How to configure AOL SMTP settings on Outlook?

Configure the AOL SMTP settings to fix the issue with AOL server settings. This is easy and simple; go through the steps to complete the configuration process

AOL offers email services for free and it is always allowed for you to use it on any mail app. So, if you are looking to start using AOL Mail services on Outlook then this post is going to be very useful for you. Stay with us and go through the steps that are mentioned in this post to configure AOL SMTP settings.

You should be clear that Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an internet standard communication protocol for electronic mail transmission that has been used by mail servers and other message transfer agents to send and receive mail messages.

Steps to configure AOL SMTP settings on Outlook

  1. Look for the “File” tab and tap on it
  2. Then, navigate to “Add Account”
  3.  Now, choose the ‘Manual Setup’ check box
  4. Then, select the ‘POP or IMAP’ option and tap “Next”
  5. Now, fill in your full name and AOL email address
  6. Then, visit to select the ‘Account Type’
  7. Now, type “” in the incoming mail server section
  8. Then, type “” in the outgoing mail server box
  9. Then, type the full name that you have used for your AOL account
  10. Click on the “ Next” button to move on to the next step
  11. Look for the “More Settings” option and click on it
  12. Now, head to ‘Advanced’ and fill in “587” as the SMTP port
  13. Leave incoming mail port as the default selection (143)
  14. Else, select the “993(SSL)” for additional encryption

Note: After following the above steps you will complete the configuration process for the AOL SMTP settings on Outlook. But before accessing the server settings you have to complete the process for AOL mail login or AOL sign in. So, make sure that you have remembered your AOL login credentials properly.


In short, the configuration process for the AOL SMTP settings on Outlook is easy and simple. In this post, we have mentioned the necessary steps to configure AOL server settings. You must know SMTP settings can be updated anytime. We hope that this article will be very helpful for you all.

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