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How to iPhone AIM Mail setup

How to Access AIM Mail in iPhone Mail App

You can very easily use AIM Mail to receive and send messages from your iPhone. However, lot of AIM Mail users may find it difficult to setup their email in the iPhone. The reason is that iPhone does not provide the direct option for adding AIM mail into its Mail app. However, you can easily configure AIM mail in iPhone under ‘AOL’ mail or under ‘other’ option. In this post, we have provided the different methods of configuring AIM mail in iPhone. If you find difficulty in automatic iPhone AIM mail setup, you can also try the manual method to do so. Keep on reading to learn both automatic and manual method of setting AIM Mail in iPhone.

How to Access AIM Mail in iPhone Mail App

The different ways in which the users can setup AIM Mail in iPhone are discussed in detail below.

Method 1:

Follow these instructions step-by-step to access AIM Mail in iPhone Mail app:

Step 1Open ‘settings’ in your device

Step 2Go to ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars’ and tap on ‘accounts’. Instead of Mail, Contacts and Calendars, you might see 'Passwords & Accounts' depending on your iOS version.

Step 3Now, click on ‘add account’ and select ‘AOL’.

Step 4Under ‘name’, provide you name or any text you would like to appear in the ‘from’ when you send an email.

Step 5In the next step, provide your AIM email address under ‘email’ and your password under ‘password’

Step 6Under ‘description’ provide any description you like.

Step 7Select ‘next’ and check that Mail is enabled under IMAP.

Step 8Click on ‘save’ to setup AIM mail in iPhone.

Note You can also enable other options such as Notes, archiving, etc while configuring AIM Mail in your iPhone

Method 2:

Another method to access AIM mail in iPhone, which is more or less same as the above (with very few exceptions), is explained below:

Step 1Go to ‘settings’ options in your iPhone.

Step 2Next, go to ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars’ or 'Passwords & Accounts' (as available), and tap on ‘accounts’.

Step 3Tap ‘add account’ and click on ‘other’

Step 4Under the ‘name’ header, enter your name or any text you would like to appear in the ‘from’ while sending an email

Step 5Provide your AIM email address under the ‘email’ section and your password under ‘password’ section

Step 6Provide any description you like under the ‘description’ tab

Step 7Now, select ‘next’ and make sure that Mail is enabled under IMAP

Step 8Click on ‘save’ to finish setting AIM mail in iPhone.

Method 3:

The above methods allow automatic setup of AIM mail in iPhone. However, in case you are not able to configure iPhone AIM mail using the automatic ways, you can try the manual process as given below:

Step 1: On your iPhone, tap on the ‘settings’ icon to open the device settings.

Step 2: Now go to ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars’ or 'Passwords & Accounts', whichever option appears on your screen.

Step 3: Select ‘add account’ and click on ‘other’.

Step 4: Provide you name or the name you want to appear in receiver’s email under the ‘name’ section.

Step 5: Now, under the address section provide your AIM email id and AIM email password under the password section.

Step 6: Type ‘AIM’ or other description which you want in the ‘description’ field.

Step 7: Under incoming mail server, select IMAP and enter the following:

  • Hostname: imap.aim.com
  • Username: Your AIM email username
  • Password: Your AIM email password

Step 8: Under outgoing mail server, enter the following:

  • Hostname: smtp.aim.com
  • Username: Your AIM email username
  • Password: Your AIM email password

Step 9: Click on ‘save’ and select your email address on the next screen.

Step 10: Now, go to outgoing mail server and select SMTP.

Step 11: Select smtp.aim.com under Main server and make sure it contains the following information:

  • SSL: none
  • ServerPort: 25

Step 12: Tap ‘done’ and go to the previous screen. Select ‘Advanced’ in the next step and make sure the following information is desplayed:

SSL: none

  • ServerPort: imap.aim.com

Step 13: Go back to the previous screen.

Step 14: Restart your device to finish the AIM mail setup.