E-Mail Setup Question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by makaveli, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. makaveli macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2003
    Hey, I just got a new ibook G4 a couple of days ago and I would like to setup my mail. Is there a way to set it up so it retrieves my AOL mail? Please tell me how to set it up in the settings, because I dont know what to enter in certain areas. Thanks in advance.
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    Afraid not. AOL is proprietary, and i do not believe they allow access to their mail servers outside of the AOL application. Word of advice, you should really get away from AOL, they're considered to be one of the worst ISP's in existence. Go for a standard ISP that gives you internet connection, and POP3 accounts that Mail (or any other mail application) could use... Usually local ISPs work the best.

  3. makaveli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2003
    Thanx for the info. I work for Time Warner so I get AOL for free, pretty lucky huh? Haha I will just open a yahoo mail account or something like that. Hopefully that will work. Thanx again for the info.
  4. Noiseboy macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lurking nearby.
    Actually, and I may be wrong, but I don't think you can use Yahoo mail with OSX Mail either.
    The only reason I keep AOL is to get online when I'm away from home. Maybe you should get a .Mac account and thus a Mac.com email address and just use AOL to actually get online.


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