MS Outlook 2016 & AOL

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  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Hello
    I googled settings for Outlook with AOL mail, and I have not been able to find the correct settings for Outlook 2016. This is what I have tried

    AOL Mail
    EMail: xxxxxx@aol.com

    IMAP
    imap.aol.com SSL 993
    smtp.aol.com TSL 587

    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)

    Outgoing Server
    My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
    Use same seyyings as my incoming mail server

    I successfully configured my Verizon email, which AOL took over. I need assistance with configuring my AOL mail with Outlook 2016. I would appreciate any and all assistance with this issue. I've been trying for four hours and I'm frustrated.
    Thank You.
     
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  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Did you notice when you write in Advanced tab the port number THEN select the type of encrypted connection (TLS or SSL), the port numbers revert to their original/default value?
    It's a pita...
     
  3. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, I did noticed the port numbers reverted to the original numbers, but I changed the back.Then I tried to connect, with no luck. Then I checked the port numbers again, and they stayed to the port numbers I set them at. I appreciate your suggestion.
    Thank You.
     
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  4. ccbiggs

    ccbiggs MDL Novice

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    Try These

    POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.aol.com 995 SSL
    SMTP Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com 465 SSL

    IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com 993-SSL
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Try this cause it worked when setting up an account. An Office365 account for my son's school so don't blame me if that does not work out.

    1. Go to "Auto account setup" window
    2. Next, instead of choosing "Manual setup or additional server types", click on "E-mail Account"
    3. Fill out all the fields accordingly.
    4. See what happens, crossed fingers.
     
  6. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you for your suggestion. Can't connect. I tried POP3 then no encryption all didn't work.
    Thank You.
     
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  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #7 Mr.X, Aug 2, 2018
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    Uncheck: Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)

    (With your initial setup)
     
  8. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, Thank you.

    After spending four more hours and I finally received an email from the tech support at AOL, you need TWO STEP VERIFICATION, which is NOT mentioned anywhere in the links I found under Google. I'm going to try to help others who use MS Outlook and can't connect. This is my list of settings to be used with MS Outlook for the following email providers, APPLE, AOL, COMCAST, VERIZON (AOL now host Verizon emails), GOOGLE, OUTLOOK.

    Verizon Mail

    IMAP
    imap.aol.com SSL 993
    smtp.verizon.net SSL 465

    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)

    Outgoing Server
    My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
    Use same seyyings as my incoming mail server
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Comcast Mail

    IMAP
    imap.aol.com SSL 993
    smtp.verizon.net SSL 465
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Google Mail

    IMAP
    imap.gmail.com SSL 993
    smtp.gmail.com TLS 587

    TWO STEP VERIFICATION
    Look for "App passwords", and click "Generate password".

    Use the password that is Geberated by "Geberate password, no the password you use to logon to with your browser
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Apple Mail

    IMAP
    imap.gmail.com SSL 993
    smtp.dmail.com TLS 587

    TWO STEP VERIFICATION
    Look for "App passwords", and click "Generate password".

    Use the password that is Geberated by "Geberate password, no the password you use to logon to with your browser
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Outlook Mail

    IMAP
    imap-mail.outlook.com SSL 993
    smtp-mail.outlook.com TLS 587

    TWO STEP VERIFICATION
    Look for "App passwords", and click "Generate password".

    Use the password that is Geberated by "Geberate password, no the password you use to logon to with your browser with your browser
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Yahoo Mail

    IMAP
    imap.mail.yahoo.com SSL 993
    smtp.mail.yahoo.com Auto 587

    TWO STEP VERIFICATION
    Look for "App passwords", and click "Generate password".

    Use the password that is Geberated by "Geberate password, no the password you use to logon to with your browser with your browser
    __________________________________________________________________________
    AOL Mail

    IMAP
    imap.mail.yahoo.com SSL 993
    smtp.mail.yahoo.com TLS 587

    TWO STEP VERIFICATION
    Look for "App passwords", and click "Generate password".

    Use the password that is Geberated by "Geberate password, no the password you use to logon to with your browser with your browser
    __________________________________________________________________________


    I don't promise they work for everyone, but they work with me. Nothing fancy set up.
    Hope this helps someone...
     
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  9. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    You're welcome.
    Good they finally gave you a hand on this.