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-== How do I use Mozilla with AOL E-Mail? ==+Create a new account in Mozilla or Thunderbird and choose IMAP as your server type. Then, use the following information to complete the fields:
-Setup a new account and use IMap. +Incoming server: imap.aol.com<br>
- +Username: Your screen name<br>
-Incoming server: imap.aol.com +Outgoing Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com<br>
-Username: Your screen name+Port: 587<br>
- +Name: Whatever you wish
-Outgoing Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com +
-Post: 587 +
-Name: Screen name+
You will be asked for the password when you connect for the first time. You will be asked for the password when you connect for the first time.
-Note: You can not manually add messages to the Inbox or Sent Items folders. Messages will be added to those folders after messages has been sent and received by the AOL server. Use local folders (important) for Sent/Drafts/Template - configure this under account settings and select Copies & Folders., Messages will only be added to these folders when an e-mail is received or sent by the AOL IMAP server. Therefore, make sure you use local folders for Sent, Drafts and Templates. To specify this, open the Account Settings again and select the "Copies & Folders" item under the AOL account.+You cannot manually add messages to the Inbox or Sent Items folders. Messages will be added to those folders after messages has been sent and received by the AOL server. Use local folders if you want to store sent mail, email drafts, and templates. You can configure this under the account settings by selecting "Copies & Folders" under Account Settings.
-More info [http://help.channels.aol.com/article.adp?catId=1&sCId=416&sSCId=4093&articleId=217449 here]+===External Links===
 +* [http://help.channels.aol.com/article.adp?catId=1&sCId=416&sSCId=4093&articleId=217449 More information]

Revision as of 17:37, 15 January 2005

Create a new account in Mozilla or Thunderbird and choose IMAP as your server type. Then, use the following information to complete the fields:

Incoming server: imap.aol.com
Username: Your screen name
Outgoing Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com
Port: 587
Name: Whatever you wish

You will be asked for the password when you connect for the first time.

You cannot manually add messages to the Inbox or Sent Items folders. Messages will be added to those folders after messages has been sent and received by the AOL server. Use local folders if you want to store sent mail, email drafts, and templates. You can configure this under the account settings by selecting "Copies & Folders" under Account Settings.

External Links