Configuring AOL® E-mail Account in Microsoft® Outlook® Express
Get to know more about configuring AOL E-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook Express is a well-known e-mail client which is installed in your PC. Outlook Express is different when compared to the web mail which you access online. Without opening an Internet browser just by launching the program you can check your mailbox through an e-mail client as long as you have an Internet connection. It is able to manage multiple MSN, POP, IMAP and Hotmail accounts. Outlook Express has got privacy and security features, which support digital IDs and S/MIME encryption. Most users like Outlook Express as it allows you to keep copies of sent and received messages and also it is very easy to use. For server connection, Outlook Express supports S/MIME-encrypted e-mails and TLS/SSL encryption.
The following is the need and tips to configure AOL E-mail account in Outlook Express:
- AOL E-mail Account
- Need to Configure
- Tips to Configure
AOL E-mail Account
AOL Mail is a webmail service by AOL. This AOL mail is free and it can be used for creating e-mail address for a custom domain. Some of the features of AOL mail are unlimited storage, 25 MB attachments, spell checking, Spam protection, Virus protection, etc. AOL Mail is usually accessed with the help of POP 3 and IMAP protocols. These e-mail protocols have the ability to download messages to your computer.
Need to Configure
Earlier AOL e-mail technology was not compatible with Outlook Express. But not anymore. By configuring AOL e-mail account you can enjoy all its features in Outlook Express. AOL usually uses Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) in Outlook Express.
In order to configure AOL E-mail account in Outlook Express you would have to follow certain steps. First you would have to add AOL e-mail account by clicking the 'Mail' tab and then clicking on 'Properties'. Then you need to select the checkbox 'My server requires authentication' by clicking on 'Servers' tab. After that click on the 'Advanced' tab and click 'Apply'. Then in the outgoing mail box you need to type "587" and click 'Apply'. After that by clicking IMAP tab, clear the checkbox Store Special folders in the IMAP server and click on 'Apply' and 'OK'.
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