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Imap / smtp settings for verizon / AOL


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#1 bruinator

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

What are the settings used to set up my android phone? AOL / Verizon support cant get it right.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:31 AM

Verizon has been out of the e-mail business for several years now and AOL did take over to allow you to use your Verizon address if you did so way back when.

 

There are scads of pages that tell you how to configure the AOL Verizon e-mail on virtually any e-mail client you can name:

 

Verizon e-mail retirement announcement page

 

AOL Mail for Verizon Customers

 

How do I manually configure the settings in email applications to send and receive my Verizon.net mail?

 

How you get to the account settings will depend on what e-mail client you've elected to use on Android.  If it's not Gmail or one of the common ones then check the support pages for the client in question.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

Someone who finally know what they are doing. Manually config worked. In that link, do both methods work ie.. pop3 and imap. Between CSR's and Supervisors from both Verizon and AOL, they were giving me combinations of both, one was telling me to use POP3, another telling me use IMAP. They also were giving me the wrong server address and so on. If i looked at your response it would of saved me 1.5 hours of there idiot support.

 

Thx Brian. Much appreciated.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:19 PM

If one has the option I cannot think of a single earthly reason why one would chose POP3 if the choice of IMAP is available.

 

IMAP not only allows you to access your e-mail and keep it automatically synchronized across multiple devices but all of your e-mail is stored on the server side (although copies of the latest messages are also downloaded to your machine and kept for a set period of time before being cleaned up there - they're re-downloaded if you need them at some far later time).  No one's home backup protocol can come close to what's done in the professional data centers used by every major e-mail provider I can name.   In addition, when you decide to chuck your current computer for your next computer with IMAP you just set up the account again and it's as though you were just on your old one after the initial synchronization completes.

 

I have, on many more occasions than one, made the following observation:  "Technical support is often neither."


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:13 PM


I have, on many more occasions than one, made the following observation:  "Technical support is often neither."

Touche, you made me pee my pants on the quoted statement. LOL thx again Brian.






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