How To Fix AOL.IMAP.COM Not Responding Problem?

When you try to configure your AOL account on the phone or any other party application like- outlook, mail app, etc., but you get the IMAP is not responding, message all the time.

Suppose you have setup the account on iphone, but when you open the mail app, then you get this kind of error message in the revert.

In this position, you won’t be able to get the emails on your AOL account until you fix the difficulty.

So here is the guide to fix the imap not working on aol mail problem issue, Please use the techniques given below to fix the issue.

Why is AOL.IMap.Com Not responding On iPhone?

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  1. Incoming address or port no. is incorrect.
  2. Two step security is enabled on the account.
  3. You have entered the wrong AOL password on the mail application.
  4. Internet connection related issue on the device.
  5. Auto syncing is not enabled.

Basic Guide to fix imap aol com not working problem- 

  1. Close the mail application on your device,
  2. Now restart your device and reopen the mail application.
  3. Clear the mail app’s cache files.
  4. Review the information related to the incoming server port no, authentication type etc.
  5. Please remove the account and configure it using the latest account details.

How Do I fix AOL Imap not responding issue- 

So  know the reason for why is imap.aol not responding issue ? Now let us move forward to get out from the imap issues on the mail application.

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Update the account details- 

When  AOL IMAP is not responding error message pops’ up on the screen, you should inspect the account configuration settings,

You may have entered the invalid incoming address for the IMAP server. Due to which, It is not working on the iphone.

So you should enter the following information in the incoming server address details.

Server address– imap.aol.com

Port no– 587

Authentication type– SSL

Check the username and password- 

If you have updated the incoming server information, yet IMAP is still not working for your AOL account. You should examine the AOL login details.

There are high chances of incorrect login credentials, That’s why IMAP is unable to sync to the mail server.

You should upgrade the login details on the mail (outlook, apple/ windows mail) application. If you can’t remember your AOL password, you may go ahead and create an AOL password.

Update the Auto Sync Settings – 

Sometimes, IMAP on aol mail not working on iphone because of the auto sync issue. probably, the auto sync has been disabled. Due to which, Mailbox can’t sync.

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Click on the accounts & passwords.
  3. Select on the aol mail account.
  4. Choose the fetch account and then enabled it.
  5. Now press the apply and save settings button.

Disable the security programs- 

Sometimes, you can have aol mail IMAP not responding pop up due to the security apps.  when your security programs are blocking the incoming port.

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It won’t be eligible to sync or update the data on the aol mail server. as a result, you will go to the AOL email login problems or imap.aol.com not responding to error.

So it would be best if you turn off the security software for several minutes, and then retry to sync with the AOL account again.

Reconfigure the AOL account- 

If you have already changed the imap and smtp settings, still the IMAP is still not working on AOL mail. You should eliminate the account from the mail application and configure your AOL mail account with valid information.

Use AOL Official app – 

right after making the changes into the account, if your imap on aol is not working, you may replace the app with the aol mail official app. now retry to login your account.

Related Questions :

Why is imap.aol.com not working on the iPad?

Let’s remove the AOL account from the ipad, and configure it using the auto settings. The mail app should sync to the account now.

Why is aol mail not working on iphone? 

This might be happening because of account or exchange server settings issue. for more details, you should visit: why is my aol mail not working on iphone? 

why are my emails missing from the iphone but available in the computer?

There might be several reasons for that, you can visit: how to recover deleted emails on the aol account for more details. 

11 thoughts to “How To Fix AOL.IMAP.COM Not Responding Problem?”

  1. What to do when imap aol is not working on the outlook & Iphone anymore. It kept showing me the imap error on the phone.

  2. What should I Do when AOL Mail is not working on the iphone or computer anymore. Is there any chance to fix that error?

  3. My aol mail won’t open on the Outlook 2019 because of the imap aol not working error. Each time, I launch the outlook application, it shows me the imap popup screen, which keeps asking for the login details. even if I enter the correct details. It won’t work for me. That’s crazy.

  4. My verizon/aol mail is showing the imap error on the Outlook application while it is working perfectly fine on the iphone and iPad.

  5. Why is imap.aol.com not responding on the iphone 12 max pro. Each time, I try to open the aol mail account. it shows me can’t connect to the imap server error. can you tell me how to fix that error.

  6. My AOL mail was blocking the access from the iphone. that’s why it kept showing me the imap error. So I went to the aol mailbox and turned on the aol server. Now it is working fine.

  7. I was unable to access the verizon aol because of the imap error. After reading your blog, I figured out that the problem with the Encryption type. I had not turned on the SSL encryption. that’s why my outlook mail was not connecting to the aol verizon mail.
    So I changed the aol mail server. Now It is working perfectly fine.

  8. My AOL mail is not working on the outlook 2019. When I open the aol mail account. it shows me the incorrect username/password error along with the imap aol com not responding window.

  9. why is my aol verizon mail not working on the phones and tablets. It keeps showing me the authentication error along with the IMAP error. Can you tell me how to fix that error.

  10. Why is imap.aol.com not working on the iPad? Even though, I have entered the valid aol mail password but still it keeps asking for the login details again.

  11. Why am I getting the Imap.aol.com not responding error on the iPad. Each time, I Open up my account, it keeps showing me the imap error popup window along with the password box.

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