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aol email and the droid?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by ebean, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. ebean
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    i know that there are some super-techs here - basic question. is there an application that i can use to get my aol email - and not use gmail? i know...it's a google phone. don't want to use gmail. have my work email already pushed to my aol. i appreciate the answer - good or bad. it's a deal breaker for me.
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    with embarassment, bumping my own post in hopes of an answer. :blink:
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    Sorry, i thought someone with alittle more knowledge on such a subject might have posted by now. Looking through a few sites, it appears you can set up mail to access it through POP3, so if that's the case you should be able to set it up on the android, if i'm not mistaken.
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    ohhhhkay! i answered my own question. i was panicking last night. i just called technical support at verizon and had a long talk with a tech who walked me through with a droid in her hand.
    here's the summary of what she said:

    i have to have a gmail account - which i do but do not use for email. i will stay signed into it - which is ok because i'm going to use companionlink to sync my home outlook with google calendar.
    once signed in, there is an icon to set up email accounts. you put in your aol address, your password and hit next and it will set it up for you. she said that it will push my aol email in and i don't have to filter it through my gmail. she also said that it supports 'unlimited email' accounts.

    i hope that helps someone else besides me.
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    yeah, thanks for posting that up! i'm with New2U thinking that someone else might know the answer... never be afraid to bump a question!
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    Hi inundated, welcome to the forums, and for pointing that out. I knew it supported POP3, just wasn't sure about imap.
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    Thanks, New2u! And thank you for that great Apps list...nice menu for downloading on day one!

    I have a couple of straggling, formerly paid AOL accounts that I only hung onto when they made AOL E-mail free. I haven't used them in a long time, and they get almost no E-mail now, but they're hooked in via IMAP to my various Thunderbird 2.0 installations.
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    Yeah i have one AOL mail account still, but it's been so inundated with spam it's worthless now. It used to get over 400 spam messages a day. So I created more of a business email account on yahoo to reduce the clutter. Worked well for many years.
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    Sorry about that! It's not my fault!



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    It's worth noting that IMAP accounts are not push. You can set them to pull as often as every five minutes.
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    Yeah, only Gmail and Exchange would be push capable out of the box on the Droid, no?
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    That is correct.
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    thanks sqfreak...and i just confirmed via an email with the verizon tech i spoke to yesterday, that you can set the pull for the aol email to every 5 minutes. which works for me.
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    i have a quick question which involves this topic..if i were to have gmail set to receive my aol mail is there a way to do this that mail goes to both accounts not just gmail
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    If you mean "can I get GMail to leave a copy of the e-mail on AOL's POP server," the answer is yes. Otherwise, rephrase your question because I don't really understand it.
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    i mean i want to push my aol mail to gmail for the benefits of using it with the droid but when im on pc i have aim set to notify me of new mail so i want mail to go to aol and also to the mail for phone so gmail for phone aol for pc with the same email address
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    Just go into your AOl mail settings a "forward all" to your gmail. Set the server to leave a copy on the server. then your Pc will pick it up too
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    i dont see any forward settings in aol mail so i did it through gmail but i have one problem its not updating instantly like i get mail at aol but its not in my gmail i have to wait till they check and its not checking often

    Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:24 PM No mails fetched. Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:10 PM No mails fetched. Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:58 PM No mails fetched. Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:47 PM No mails fetched. Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:38 PM One mail fetched.
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    Hey all, first post...

    just got the Moto Droid, and i tried what the above posters said. i could not figure out how to set up my aol account. i have tried through both google and exchange.

    Thanks..
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