Windows Mail Not Syncing With AOL - SOLVED

Like other email service providers, such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, you can set up and access your AOL mail account on any email client, including Windows Mail. The email account setup process in Windows mail is a straightforward method to perform. However, some users face problems while syncing their accounts with Windows Mail. Mainly, this problem is faced by many users after upgrading their computer to the latest version of Windows.

If your Windows Mail not syncing with AOL, try the simple and quick troubleshooting methods given below to fix it.

Method 1: Turn Off The “two-step Verification” Feature

  • Step 1:Sign in to your AOL account.
  • Step 2:Go to the Options menu.
  • Step 3:Select Account Info > Account Security.
  • Step 4:Now, click the toggle button beside the “Phone Number” option.
  • Step 5:If prompted, click Yes.
  • Step 6:Now, try to sync your AOL account with Windows Mail.

Method 2: Generating And Using An App-specific Password

  • Step 1:Open the Options menu in your AOL account.
  • Step 2:Select the Account Info option followed by Account Security.
  • Step 3:This time, click on the Generate App Password command.
  • Step 4:Now, a page prompting you to create the app password will open.
  • Step 5:From the “Select your app” drop-down menu, select Other app and type Windows Mail in the given field.
  • Step 6:Click the Generate button beside the drop-down menu.
  • Step 7:Now, the app password for Windows Mail will be displayed on the screen; note it down and click the Done button on the same screen.
  • Step 8:Launch the Windows Mail app on your computer.
  • Step 9:Configure your AOL account and try to sync it with Windows Mail.
  • Step 10:Type the app password when prompted.

Try the next method given below if your AOL mail not syncing with Windows Mail app again.

Method 3: Re-sign into Your AOL Account

  • Step 1:Open the Windows Mail application if it is closed.
  • Step 2:Select and right-click on your AOL mail account.
  • Step 3:Click the Account Settings option followed by Delete account.
  • Step 4:On the “Delete this account?” screen, click Delete.
  • Step 5:Return to the main screen of the Windows Mail application and click the Gear icon.
  • Step 6:Select Manage accounts > Add account > Other account.
  • Step 7:Now, a dialog box titled “Add an account” will open.
  • Step 8:Type your AOL mail account’s email address, user name, and password in the given fields.
  • Step 9:After entering the asked details, click the Sign in button.
  • Step 10:Now, try to sync your account.

If it fails, try the next method to fix Windows mail not syncing with AOL.

Method 4: Modifying The Sync Settings

  • Step 1:Open the Account Settings screen of your AOL account on the Mail application.
  • Step 2:Click Change mailbox sync settings.
  • Step 3:Check whether the Email option is enabled under the Sync Options section. If not, enable it by clicking the toggle button below it.
  • Step 4:After enabling it, click “Incoming and outgoing mail server info.”
  • Step 5:Enter your account's Incoming and Outgoing mail server settings correctly in the given fields and select all the mail settings.
  • Step 6:Finally, click Done.

Method 5: Disabling The Proxy Settings

  • Step 1:Open the Network & Internet screen on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Step 2:Click the Proxy option.
  • Step 3:Set the “Use a proxy server” setting to Off.
  • Step 4:Now, try to sync your AOL mail account with Windows Mail.

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