aol and outlook

  tel3563 21:54 30 Dec 2005
Locked

is there anyway to set ms outlook to work with aol or are they not compatible, cheers Tel

  Skyver 22:15 30 Dec 2005

Cut and copied this from the AOL support pages a while back now, not sure if it will still work;
If OE will do it, surely Outlook will too...

How do I use Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to read and send AOL e-mail?

There are two steps to setting up Outlook® Express to read and send AOL e-mail. First, you need to create a new e-mail account in Outlook Express. Once the e-mail account is created, you need to configure your Outlook Express e-mail account so you can send and receive your AOL e-mail.

To create a new e-mail account in Outlook Express

1. Sign on to AOL.
2. Open Outlook Express. (If Outlook Express is not your default mail client, you may be prompted to specify whether you want to use it as the default by clicking OK).
3. From the Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts.
4. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add and then click Mail.
5. In the Internet Connection Wizard, in the Display name field, enter your name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing e-mail messages.
6. Click Next.
7. In the E-mail address field, enter your full e-mail address, e.g., [email protected].
8. Click Next.
9. On the E-mail Server Names screen, select IMAP from the drop-down menu.
10. In the Incoming mail server field, enter: imap.aol.com.
11. In the Outgoing mail server field, enter: smtp.aol.com.
12. Click Next.
13. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter your AOL screen name in the Account name field.
14. Enter the password for your AOL account in the Password field.
15. If you want Outlook Express to save your password, leave the Remember password check box selected.
16. Click Next.
17. Click Finish.

To configure your Outlook Express e-mail account

1. When you are returned to the Internet Accounts dialog box, click the Mail tab. (If the Internet Accounts dialog box is not open, click the Tools menu and then click Accounts).
2. Select your AOL IMAP account.
3. Click Properties.
4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Servers tab.
5. In the Outgoing Mail Server section, click the My server requires authentication check box.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click the Advanced tab.
8. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP): field, change the number that displays to 587.
9. Click Apply.
10. Click the IMAP tab.
11. In the Special Folders section, click the Store special folders on IMAP server check box to deselect it.
12. Click Apply.
13. Click OK.
14. Click Close.

Notes

* If you receive a message prompting you to download folders from the mail server, click Yes.

How do I use Microsoft Outlook 2000 to read and send AOL e-mail?

Setting up Outlook® 2000 to read and send AOL e-mail is a two-step process. First, you must create a new e-mail account in Outlook. Once the account is created, you need to configure your Outlook account so that you can send and receive mail from AOL’s e-mail servers.

To create a new e-mail account in Outlook 2000

1. Sign on to AOL.
2. Open Outlook. (If you receive a message to register Outlook as the default manager for Mail, News, and Contacts, click Yes.
3. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
4. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add and then click Mail.
5. In the Internet Connection Wizard, in the Display name field, enter your name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing e-mail messages.
6. Click Next.
7. In the E-mail address field, enter your full e-mail address, e.g., [email protected].
8. Click Next.
9. On the E-mail Server Names screen, select IMAP from the drop-down menu.
10. In the Incoming mail server field, enter: imap.aol.com.
11. In the Outgoing mail server field, enter: smtp.aol.com.
12. Click Next.
13. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter your AOL screen name in the Account name field.
14. Enter the password for your AOL account in the Password field.
15. Click Next.
16. Select Connect using my local area network (LAN). Note: This works even if you are not connected through a LAN.)
17. Click Next.
18. Click Finish.

  I-W 12:47 08 Mar 2006

AFter this is there anyway I can import aol address book to outlook express?

  Dazza40 20:47 08 Mar 2006

Try this link.
click here

worked for me.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Turn a photo into 16-bit pixel art

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?