AOL email settings for Android

On this page you find the AOL mail settings for Android. Follow the step-by-step Android guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for AOL.

Mail settings AOL

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server imap.aol.com
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.aol.com
Outgoing port 465
Requires sign-in yes

Android guide to setup AOL mail

1 Open your Email application from the menu, add a new account and choose 'Other'.

If you do not have an account yet, you can start setting up right away. Otherwise, open 'Settings' in the email app and choose 'Add account'.

2 In the next screen enter your account details and click on 'Login':

Email: your AOL email address
Password: your AOL email password

3 Choose% type% and enter the following details under 'Server incoming mail':

imap server: imap.aol.com
Security type: ssl
Port: 993

4 At 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'Login':

SMTP server: smtp.aol.com
Security type: ssl
Port: 465

Verification for sending email: yes

Username: email
Password: your AOL email password

5 Your account is now ready to use.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the email app on your smartphone to use your email.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your Android email setup or think you can help other AOL users out? Please comment below!

  • My aol account: Albert.koduah@aol.com is not working. Use my gmail account to respond

    1 month ago
  • My account is not working. Can’t receive emails

    1 month ago
  • There used to be a DELETE square directly beside each individual email message.. It has disappeared!. Where can I find it and add that delete square back to the mail current message email page?

    2 months ago
  • I do my email on an android phone. I can't do any 'Bold' or 'Underlining'. I can't do anything with my text. I googled and it said to go into my 'settings'. There is no 'settings'. Google said it was on the toolbar above the 'TO' field. The only thing above my 'to' field is the 'cancel' selection. I've tried everything. No toolbar. Is a toolbar not accessible from a phone?

    3 months ago
  • I can't get my email account on to this phone. It All a Can't load my all account on to this phone.

    3 months ago
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    5 months ago
  • I'm trying to add my AOL Email Account to my Email Accounts page on my Samsung Galaxy J2 Email Account page. However, without help it'll be Impossable for me. First I choose from: a page on phone listing 2 Gmail Email accounts, 1 Samsung Email account & my 1 Messenger account. I have more email addesses, however, I only use those mostly, especially on mobile phone. I can choose from: ACCOUNTS: 2 GMAIL, 1 SAMSUNG & 1 MESSENGER accounts I suppose & copy 1 of those but it's the First AOL account I would be setting up on ACCOUNTS Screen. (I use the AOL Email via webmail) but if I want to SYNC to it, I must set it up on ACCOUNTS Screen. I tap a green Plus Sign in a circle & it allows me to choose from SAMSUNG ACCOUNT, DUO PREVIEW a Letter "M" in RED on WHITE like an Envelope just like Gmail looks with EXCHANGE written next to it. Multi-Colored "G" GOOGLE, A WHITE Profile of Head & Shoulders in a Green ROUNDED EDGE BOX, with LDAP next to it, The MESSENGER Logo with MESSENGER Next to It, & a Blue Colored "E" Using my Samsung Email Accounts page. I.E. Gmail, Samsung email, Messenger accounnt etcetera. After step #1: and add a new email account. Step #2 is Blank. However, 1st I put in my AOL Email Address, then I put in my AOL Password,. Under all that it says: Client certificate. You can either leave it on NONE (which I do) or you can tap on a Blue Lettered "SELECT" I leave it at None. If I tap SELECT it reads: "Gmail has requested a certificate. Agreeing to this request will allow the application to use this certificate with servers from now on. FindMyMobile is ticked with aqua circle. CN = FindMy Mobile. Then there's a circle which can be ticked: dcbvkseluvkuwweqe. CN = dcvbkseluvkuwweqe. Then 3rd & last in that list is a Plus Sign with Install Certificate next to it. If I tap the Plus Sign it brings me to a page that says up top Select File & in middle of screen it says No files. Then in aqua color again it says DENY on the left & SELECT on the right. That's when I just leave it on NONE So, a Blue letter "E" on an open blue looking book, Then Account Info, Email Address then Password, then Client certificate which I leave at NONE, then Server Settings (line of text), then Domain/User Name: put in Email Address again, then Server: imap.aol.com, then Port I change 443 to 993 per directions, then Security Type should be SSL but I must choose SSL/TLS from a Drop Down menu. It won't let you type anything there. So, I use SSL/TLS. 3rd choice is SSL/TLS (accept all certificates) ** *1st choice is NONE by the way. Then I go to #3: Choice IMAP it's imap.aol.com the Incoming Port already has #443 in it. I change it to 993 just like directions say. Then Security Type Now underneath that is Mobile Device I.D. androidc438416651 & that doesn't change. I don't know what it stands for or what it means but it does NOT change, then comes another Blue Button with NEXT printed inside of button. I tap on NEXT & it goes in circles then states "Something went wrong. Try again later, or contact your IT admin. (I have no idea who my IT admin would be! The Samsung USA people, AOL people, Gmail people (since my working 3 or 4 email addresses on the phone are all Gmails. Even my Samsung Account Email Address is the same Main Gmail Address I always use meaning if my MOST USED Gmail address is joeshmoe@gmail.com my Samsung Email Address is joeshmoe@gmail.com. So, in this case I wonder who my IT admin is? I'm not sure who I'm asking but does anybody have an answer or an idea I can use? Respectfully, Barry

