Introduction to AOL
AOL, formerly known as America Online is one of the largest Internet and Web service provider companies in the United States which offers Video Search, News, Sports, Business, Media, News, Communities, Health, Science & Technology, Weather, and much more that benefits millions.
In addition, AOL also provides various networking and communication tools and services that facilitate the user to connect with others. However, out of all the above services, AOL’s best product is AOL Mail – the email application.
To be precise, AOL’s email application or email client is one of the most widespread email services that allow users to send and receive emails with ease. It enables seamless communication by providing you a seamless platform for exchanging emails and connecting you with your family, friends and colleagues.
Its user-friendly interface allows a dynamic user experience to make real-time communication more productive through the integration of AIM (Instant Messenger) for chat and conversation.
However, that’s not all! There’s much more to add. Have a look—
Unique Features of AOL Mail- The Email Application
The AOL Mail service as we mentioned above is one of the top email service providers worldwide so, the features that make it so popular and in demand are the following:
The mail service of AOL is completely free. AOL mail service supports Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) protocols. The attachment limit of AOL mail service is 25MB which is more than enough to attach any file. AOL gives you a 250 GB mailbox size including attachment files. You can customize your inbox with different styles and themes to your liking. You can also set up email filters to customize your email to your liking. The new standard version of email allows for flexibility and interactivity. You can easily create and manage folders to organize your mail better. You can sync calendar and contacts as well as set up mail and calendar alerts. It is available in three different versions i.e., Standard, Basic and Accessibility. You can switch between versions based on your personal preferences, especially if you are using the AOL Mail desktop application. You can even link your email account to other emails, such as Gmail, Outlook, or Hotmail. And, one of the best features of AOL Mail is that you can unsend emails sent accidentally or unintentionally. Not only this, AOL Mail service helps you use your account to its fullest.
Well, these are the features that make AOL unique among its competitors. Now that you know very well about them; it’s time to further know about how to log in to your AOL email account if you’ve already created an AOL Email account for free.
So, these are the features that make AOL unique among its competitors. Now that you know them well you can take advantage of them after logging into an AOL Mail account.
[Note: A person cannot login to an AOL Mail account if he has not created an account. Therefore, if you do not have an AOL account and want to sign up for AOL, you should first create an AOL Email account for free by visiting help.aol.com. Then, come back as this article will help you with the login process.]
How to Log in to an AOL Mail Account (Using Web Browser)?
Although logging into your AOL account is very user-friendly, but if you still want to know how to do it, here is the detailed procedure explained in the following steps—
Step 1: Firstly, using the web browser of your choice in your respective device, visit the official home page of AOL i.e. www.aol.com/. Step 2: AOL’s homepage has a menu of news articles, trending videos and various other options including the ‘ Login’ option which is present at the top right corner. So, all you have to do is click on it to login to your AOL account. Step 3: As soon as you click on the login option, it opens the AOL email sign-in page in front of you. In it you have to enter the following asked detail associated with your account; User name Email Address or, Mobile Number
[Note: You can also sign in to your AOL Mail account using your Google/Gmail or Yahoo ID.]
Step 4: Next, although it’s optional, you can check the ‘ Stay signed in’ box if you want to avoid typing this detail every time you sign in. Step 5: After that, click on the ‘ Next’ button which opens a new input box for the password. So, enter your ‘ Password’ (which should be alpha-numeric) in the box and then, finally click on the ‘ Next’ button to log in to your AOL account.
Alternatively, you can also download the AOL Mail app for your respective Android or iOS device from Google Play or App Store and then log in to your account to access the AOL emails.
How to Access AOL Mail using the AOL App?
To log into your AOL Mail using the AOL app, here are the steps you need to follow—
Step 1: Tap on the ‘ Settings’ icon which is present on your respective phone’s home screen. Step 2: Then, tap on the ‘ email accounts’ in the settings menu. Step 3: Next, tap on the ‘ Add an account’ option. Step 4: After this, tap on ‘ AOL’ to select it as the email provider. However, if you cannot find AOL in the list, tap the ‘ Other’ option. Step 5: Now, enter the ‘ Email Address and Password’ that are associated with your AOL account. Step 6: Once you have entered your account login credentials, tap on the ‘ Sign In’ button. Step 7: And, finally, follow the on-screen prompts to gain access to your AOL Mail account using the AOL app.
