AOL mail setup on iPhone

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

iPhone guide to setup AOL mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your AOL email address
Password: your AOL email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose imap and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: imap.aol.com
Username: your AOL email address
Password: your AOL email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: smtp.aol.com
Username: your AOL email address
Password: your AOL email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on smtp.aol.com. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 465

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

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

  • imap mail server is not working on iPhone 7

    1 week ago
  • If the troubleshooting steps are unable to fix the AOL not working bug, don't spare a moment in having a word with our experts through the AOL customer service number Call Toll Free No. +1-800-933-9318. https://www.emailcustomerhelpline.com/aol-mail-is-not-working-on-iphone.php https://www.emailcustomerhelpline.com/aol-email-support-number.php

    2 weeks ago
  • My incoming server disappeared off my iPhone 10. I can send mail but incoming is empty on phone. Email answer to ljankeloff@herricks.org ThankYou

    2 weeks ago
  • I phone 7 - Followed instructions but get error"Mail server smtp.aol.com is not responding. Tried several times. Thanks -

    1 month ago
  • #10. Server port: 993. How can I change to imap.aol.com? Iphone 11. I have followed all your instructions and says imap.aol.com is not responding.

    1 month ago
  • My mail stopped coming they on my iPhone. I am getting an error message.

    1 month ago
  • I lost all my email. I’m trying to get lt back. My. iPad seems to be working ok. Can I transfer that e mail to my phone?

    1 month ago
  • Hi, I do not seem to able to connect my iPhone6 to my AOL account. the outgoing port 587 does not work. Which port should it be? Warm regards, /Camilla

    1 month ago
  • Thanks for helping I think it’s successful

    2 months ago
  • When trying to set up my aol account on my iphone it says "The connection to the server "smtp.aol.com" on port 587 (and also for 465...have tried both) timed out. What is a good port number to use, please?

    2 months ago

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