How to Migrate Verizon Email Account to AOL Mail
Verizon took over AOL in June 2015. Since the takeover, Verizon has slowly and gradually switched their email accounts (ending in @verizon.net) over to AOL, requiring Verizon customers in some regions to use mail.aol.com as their email portal. Verizon has now announced that they are switching out from email business completely and will migrate or close all current @verizon.net email accounts in next few weeks of few months.
All current Verizon customers looking to keep their existing @verizon.net email address will have to switch to AOL mail. All these customers will get the option to keep their current @verizon.net address as login email for AOL account. All current Verizon email users will be notified through a personalized email soon and the customers who have not requested migration to AOL will have their email accounts closed.
Verizon customers switching to AOL mail might face few issues while they set up their email account for the first time. They can take benefit of online AOL Tech Support provides for quick and proper set up of their AOL mail. Setting UP AOL is although easy, but it may require some technical expertise. So the best thing is to contact AOL Tech Support and get it installed with proper configuration else the users may get issues with incoming and outgoing of e-mails.
Verizon customers moving to AOL mail can use the below steps while configuring AOL account:
Desktop Email Applications
Instructions to Configure Verizon migrated AOL account in Outlook:
- Launch Outlook.
- Click the File menu from the top.
- Click on Add Account button.
- Now select Manual setup or additional server types radio button and click Next.
- Select the POP or IMAPradio button from the bottom of the box and click Next.
- On this window, make the following settings:
- Your Name: Enter your name in the way you want it to appear to your email recipients.
- Email Address: The complete email address/alias that you used during the Verizon to AOL mail migration process.
- Account Type: Select IMAPoption from the drop-down menu.
- Incoming mail server:aol.com
- Outgoing mail server:aol.com
- User Name: Username will be the full email address/alias that you used during the Verizon to AOL mail migration process.
- Password: The password will be same that you set up during Verizon to AOL mail migration process.
- Once you have completed the settings, check the Remember password box and then click the More Settings
- Once a new window will open, click on Outgoing Server button and check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication box
Note: Please ensure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server radio button is selected in the same way we have mentioned below.
- Now click on Advanced tab and do these following settings:
- Incoming server (IMAP): Set port number to 143.
- Outgoing server (SMTP): Set port number to 587.
- Now Click OK.
- Now Click Next on the following window and then Outlook with test your settings
- Click the Close button when Outlook completes testing your settings.
- Try sending yourself an email to confirm that the settings are correct and your email works perfectly.
Mac (Apple) Mail
Follow the instructions mentioned here to setup your Verizon migrated AOL mail account in Mac (Apple) Mail:
- Launch Mail.
- If you are adding an account in mail for the first time, you will get the option to select a provider. Select the AOL and continue.
- Enter details. Please ensure that you are using complete email address/alias that you selected during the migration process, along with @verizon.net.
- Ensure that Mail is checked and click on Done.
- Wait for emails to load.
- Voila…!! That’s it! You can now use your AOL Mail account in Mac (Apple) Mail.
Instructions for setting up Verizon migrated AOL Mail account in Windows Live Mail:
- Start Windows Live Mail.
- Click the Accounts button and after that click Email.
- Enter the information as mentioned on the screen. Please ensure that you enter complete l email address/alias that you selected during the Verizon to AOL Mail migration process along with @verizon.net. Select the manually configure server settings box and click Next.
- Enter the same setting mentioned in the image down here.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure to enter full email address/alias that you selected during the Verizon to AOL Mail migration process in the Logon user name field along with @verizon.net.
- ClickNext once you have completed the settings.
- Click Finish
- So now you can start using your newly configured AOL account in Windows Live Mail.
Mobile Email Applications
iPhone / iPad (iOS) Mail
Instruction to set up Verizon migrated AOL account iniOS Mail:
- On home select the Settings icon.
- Select Main Menu
- Select Accounts.
- Now select Add Account.
- Select AOL.
- Enter your name, complete and correct email address/alias, and password which is selected by you while migrating from Verizon to AOL mail.
- Click Next and follow the on-screen prompts.
- You are set!!
- Click on the Settings
- Scroll down and select Accounts button.
- Tap Add account button
- Click Personal (IMAP).
- Enter full email address/alias which was selected by you during the migration process from Verizon to AOL mail and then clicks on MANUAL SETUP.
- Selecting the Personal (IMAP)radio button by clicking on it and then click Next.
- Enter the password created by you during the Verizon to AOL Mail migration process and tap Next.
- Enter the settings and then select Next:
- Security type: Please ensure this is set to STARTTLS.
- Enter the settings mentioned below and then select Next:
- SMTP Server:aol.com
- Security type: Please ensure this is set to STARTTLS.
- Select the boxes according to as per your preferences and then select Next.
- Enter the Account name and your name and then click Next.
- You are all set!!
In case if you still get any technical issue with your AOL mail account, you can contact AOL Customer Service Number or any third Party AOL Support Number to get quick AOL help. I recommend contacting AOL helpline number (+1) 844-502-0074 as they are the best I have ever experienced.