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Postby Elena » Thu 24 Jul, 2008 12:24 am

Help I can not send any Emails from AOL. how can I delete the AOL Email Challenge.
not very computer smart so need simple terms and most likely step by step how to.
kindly help me going crazy trying to figure it out.
Thank you
Elena

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Postby PaulD » Thu 24 Jul, 2008 1:03 pm

Hello, Elena.
There was a thread on this problem a couple of years ago. One reply there referred to another thread, which contained the AOL solution, along with some additional links of interest. But, the last post there indicated a relapse.

Suggestion:
Give the AOL solution a chance. If it fails or relapses, go to another method of emails. There has been much dissatisfaction with AOL over the last few years.
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Postby Fulvio » Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:32 am

My AOL is installed as an imap server. This has to do only with receiving mail. The setup is: imap.aol.com, port 143.
As for sending, AOL has used, for years, smtp.aol.com, port 587 (authenticated). This is an annoying process, used by other ISPs, like comcast, which is supposed to reduce spam sent by their users, but it does nothing to prevent the reception of spam from outside. It is a ridiculous method, which has inconvenienced many users. This has led me to my breaking away from AOL.
I have Cox, which, at least here, does not require authentication, but has strong spam controls. I receive only a few spam messages, with five addresses, per month. Hundreds are sent, but they are blocked at the server level.
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Re: email challenge

Postby Fulvio » Wed 20 Oct, 2010 8:15 pm

I get my AOL mail as an IMAP server, and send with my IP SMTP, in Thunderbird. It may not work with every one, but it is very simple. One can also get the ALOT toolbar which allows access to several webmails, although I know nothing about it.
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