AOL email..proprietory?

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  1. Anthony_H

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    I finally got sick of seeing my girlfriend's email being sent through the lousy AOL software package.. so I wanted to upgrade to Microsoft Outlook. In the set up prompts for Outlook..they proompted for the servers for inbound and outbound..which I didnt know. I called up AOL.. "AOL email is proprietory.." What? Nobody who has AOL as an ISP is unable to run their email through Outlook? Any have that sever info or is this true?
     
  2. Greg_Y

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    From the AOL Help page:
     
  3. Derek Williams

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    aol mail only works with aol software or netscape after aol bought them.
     
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    Does AOL let you forward your mail to a different account? You could just set her up with a totally seperate POP3 account and forward it all to there.

    I can't check my school email via POP3 unless I VPN in, so I just forward it all to another account and check that.

    I think Yahoo even provides POP3 access on there free accounts (?)
     
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  7. Denward

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    You can use Outlook to pull your free Yahoo mail off of their POP server
     
  8. MikeM

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    Actually, on the Mac side of things, you can use the now-defunct Claris Emailer to fully read all of your AOL mail as well. I haven't used emailer (actually called "[email protected]") for years, but I know it used to work with AOL just fine.
     
  9. Michael*K

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    Claris E-Mailer is still compatible with AOL on the Mac side. Of course, anyone using a Mac can set up Mac.com e-mail accounts that fully support POP3 and are accessible through any e-mail client.

    And Yahoo! does not allow POP3 access. As someone mentioned before, they only allow your other POP3 accounts to be directed into them.
     
  10. Denward

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    Here is an excerpt from Yahoo Mail help:
     
  11. Greg_Y

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    Denward, thanks for clearing that up. I knew I had read that before (it was when I cancelled the Yahoo! Delivers service), but couldn't remember how it all worked.
     

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