    6 months ago
  • I'm trying to add my AOL Email Account to my Email Accounts page on my Samsung Galaxy J2 Email Account page. However, without help it'll be Impossable for me. First I choose from: a page on phone listing 2 Gmail Email accounts, 1 Samsung Email account & my 1 Messenger account. I have more email addesses, however, I only use those mostly, especially on mobile phone. I can choose from: ACCOUNTS: 2 GMAIL, 1 SAMSUNG & 1 MESSENGER accounts I suppose & copy 1 of those but it's the First AOL account I would be setting up on ACCOUNTS Screen. (I use the AOL Email via webmail) but if I want to SYNC to it, I must set it up on ACCOUNTS Screen. I tap a green Plus Sign in a circle & it allows me to choose from SAMSUNG ACCOUNT, DUO PREVIEW a Letter "M" in RED on WHITE like an Envelope just like Gmail looks with EXCHANGE written next to it. Multi-Colored "G" GOOGLE, A WHITE Profile of Head & Shoulders in a Green ROUNDED EDGE BOX, with LDAP next to it, The MESSENGER Logo with MESSENGER Next to It, & a Blue Colored "E" Using my Samsung Email Accounts page. I.E. Gmail, Samsung email, Messenger accounnt etcetera. After step #1: and add a new email account. Step #2 is Blank. However, 1st I put in my AOL Email Address, then I put in my AOL Password,. Under all that it says: Client certificate. You can either leave it on NONE (which I do) or you can tap on a Blue Lettered "SELECT" I leave it at None. If I tap SELECT it reads: "Gmail has requested a certificate. Agreeing to this request will allow the application to use this certificate with servers from now on. FindMyMobile is ticked with aqua circle. CN = FindMy Mobile. Then there's a circle which can be ticked: dcbvkseluvkuwweqe. CN = dcvbkseluvkuwweqe. Then 3rd & last in that list is a Plus Sign with Install Certificate next to it. If I tap the Plus Sign it brings me to a page that says up top Select File & in middle of screen it says No files. Then in aqua color again it says DENY on the left & SELECT on the right. That's when I just leave it on NONE So, a Blue letter "E" on an open blue looking book, Then Account Info, Email Address then Password, then Client certificate which I leave at NONE, then Server Settings (line of text), then Domain/User Name: put in Email Address again, then Server: imap.aol.com, then Port I change 443 to 993 per directions, then Security Type should be SSL but I must choose SSL/TLS from a Drop Down menu. It won't let you type anything there. So, I use SSL/TLS. 3rd choice is SSL/TLS (accept all certificates) ** *1st choice is NONE by the way. Then I go to #3: Choice IMAP it's imap.aol.com the Incoming Port already has #443 in it. I change it to 993 just like directions say. Then Security Type Now underneath that is Mobile Device I.D. androidc438416651 & that doesn't change. I don't know what it stands for or what it means but it does NOT change, then comes another Blue Button with NEXT printed inside of button. I tap on NEXT & it goes in circles then states "Something went wrong. Try again later, or contact your IT admin. (I have no idea who my IT admin would be! The Samsung USA people, AOL people, Gmail people (since my working 3 or 4 email addresses on the phone are all Gmails. Even my Samsung Account Email Address is the same Main Gmail Address I always use meaning if my MOST USED Gmail address is joeshmoe@gmail.com my Samsung Email Address is joeshmoe@gmail.com. So, in this case I wonder who my IT admin is? I'm not sure who I'm asking but does anybody have an answer or an idea I can use? Respectfully, Barry

    6 months ago
  • I can't put my AOL email on my email app on my Huawei p20 phone. Is it possible to do it

    7 months ago
  • I've added my AOL email account to my new Verizon Stylo 5 cell phone, however, it did not create a shortcut on the phone to open up my AOL email account. How do I create the shortcut?

    7 months ago