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Access AOL email via IMAP in mail clients
Authored by: iGnome on Apr 11, '04 02:19:06PM

Currently, AOL's SMTP server doesn't work with Mail.app because AOL's server is not using PLAIN authentication when Mail.app wants to use LOGIN authentication. There's a topic going on this on USENET, see http://tinyurl.com/3hkqf.

I've called AOL Beta Support at 877-320-4732 and reported this as an official bug, and I'd encourage anyone else to do so if they're an AOL Beta Tester.

Not an AOL Beta Tester? Just sign up, it doesn't cost anything. Or call AOL Mac Support at 888-265-8007 and report it as a bug.

For now, you can use Entourage, Mozilla, Outlook, or Eudora. Or AOL Communicator. But not mail.app. Sad, really. :-)



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