[Note: For users, who want to use the AOL Mail app on Windows desktop, let us tell you that you can easily download and install the AOL Desktop Gold app from here and then, you can access AOL email by entering the email address and password registered with the AOL account.]
Now, in addition to accessing AOL Mail through the web browser/AOL Mail app, you can also access it through third party email clients like Outlook, Apple Mail and the Android/iPhone in-built email program.
How to Access AOL Mail on Third-Party Email Clients?
In any third-party email client/program, you can choose to add your AOL email account automatically or manually. However, in the latter case you need to do so by using these AOL mail server settings—
Server Information for ‘IMAP’ Account Type:
Protocol IMAP Server Name Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.comOutgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com Port Settings Incoming IMAP Port: 993Outgoing SMTP Port: 465 Security Incoming IMAP Encrypted Connection: SSLOutgoing SMTP Connection: SSLAuthentication: Yes
Server Information for ‘POP’ Account Type:
Protocol POP Server Name Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.aol.comOutgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com Port Settings Incoming POP3 Port: 995Outgoing SMTP Port: 465 Security Incoming IMAP Encrypted Connection: SSLOutgoing SMTP Connection: SSLAuthentication: Yes
However, these are the different ways you can access your AOL Mail account without any errors, but unfortunately this is not always the case because AOL Mail, despite being one of the oldest and most popular email services in the world, occasionally causes users to experience ‘AOL Mail sign-in problems.’
So, if you are also unable to log in to AOL.com account, understand that there could be several reasons behind this. Wonder what? They are listed below!
Reasons for Problem You Face While AOL Email login
Here are the main reasons why you may encounter problems with AOL email sign-in—
Network Issue. Server Issue. Your Cache storage is full. Email ID or Password does not match. You forgot your Email Address or Password.
How to Fix These Problems to Fix AOL Email Sign-in Issue?
The following solutions will help you get rid of the ill-factor and let you login to your AOL Mail account without any further hassle—
Solution 1: Connect to a Strong Internet Connection
Firstly, you need to make sure that you are connected to a strong and sufficient internet connection to open the AOL Mail login site. Otherwise, it goes without saying that a faulty Internet connection is one of the reasons why your AOL Mail sign-in process is interrupted.
Solution 2: Check AOL Mail Server Status
Second, if the AOL Mail service’s server is down, you cannot log in to your AOL Mail account because when AOL Mail’s server is flooded with heavy traffic, it may temporarily block your sign-in requests. So, check about it on
and if it’s down, wait till it’s up and running. If the opposite is the case, go for another solution. Down Detector
Solution 3: Optimize, Reset, Update Your Web Browser
Solution 4: Temporarily Do Not Use Security Programs
Since various security programs like antivirus, media player, firewall settings, add-ons, plugins, extensions, proxies, and VPN software can also cause trouble with AOL Mail login process, we recommend you to remove, uninstall, delete or disable all such programs and software from your respective device to get rid of the problems you are facing while trying for AOL login.
Solution 5: Change or Reset Your AOL Mail Account Username and Password
Apart from this, it is needless to mention that AOL Mail login error also arises when you inadvertently enter wrong, invalid or outdated login credentials associated with your AOL email account. However, luckily AOL makes it easy to get help with common username and password issues. So, if that’s the case, you can easily learn how to
or manage your AOL username to be able to access your account anytime from anywhere. change or reset a password
Solution 6: Contact AOL Live Technical Support
Lastly, if you still can’t get rid of AOL Mail sign in issues and continue to have problems with your AOL Mail account, note that AOL Live Technical Support is there to help you. However, this requires you to first
and then, you can contact the AOL Mail support team at any time to get all the help you need! upgrade to a paid AOL plan In a Nutshell
That is all! Hope you understand by now that it is very easy for a person with an account to log into AOL Mail as only a few steps have to be completed and then, one can log in, read their email, reply or do whatever they want.
However, if you face any difficulty in processing the login steps, you are recommended to apply the solutions we have discussed above or you can visit the official website and get help from the professional experts.