AOL webmail is fantastic to check and send your emails directly on a browser; however, many users feel more comfortable with a mail client. To deliver messages using your AOL account and a mail application, however it’s necessary to set up AOL’s SMTP server: here’s how to do.
First of all open your client’s configuraton panel:
And enter the following AOL’s SMTP details:
- AOL SMTP server name: smtp.aol.com
- AOL SMTP username: your AOL address
- AOL SMTP password: your account password
- AOL SMTP port: 25 or 465
That’s it, you’re ready to send. Then you can choose your security and authentication options: for further information please check our article about SMTP configuration. (And of course you can use also AOL’s POP details to receive emails).
However, it must be underlined that using AOL’s SMTP server to send out a mass email with a newsletter software is not the best choice. In fact, AOL puts a certain limit to the number of people you can send the same email to (in order to deter spammers).
Sure, you can segment your list in smaller chunks, but that’s not very handy – and still you’ll have to face some inevitabile deliverability issues. In fact, free SMTP servers like AOL’s cannot guarantee a high delivery rate when it comes to send a large number of emails. In general, free outgoing servers like Gmail SMTP, Yahoo SMTP or Hotmail SMTP are not specifically designed for mass email sending.
So if you need to send a legitimate bulk email, it’s recommendable to opt for a professional outbound service like turboSMTP: with a small expense, completely suitable according to your mailing needs, you will be able to deliver unlimited emails with no worries.