It takes less than 2 minutes to set up AOL email on your iPhone. By default, the account is added using the IMAP email protocol and this is what will be detailed here. You can also use POP3 to configure AOL email on the iPhone; the details of which can be found in another post. FYI, all AOL email accounts are both IMAP and POP3 enabled.
Setting up AOL using IMAP enables your iPhone to be in sync with the online account. This is a good option if you’re one of those meticulous types who want everything thoroughly organized and exactly the same… we all have our idiosyncrasies, don’t we?
This was the default set up of an AOL email account on the iPhone and is definitely simpler than POP3 (Post Office Protocol) configuration. The cellphone uses IMAP to connect to the server which download the messages and keeps the account on the device synchronized with the online server.
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