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After the AOL or AIM e-mail account is set up, the Outlook software must be correctly configured to connect to the AOL or AIM service.
To create and configure a new AOL or AIM e-mail account in the Outlook software:
1. Launch the Microsoft Outlook software.
2. Click the Tools menu, then clickE-mail Accounts.
3. Choose the Add a new e-mail account option by clicking it, then click the Next button.
4. Choose the POP3 option by clicking it, then click the Next button.
5. In the Your Name: box, type your name as you wish it to appear on outgoing e-mail.
6. In the E-mail Address: box, type your AOL or AIM e-mail address, for example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. In the User Name: box, type your AOL or AIM screen name, for example, yourmail.
8. In the Password: box, type your AOL or AIM password.
9. In the Incoming mail server (POP3): box, type: pop.aol.com or pop.aim.com
Note: Click the Leave a copy of each message on the server box to place a check mark in it.
10. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP): box, type smtp.aol.com or smtp.aim.com.
11. Click the More Settings button.
12. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
13. Click the My outgoing server requires authentication box to place a check mark in it.
14. Choose the Use same settings as my incoming mail server option by clicking it, then click the Advanced tab.
15. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP): box, type 587.
Note: In the Delivery section click the Leave a copy of each message on the server box to place a check mark in it, then click the OK button.
16. Click the Next button.
17. Click the Finish button.
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