads the way. 

You can send unlimited email warmups using unlimited sender accounts. Besides, every campaign is assigned individual high-deliverability IP servers. 

Smartlead offers: 

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1. What is SMTP? 

SMTP or Single Mail Transfer Protocol, is an internet standard communication protocol that is used by email clients to send outgoing emails through outgoing mail servers. This protocol is often paired with IMAP and POP3. 

2. What is POP? 

POP or Post Office Protocol is an application-layer internet server protocol. It is used by ESPs to retrieve emails from mail servers. The version 3 of POP, along with IMAP, is the most commonly used protocol for email retrieval from incoming mail servers. 

3. What is IMAP? 

An internet standard protocol, IMAP or Internet Message Access protocol, is used by email service providers to retrieve email messages from mail servers. 

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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