Saturday, January 07, 2006

Forward AOL mail to Outlook Express

I got this instuction from AOL UK today and it works for UK based AOL'ers. It will probably work for Outlook and in fact any IMAP enabled mail client program.

1. Sign on to AOL.
2. Double-click the Outlook Express icon.
3. Click on the Tools menu on the toolbar, and select Accounts…
4. Click on the Add drop-down menu and select Mail.
5. On the ‘Your Name’ window enter the name you wish to appear when you send emails, e.g. John Smith, then click Next.
6. On the ‘Internet E-mail Address’ window enter your email address in full, e.g. jsmith If you are given the below option select ‘I already have an e-mail address that I’d like to use’ and then enter your email address in full.
7. Click Next.
8. On the ‘E-mail Server Names’ window you will see ‘My incoming mail server is a POP3 server'. Change this server option to IMAP using the drop-down menu.
9 Enter the ‘Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:’ as follows:
10. Enter the ‘Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:' as follows:
11. Click Next.
12. On the ‘Internet Mail Logon’ window enter your AOL Screen Name and your AOL password.
13. Click Next.
14. To save the settings click Finish. If you are returned to the ‘Internet Accounts’ window click Close.
15. You may receive the following message if you do not have a default mail client on your computer: simply click OK.
16. If you receive the following message click Yes.
17. Please wait while these files are downloaded.
18. Click on Inbox. Then click on Go to.
19. Again, click on the Tools menu on the toolbar, and select Accounts…
20. On the ‘Internet Accounts’ window, ensure you are on the Mail tab.
21. Click on the Properties button on the right.
22. Click on the Servers tab.
23. Beneath the 'Outgoing Mail Server' section, click on 'My server requires authentication' checkbox.
24. Click Apply.
25. Click OK.
26. Click on the IMAP tab and click to untick the 'Store special folders on IMAP server' option.
27. Click Close.
28. Outlook Express is now ready to use.

I dont know if you need to run the first step.
Outlook Express will download your AOL mail and all your AOL Mail contacts and saved folders. even if you are not logged into AOL.

This is great news for people who are using AOL dialup and want to buy cheap broadband from somebody like Tiscali.

1 comment:

outbound email filtering said...

IMAP enabled mail clients usually have the same set of instructions.