AOL Mail strongly protects the privacy and security of its users. When you tend to access AOL Mail via a third-party email client for security and privacy purpose, you need to update your connection settings. In order to protect your AOL Mail account, it is mandatory to do the connection settings updation.
What are the connection settings that need to be updated on AOL? How do you update AOL connection settings in MS Outlook? Read the section below.
A third-party email app downloads a copy of your AOL Mail email that you send or receive. While setting up your AOL email account in a third-party email app, you have an option to choose either POP or IMAP. This serves as the incoming mail server that receives emails from the AOL server.
POP will download and keep a copy of your emails though it is deleted from the AOL mail server.
IMAP syncs the app and your account. This keeps the information in both places. Whatever you do to the original, the same will be reflected in all the email clients to which your AOL email account has been configured.
AOL Mail connection settings updation for POP and IMAP
All the email software and applications have an account settings menu, where you'll need to update the settings. Enter with your full email address, including @aol.com (domain name), and make sure that the SSL encryption is enabled for the incoming and outgoing emails.
Server Settings: POP3
Settings for common email apps
Each email client has a different kind of settings menu. But the AOL server and port settings will always be the same.
For remote assistance to update AOL connection settings, click on the CALL button provided on this page.