Access your Aim.com (AOL Mail) email with IMAP
1. What’s the difference between IMAP and SMTP?
The short explanation is that IMAP connects to your email provider’s server and receives email, whereas SMTP connects to other servers and sends mail.
IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) requests that your email provider save all of your messages and folders on their servers. Because everything is constantly stored on their server, you will be able to logon to your email account and view anything you’ve received whether you’re using an email client or webmail.
The STMP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) protocol is used to send emails from your account to other addresses. It allows your email client to connect to your provider’s server and send outgoing mail, particularly to other servers.
2. Does Mailbird Support IMAP? / Does Mailbird Support POP3?
Yes. To connect to most email providers, Mailbird uses IMAP or POP3. When you enter your email address, Mailbird’s technology can instantly determine the server settings.
If it is unable to detect the settings, you can manually configure your email by inputting the information provided by your provider for their server settings, such as the IMAP or POP3 Port and IMAP or POP3 Security.
You’ll also need to enter the username and password that your email provider issued to you.
3. What does “port” mean in my email settings?
The “port” can be compared to an address number. The port identifies the application running on the computer in the same manner that an IP address identifies its location.
There are a few typical port numbers; while configuring your email server for Mailbird, always follow the suggested values.
4. How do I know if I need POP3 or IMAP?
Select IMAP if saving space on your desktop is important to you, or if you’re concerned about email backups. This implies that your emails will be saved on your email provider’s server.
POP3 will retrieve and save your emails locally before deleting them from the server. This will free up space on your server, but the emails will be unavailable online if your local storage fails. POP3 is a suitable choice if you are only interested in having a local copy of your files.
5. Can I set up Mailbird for Mac?
Mailbird for Mac is coming soon! Mailbird is currently unavailable for our Apple-using pals. If you want to stay up to date on Mailbird for Mac, sign up for our newsletter.
6. How can I import my old emails?
If your old emails are still in your account, they will be imported automatically. The IMAP protocol syncs your emails and folders with the email server, allowing you to handle them from any device linked to your account.
You will have immediate access to your emails after adding your Aim.com account to Mailbird; no further action is necessary.
Note: Because of IMAP protocols, it will not be possible to import emails from your local server.
7. How can I manually set up Aim.com on Mailbird?
8. How does Mailbird protect my privacy?
As of May 25, 2018, our Privacy Policies and Terms of Service are fully compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Mailbird will never be able to read any of your personal data. Emails, attachments, and account passwords are all included. All sensitive data is never shared with Mailbird or anyone else because it is a local client on your PC.
You can check or opt out of the information we have about you and your account at any time by contacting us directly. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.