How to Set Up AOL Email in Outlook 2010

by Matt McGew; Updated September 26, 2017

Outlook 2010 is an email client that is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications. AOL Mail is a free email service offered by AOL. You can setup your Outlook 2010 application so that you can send and receive emails from your AOL account using Outlook 2010. You can add your AOL account to your Outlook 2010 application directly from Outlook's File menu.

Step 1

Open Outlook 2010 on your computer by double-clicking the Outlook 2010 icon.

Step 2

Select the "File" tab.

Step 3

Select the "Add Account" option under the "Account Information" subsection.

Step 4

Select the "Manually configure server settings" option.

Step 5

Click "Internet Email," and then click the "Next" button.

Step 6

Enter your name, AOL email address and your AOL password in the appropriate boxes.

Step 7

Select "POP3" from the "Account Type" drop-down menu.

Step 8

Enter your AOL email address and password under the "Logon Information" subsection. Place a check in the "Remember Password" box.

Step 9

Click the "More Settings" option.

Step 10

Select the "Outgoing Server" tab.

Step 11

Place a check in the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" box.

Step 12

Select the "Advanced" tab.

Step 13

Enter "587" in the "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" text box.

Step 14

Click the "OK" button. Select next, and then click "Finish."

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Since 1992 Matt McGew has provided content for on and offline businesses and publications. Previous work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Travelocity and "GQ Magazine." McGew specializes in search engine optimization and has a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University.