Is there a way to configure my AOL email account using POP? I am using a Windows 7 laptop.
Just like Gmail, free AOL email accounts are POP and IMAP enabled, which means both these email protocols can be used to download email to your Windows 7 computer. In this post I shall tell you how to configure your AOL email account on Windows Live Mail using POP3 (or simply POP).
Is it necessary to use Windows Live Mail? Of course not! Take your pick from the list of email programs. Just make sure it runs on Windows 7 operating system and supports POP3.
Thus, you can use Thunderbird, a free email client, from the same people who make Firefox. I prefer the email program of Windows 7, Windows Live Mail, because it has served me well for over 2 years without any major problems.
FYI, set up of AOL email account on Windows Live Mail is simpler with the IMAP protocol – refer that article for instructions. However, if POP3 is what you want, follow the steps below to download AOL email.
FYI, in addition to AOL, you can also configure other email accounts in Windows Live Mail.
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