How to Set Up AOL Email in Microsoft Outlook 2010

You can set up your AOL email account in your Microsoft Outlook 2010 for sending/receiving emails. To make sure that you do not face Microsoft Outlook problems during the procedure, we have brought you this free Microsoft Outlook 2010 support guide. It will help you easily set up Microsoft Outlook for your AOL mail account.


Open Outlook either from your Desktop shortcut or from the Start button> All Programs. Click the File tab and point to Info. You will see your existing Account Information under Info. To set up a new AOL email account, click Add Account. This will take you to the Add New Account window. In the Name field, enter your name.

Enter a valid AOL email address in the E-mail Address box and password in the Password field. Click the button beside Manually configure server settings or additional server types and hit the Next button. Click the Internet E-mail button and hit Next. When in Internet E-mail Settings, enter your name and email address under User Information.

Under Server Information, click to select IMAP from the drop-down arrow beside Account Type and fill the incoming & outgoing server information. Type ‘’ (without quotes) in the Incoming Mail Server box while ‘’ in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) box. Under Logon Information, enter your name and email address in the relevant boxes.

Check the Remember Password box. Click the More Settings button. Highlight the Outgoing Server tab and check the box beside My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click the Advanced tab and enter ‘587’ in the Outgoing server (SMTP) box. Click the OK button. You will return to the Add New Account window. If you want to test your settings before exiting the window, click the Test Account Settings button.

Microsoft Outlook will test your AOL account settings and respond accordingly. If the testing goes successful, you will see a congratulating message. Click the OK button and then Next and then Finish to save the changes and exit the Add New Account window. If the testing returns an error message, click the OK button and then go back to review the settings.

In case you find spelling or setting mistakes, correct them. It is mandatory to spell your email address, password, and incoming & outgoing server information etc. correctly. Check the port number also for the SMTP server. In case you have lost or forgotten your password, contact AOL and ask for it.

Additional Info:

If you are executing Microsoft Outlook setup for the first time, the automatic wizard will come up and prompt you to set up your email account. AOL mail also supports a POP3 account. However, before you set up Microsoft Outlook, confirm with the AOL service. In case you face a problem that you are unable to resolve by yourself, contact Microsoft Outlook support.