E-mail Configuration Settings for AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail)
SUBJECT:
E-mail Configuration Settings for AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail)
Configuring a wireless device to access AOL or AIM Mail
Accessing AOL or AIM Mail accounts using a wireless device
AOL e-mail Setup
FACT:
AOL Mail (America Online Mail)
AIM Mail (AOL Instant Messenger Mail)
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) - Authentication, Secure, Security, ESMTP, APOP
SYMPTOM:
Send or receive IMAP4 e-mail
Informational Only | Limited Support: This solution is intended for informational purposes only. AT&T provides network, billing, and provisioning support for the wireless voice and data networks. Additional support beyond this article must be directed to the AOL at http://www.aol.com.
FIX:

Overview

  • This allows a valid AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) user the possibility of both sending and receiving e-mails using AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) servers rather than that of another provider.
  • Most e-mail clients -- be it on a Personal Computer or Wireless phone -- are capable of using AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) settings.

Disclaimer

AT&T sells many types of wireless devices and PDA's. Some of these devices are capable of using SSL and thus are able to use AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail).

  • This solution is an attempt to provide those settings with the understanding that not all AT&T's wireless devices are capable of using them.
  • Some devices simply do not support IMAP.
  • Some devices simply do not support SSL.
  • Some devices support SSL, however are unable to manually configure the SSL ports to those required by AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail).
  • Some devices support SSL on incoming or outgoing servers only and not both.
  • Ultimately, support for AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) is limited to general information and basic functionality. For complete technical support regarding AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail), please contact AOL at http://www.aol.com.

Prerequisites

  • A valid username and password for the AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) account.
  • Understanding that depending on the device, "SSL" listed below may be referred to as "Authentication, Secure, Security, or APOP."

There are two configuration methods

STANDARD:
NOTE: Most commonly used

AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) IMAP settings

  • Incoming E-mail Server: imap.aol.com
  • Use Incoming SSL? no
  • Incoming SSL Port Number: 143
  • Outgoing E-mail Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com
  • **Use Outgoing SSL? Yes. Must be enabled
  • **Outgoing SSL Port Number: 587
  • E-mail Address: screen name@aol.com
  • User Name: screen name
  • Password: user defined

ENCRYPTED OR SSL MAIL:

AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) IMAP settings

  • Incoming E-mail Server: imap.aol.com
  • Use Incoming SSL? Yes. Must be enabled
  • Incoming SSL Port Number: 993
  • Outgoing E-mail Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com
  • **Use Outgoing SSL? Yes. Must be enabled
  • **Outgoing SSL Port Number: 587
  • E-mail Address: screen name@aol.com
  • User Name: screen name
  • Password: user defined

**For devices that do not support SSL on the outgoing server (and thus cannot use AOL outgoing server), please use AT&T's outgoing servers:

  • Former AT&T Wireless customers use "smtp.mymmode.com" (Standard POP/IMAP compatible. No SSL.)
  • New and Existing AT&T wireless services customers use "cwmx.com" (Standard POP/IMAP compatible. No SSL.)

IMPORTANT: AT&T only supports it's outgoing servers. AT&T will not support issues that occur when using AOL and AIM Mail (America Online Mail) outgoing server.


NOTE:

Alternatives for accessing AOL Mail:




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Some differences may exist for devices not purchased from AT&T.


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