Enabling IMAP in AOL mail

Enabling IMAP in AOL mail allows you to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) to sync your AOL Mail into aNinja app.

Overview of IMAP protocol

IMAP allows us to sync aNinja and your account to keep the information in both places identical. This means that anything you do with messages or folders in your account at mail.aol.com will also occur in the app (and vice versa).

Below are the IMAP server settings you’ll need to use for AOL Mail and links to common email app setup instructions.

Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com

Outgoing mail server (STMP): stmp.aol.com

Enabling IMAP in AOL mail

Please follow these steps to enable IMAP in AOL mail:

Check that IMAP is turned on
  1. Sign in to your AOL account information page.
  2. Click Account Security
  3. Turn on “Allow apps that use less secure sign in”
IMAP/SMTP password in AOL mail

Follow these steps only if you have 2-Step-Verification enabled.

  1. Go to the Account security page.
  2. If prompted, sign in to your account.
  3. Click Generate App Password
  4. Then, click Genetate
  5. Use the generated password which is being displayed both in IMAP and SMTP section, in your email account settings in Hotter.

Generating an App password for Office365

In this article, we show you how generating an App password for Office365 can be done.

Generating an App Password

  • Login to https://login.live.com
  • Then, go to “Advanced Security Options
  • Here, make sure you enable “Two-Step verification” under Additional Security.
  • Once you’ve completed step 3, then, you’ll see an “App passwords section” on the Additional security page at the bottom. This allows you to create a new app password.

Enabling App Passwords at your Office365 Organization level

Enabling the App password for Office365 is giving permission to an app to access your Office365 account. After you generate an app password, enable it at your Office365 Organization level.

If you can’t see app passwords at your user level, so, they might be disabled at your office365 organization level.

However, your administrator can expose them following these steps:

  • Go to https://admin.microsoft.com/
  • Then, go to Users > Active Users
  • And, choose “Multi-factor Authentication” in table options (above the table of users)
  • Lastly, choose “Service Settings” (in top menu) and choose “Allow users to create app passwords“.

Changing your Office 365 app password

  • Click My Account.
  • Then, hit Security and Privacy menu to the left or the Manage Security and Privacy link on the main area of the page.
  • Choose Additional Security Verification.
  • And click Create and manage app passwords.
  • Lastly, create yourself an additional app password and give it a description.

Need help with generating an App password for Office365? Please leave us an email at support@aninja.com. We will happily assist you!