How to add your AOL Mail Account to Thunderbird using IMAP

To set up your Thunderbird client to work with AOL:

  • Open Thunderbird and type your name, Email address and password
  • Click Continue

Tick the check box on IMAP(remote folders) and click on Manual config

Now we need to manually enter in our settings similar to the following. Under the Server hostname section verify the following.

  • Incoming : imap.aol.com / Port : Either 993 (SSL) or 143
  • Outgoing : smtp.aol.com / Port : 587 (TLS)
  • Click Re-test
  • If you’ve entered everything in correctly, task will be completed successfully and you can click on Create Account
  • Now you can check your AOL mails from Thunderbird clicking on Read Messages

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages

How to Delete Mail From a Mozilla Thunderbird?

  • Launch Thunderbird Email
  • Once in Thunderbird, you can delete attachments by right-clicking on the attachment icon that appears at the bottom of a message containing an attachment.
  • One of the right-click options will say “Delete….” After you’ve deleted the attachment, the appearance of the attachment icon will change, and the description will now say “Deleted: .”

We recommend performing the attachment deletion from the preview pane. That is, rather than double clicking a message to view it in its own window, just click on the message *once* so that you can see a preview of the message and its attachment icon in the lower right pane. Then right-click on the attachment icon that’s visible in there and choose the Delete… function. For some reason, using this function in the preview pane seems to cause less confusion.

Also, that Thunderbird has the ability to let you sort messages by size. Taking advantage of this feature would help you find the messages with the largest attachments first, so you’d get the most bang for your buck.

  • Right Click on the document icon on the bottom of the screen

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages

  • After you delete the attachment, it will show as DELETED
  • One thing to note is that when you do this, it changes the date of the message, so it will then appear as if it came in today

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages

Why Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail?

I really miss all my emails in one place and would like to have it in on place to work . I’ve checked with AOL which is lost and have given up responding to me . I supposed they would like to have me online so that I will be forced to watch their ads constantly which is one of the reason I like receiving email through Thunderbird. Why Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail?

It has a snapshot of some settings for an AOL IMAP account using port 993 and SSL/TLS. I suggest you double check your settings on it. Your username is supposed to be the full email address, Are you able to send mail using your AOL account? It’s useful to know how widespread the problem is when troubleshooting. Did you sign up with AOL originally or were you migrated from Verizon to AOL last year?

Add AOL mail account to Thunderbird using IMAP

Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail

  • Open Thunderbird and type your name, Email address, and password
  • Click Continue
  • Click the checkbox on IMAP and click on Manual config

Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail

  • Now we need to manually enter in the settings same as following methods. Under the Server, hostname section verifies the following steps.

Incoming : imap.aol.com / Port : Either 993 (SSL) or 143

Outgoing : smtp.aol.com / Port : 587 (TLS)

  • Click the Re-test

Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail

If you have entered everything is correct, the task will be completed successfully and now you can Create an Account

Now you can check your AOL emails from Thunderbird clicking on Reading messages

Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail

Thunderbird Suddenly Not Getting AOL Mail

Set your sent folder properly

  • Thunderbird > Tools > Account Settings > Copies & Folders then, set a Place to copy into Sent Items on the mail server.
  • Now Restart Thunderbird.