how to add aol email to outlook

How to Add AOL Account With Outlook Setup Online

Using email clients like Outlook for mailing and maintaining other work stuff, usually helps AOL users a lot in this regard. Outlook 2016 and Outlook – Office 365 are very versatile, and you can use your AOL mail account in Outlook 2016 without installing any plugin or any other software.

The process of doing so includes setting up of IMAP account in Outlook 2016. And in this article, we’ll jaunt you through the method with which you can set up your AOL account in Outlook 2016 and use multiple emails concurrently.

Steps to set up and access your AOL Email account in Outlook 2016

Before starting, owing an AOL mail account & installing Outlook 2016 on your computer are necessary. After that you can proceed to:

  • Enable Allow apps that use less secure sign in option in AOL Mail
  • Add AOL Mail account in Outlook 2016 PC client

Enable Allow apps that use less secure sign in option in AOL Security

    1. Open AOL Mail website and sign in.
    2. Move on to your AOL profile section and click on Options.
    3. Select Account Info.

Account Info

    • A new tab would open comprising your account info, security options, activities track, and preferences. Here, click on Account Security.

Account Security

  • Once the page is loaded, click on Allow apps that use less secure sign in option
  • Before you can proceed straight to turn the security option ON, you will have to sign-in again. In this step, enter your AOL username and click Next.
  • Type-in your password and click Sign in.
  • Now, turn the security option ON, as shown screenshot below.

Add AOL Mail account in Outlook 2016 PC client

Now that you’ve turned the security option ON, which allows less secure applications to have access to your AOL mail, you can move on to the Outlook part, follow below steps:

    1. Open Outlook.
    2. Click on the File tab and click Add Account.

Add Account

    1. A new Outlook window would show up on the screen. Here, type-in your AOL email address and click on Advanced Options drop-down and select let me set up my account manually and click Connect.

AOL email

    1. Select POP from the following account type options given.

POP from

    1. In this Outlook window, you have to key in some critical information like Incoming & Outgoing Mail & Ports respectively. For POP configuration, briefly input the following information:

Incoming Mail:

      • Server:
      • Port: 995
      • Encryption Method: Checkmark, this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL/TLS)
      • Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): NO

Outgoing Mail:

      • Server:
      • Port: 465
      • Encryption Method: SSL/TLS
      • Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): NO

Note: If you have an existing data file then browse for it under Message Delivery section.

    1. Once you’re done with the above details, click Next.
    2. Now, enter the password of your AOL email and click Connect.


    • Finally, when the AOL email account setup in Outlook 2016 is complete, click Ok.
    • In Outlook, you can see all the accounts listed on the left side, as shown below.

accounts listed

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