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You can use a third-party email app to download a copy of your AOL Mail email or to send and receive emails, if you'd prefer a different interface. There are two different protocols you can choose when setting up a third-party email app: POP or IMAP.

POP downloads a copy of your emails from your account (mail.aol.co.uk) to the app. This means that if you delete an email from your account after it's been downloaded, the downloaded copy remains in the app. Additionally, POP only downloads emails from the Inbox (not personalized folders), so to download all of your emails, you'd need to move email from existing folders to the Inbox.

IMAP, however, continually syncs the app and your account to keep the information in both places identical. This means that anything you do with messages or folders in your account at mail.aol.co.uk will also occur in the app (and vice versa).

Below are the POP and IMAP server settings you'll need to use for AOL Mail and links to common email app setup instructions. If you need specific help configuring a app, contact its manufacturer.

AOL Mail POP and IMAP settings

Most email software and applications have an account settings menu where you'll need to update the IMAP or POP3 settings. When entering your account info, make sure you use your full email address, including the info after the @ symbol, and that the SSL encryption is enabled for incoming and outgoing mail.

 Protocol Server SettingsPort Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.aol.com
 Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com
 Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com

Instructions for common email apps

Settings may be in a different location in each email client, though the AOL server and port settings will always be the same. For additional questions specific to the email client, check the manufacturer’s website. Manufacturers cannot answer questions about your AOL Mail settings, or your AOL username or password.

ThunderbirdFollow steps for manual configuration.

Outlook 2016Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2013Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2010Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook 2007Follow steps under "Other Email Accounts."

Outlook for MacFollow steps under "Update your email settings in Outlook for Mac."

Windows 10 MailFollow steps for "Add an account using advanced setup."

Windows Live MailFollow steps "To change server settings for your email service provider."

IncrediMailFollow steps "How do I reconfigure my email account?"

iPhone Mail appFollow steps to "Set up your email account manually."

Android Mail appFollow steps under "Choose your built in Android email app" and select either Gmail or Samsung app, depending on what you use.