How to Setup AOL Mail with Stock Email App on Samsung Galaxy S3 Android ?

Looking for a simple guide on how to configure AOL email in preloaded (stock) Email App ? Here are the 2 methods: Auto-configuration and Manual.

Auto-configuration (using IMAP)

  1. On your phone, launch the stock Email app.
  2. If this is your first time using the Email app, you should see the Set up email screen. If you already have one or more email accounts configured, press Option key > Settings > + sign to get to the same Set up email screen.
  3. On the Set up email screen, enter your AOL email and password, and then tap Next for auto-configuration.
    Set Up Email
  4. The email app will automatically configure the IMAP and SMTP servers for you. When it finishes, follow the rest of the on screen instructions to complete the setup.
    Account Option

Manual method using pop3

  1. On your phone, launch the stock Email app.
  2. If this is your first time using the Email app, you should see the Set up email screen. If you already have one or more email accounts configured, press Option key > Settings > + sign to get to the same Set up email screen.
  3. On the Set up email screen, enter your AOL email and password, and then tap Manual setup.
  4. When you’re asked to select the type of account, tap POP3 account.
  5. The Incoming server settings are:
    1. User name: (yourusername@aol.com)
    2. Password: (yourpassword)
    3. POP3 server:pop.aol.com
    4. Security type: SSL
    5. Port: 995
    6. Delete email from server: Never
  6.  The Outgoing server settings are:
    1. SMTP server: smtp.aol.com
    2. Security type: SSL
    3. Port: 455
    4. Check “Require sign-in”
    5. Username: (yourusername@aol.com)
    6. Password: (yourpassword)
  7. After successfully authenticate the incoming and outgoing servers, follow the rest of the on screen instructions to complete the setup.

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