In another post, I detailed how to set up an AOL email account on the iPhone using default IMAP access. This was a very simple process and requiring minimal inputs from your end. Now you’ll get to know how to configure AOL email on iPhone using POP3, possibly a more popular email protocol.
So which one is better? Frankly, it depends on how you plan to use AOL email. IMAP synchronizes message folders on the server with those on your device and any email client on a computer. POP3, on the other hand, lets you preserve a copy of the email on the AOL server even when you delete it from the iPhone or the computer. To know more, read the differences between POP and IMAP.
Configuring the AOL email on iPhone using POP3 is quite simple, though not as straightforward as IMAP. You need to provide the AOL incoming and outgoing server information (mentioned below) with the basic login details.
AOL provides unlimited storage space for all free email accounts. This means you never have to delete messages. Using POP3 to configure AOL email on the iPhone offers the benefit of preserving a copy of the message on the server. Thus, even when you delete the email from an iPhone or a computer (set up AOL email on a computer using POP), you can specify to leave a copy of the email on the server which is always available from any machine via webmail!
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