configuring for AOL



I have followed these instructions for vista windows mail , but have no
luck. It doesn't recognize name/password

To create a new e-mail account in Outlook Express

1.. Sign on to AOL.
2.. Open Outlook Express. (If Outlook Express is not your default mail
client, you may be prompted to specify whether you want to use it as the
default by clicking OK).
3.. From the Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts.
4.. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add and then click Mail.
5.. In the Internet Connection Wizard, in the Display name field, enter
your name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing e-mail messages.
6.. Click Next.
7.. In the E-mail address field, enter your full e-mail address, e.g.,
(e-mail address removed).
8.. Click Next.
9.. On the E-mail Server Names screen, select IMAP from the drop-down
10.. In the Incoming mail server field, enter:
11.. In the Outgoing mail server field, enter:
12.. Click Next.
13.. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter your AOL screen name in the
Account name field.
14.. Enter the password for your AOL account in the Password field.
15.. If you want Outlook Express to save your password, leave the Remember
password check box selected.
16.. Click Next.
17.. Click Finish.
To configure your Outlook Express e-mail account

1.. When you are returned to the Internet Accounts dialog box, click the
Mail tab. (If the Internet Accounts dialog box is not open, click the Tools
menu and then click Accounts).
2.. Select your AOL IMAP account.
3.. Click Properties.
4.. In the Properties dialog box, click the Servers tab.
5.. In the Outgoing Mail Server section, click the My server requires
authentication check box.
6.. Click Apply.
7.. Click the Advanced tab.
8.. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP): field, change the number that displays to
9.. Click Apply.
10.. Click the IMAP tab.
11.. In the Special Folders section, click the Store special folders on
IMAP server check box to deselect it.
12.. Click Apply.
13.. Click OK.
14.. Click Close.


RE : name/password
Avoid using symbols, i.e. " / " will not be accepted in my computer as file
Don't get fancy, just plain old-fashioned letters.

Gary VanderMolen

A likely reason for the username/password failing is account corruption.
One thing you should try as a possible quick fix is to delete that corrupted
mail account, restart Windows Mail, then recreate that account.

If that doesn't fix it, more drastic measures will have to be taken.
Which antivirus are you running?
As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus must be turned off,
although that may not be sufficient to eliminate all bad effects.
In a worst case scenario, your antivirus may need to be uninstalled.

If turning off the email scanning function does not resolve your problem,
consider upgrading to Windows Live Mail, because it is less prone to
suffering bad effects from overly aggressive antivirus programs.

Email scanning in any antivirus must be disabled, for reasons
explained here:

Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)

Brynk said:


Does the username/password work when you try it at ?

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