Unable Add AOL Account to Outlook

When I want to communicate via email, I use AOL. However, I believe that AOL's services have deteriorated significantly over the past few years, which has caused it to lose customers. I also make up a portion of this customer base. In order to secure my entire AOL data and configure my AOL account, I'm looking for an email client like Outlook.

Hey, I understand your query. I, too, opted for Outlook despite having used the degraded AOL services. In light of this, I believe I would be the best person to respond to your questions and assist you to add AOL account to Outlook. You can follow my steps exactly as I did.

Method 1: Add AOL to Outlook With Tradition Approach

Before using this method, you must have the pre-installed Outlook application installed on your existing system. After that, follow the below steps.

  • Access your Outlook account and move to the File tab.
  • A new wizard then appears; select Add Account from this menu.
  • Here, type the address of your AOL account and press the Connect button.
  • Then enter your AOL account password, and click the Connect button.
  • At last, click the Done button, and your AOL account start to reflect in Outlook.

In this way, you can add AOL emails to Outlook.

Note: When entering account information for the first time, Outlook will occasionally ask you to complete the IMAP details. Here, not everyone is successful. Additionally, you require high technical expertise, if you wish to save your AOL data. And in some circumstances, you are not permitted to backup your data. In this case, you can use a professional tool. It makes it simple to configure your AOL account and doesn't require any such IMAP information.

Method 2: Add AOL to Outlook With Cutting-Edge Approach

  • Launch the Sysinfo AOL Backup Tool and run it as an administrator.
  • Enter your AOL account details, and click the AOL option from the list of preferences
  • Select the files or folders you want to backup after entering your AOL account information.
  • Select PST from the list of options to use as your saving format.
  • Manage the other sophisticated features in accordance.
  • At last, click the Convert button.

By doing this, you can configure your AOL account to work with Outlook and save your documents in a variety of formats.


I hope I was able to answer your question satisfactorily. You can choose any one of them to add AOL account to Outlook. If you don’t want to mess with the IMAP settings of your AOL account, then you should go for the professional tool.