Breaking up with AOL


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 12, 2006
N'Albany, Indiana
I haven't used AOL's internet service for a year but it's email still has me. IMAP has been workin out for me with Mail but my emails keep dissapearing after a certain amount of days/emails because AOL loves to delete my old mail for "my convenience". Very annoying!!! AOL doesn't give me an option of forwarding to another email service either! So this is a letter I wrote to AOL concerning these issues:

GET OUT OF MY LIFE!!!! AOL, it's over. I tried to be freinds with you, but your still acting like we're together!!! Get over it. Whether you like it or not, throughout year I have been using you!! I have abused your system. Why don't you let me go peacefully? Let me see other people without giving me tons of **** and taking stuff away from me! I'm saying my final goodbyes. I will not answer your emails asking where I have gone and why I have left. I have told you everything you need to know. It's time to move on. I have, how about you?

No regrets,

P.S. I had sex with your sister last night.

I'm sure they completely understood what I was trying to say.

Now. How do I detach? I have painstakingly changed all my e-mails to GMail but there's always a few people who still don't know i have switched.

Is there a way to forward my AOL mail to GMail?


Moderator emeritus
Apr 27, 2005
San Francisco, CA

Just check your AOL email manually until everyone has your new address. You can keep your AOL screen name for free, so you won't be loosing any money.


macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
All you have to do is to create new folder(s) in Mail. Either manually or by rule, move your AOL messages to the new folder(s). They will not then be deleted.


macrumors regular
Feb 17, 2006
Coral Springs
Yeah, I use to check my AOL account.......

* (port 143)
* (port 587)

try those for the incoming/outgoing.....