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Amongst many email clients available for different operating systems and offered by different companies, AOL mail is one that is used by many. But AOL mail accounts storing loads of important emails and other items is very common. This makes email management a little tricky. So, what would you do in such situations?

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 an 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, owning 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 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
  4. A new tab would open comprising your account info, security options, activities track, and preferences. Here, click on Account Security.Account Security
  5. Once the page is loaded, click on Allow apps that use less secure sign in option, as shown below.Allow apps
  6. 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.sign-in again
  7. Type-in your password and click Sign in.password
  8. Now, turn the security option ON, as shown in the screenshot below.Allow apps

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
    3. 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
    4. Select POP from the following account type options given.POP from
    5. 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

Require logon

Note: If you have an existing data file then browse for it under the 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.password
  3. Finally, when the AOL email account setup in Outlook 2016 is complete, click Ok.AOL email
  4. In Outlook, you can see all the accounts listed on the left side, as shown below.accounts listed
What to do if AOL Emails are Inaccessible Because of PST File Corruption?

Sometimes, AOL emails become inaccessible in Outlook because of PST file corruption. In that case, you need to repair the PST files first. For repairing corrupt or damaged Outlook PST files, Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is the best tool which ensures you the data recovery, so that you’ll never lose your data stored in the Outlook PST file. The tool boasts versatile features like file repair, recovery, cross platform email migration, etc. Also, it enables the user to recover permanently deleted emails, whether the deletion was on purpose or the files was deleted mistakenly.

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The software uses advanced scanning algorithms to scan and repair corrupt PST files. Moreover, this tool is equipped with a lot of advanced features from recovering deleted attachments, saving recovered email items in MBOX, DBX, EML, MSG, PDF file formats to Smart Filtering options & the capability of zero data loss. Also, there are various manual methods to migrating AOL mails to office 365 but Outlook PST tool turns the whole process of migration into a breeze.


If you are looking for a way to access your AOL email account in Outlook, we have shown you how. The process is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. All you need is an active AOL account and Outlook installed on your computer. Once you have both of these programs set up, follow the steps & access your AOL emails in Outlook with ease. Suppose the account is inaccessible due to the corruption in the PST file. In that case, Kernel Outlook PST software can recover the complete account without interfering with the AOL account’s mailbox’s integrity. The software is easy to use and provides quick results. You can try it out today to see how it works for you.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q- I’m having trouble accessing AOL Email in Outlook. What can I do?

A- If you’re having trouble accessing AOL Email in Outlook, we recommend checking the AOL Status page to see if there are any reported issues with AOL Email or Outlook. You can also try troubleshooting your AOL Email account in Outlook by following the instructions below:
Close and restart Outlook.
Verify that you’re using the correct AOL server settings for Outlook.
Check your AOL Email account settings in Outlook.
Try setting up your AOL Email account in Outlook as an IMAP account.
Delete and recreate your AOL Email account in Outlook.
If you’re still having trouble accessing AOL Email in Outlook, you can contact our Kernel team for further assistance.

Q- Can I access AOL Email in Outlook on my mobile device?

A- Yes, you can access AOL Email in Outlook on your mobile device by following the instructions below:
1- Open the Outlook app on your mobile device.
2- Tap the Add Account option.
3- Select Other Account and enter your AOL Email address under User Information.
4- Enter the AOL server settings under Server Information as follows:
– Incoming mail server (POP3)
– Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
– Username: AOL Email address
– Password: AOL Email password
Tap the Add Account option to complete the AOL Email setup in Outlook on your mobile device.

Q- How do I fix AOL Email not working in Outlook?

A- If AOL Email is not working in Outlook, there are a few things that you can try. First, make sure that you have entered your AOL email address and password correctly. If you have, then try going to the File tab in Outlook and selecting Add Account. From there, you will need to enter your AOL email address and password. Once you have done this, you should be able to access your AOL Email account in Outlook.

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