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Verify Your Security Settings at AOL

  • Log into AOL on the web and navigate to Account Info > Account Security.
  • If two-step verification is set to "on:"
    • Temporarily turn two-step verification to OFF (you may turn this back after the account is set up in Postbox).
    • On the left navigation panel, click Personal Info, then click back to Account Security to refresh the page.
  • Set Allow apps that use less secure sign in to "ON."
  • Select Manage app passwords, then from the Select your app pulldown, select "Other App."
  • In the text field labeled Enter custom name, enter "Postbox," then click the Generate button.
  • Copy the password provided as you will need this during Postbox set up.

Email Settings for AOL Email

Incoming Server – IMAP

Server: imap.aol.com
Port: 993
Security: SSL/TLS
Username: Your full email address
Password: Your password

Outgoing Server – SMTP

Server: smtp.aol.com
Port: 465
Security: SSL/TLS
Username: Your full email address
Password: Your password

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