IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.


Add Your AOL Mail Account to Postbox Using IMAP

To set up your Postbox to work with AOL:

  • Enable IMAP in AOL
  1. When you first launch Postbox, it should take you to the New Account Setup page. If it does not, or you are adding an additional account, click on File > New >Mail Account
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  • Provide your Name and Email address, then click Manual Setup
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  • Enter your server information,
  • Incoming Server Name :
  • Type : IMAP
  • Port : 993 or 143
  • Security : SSL/TLS
  • Outgoing Server Name :
  • Port : 587
  • Security : SSL/TLS
  • Then click on Finish
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  • Type your password and press OK
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  • Now you can check your AOL account using Postbox
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