tap the drop down menu "select your app" select "outlook desktop" tap "generate" highlight (or write it down) then right hand click and "copy" the code that appears (this code is now your outlook app password) go to the outlook mail app in the bottom left tap the "settings" cog tap "manage accounts" tap the account you are having trouble with
b) - Select <Show Profile> --> <Add> --> give the new profile a name (no need to remove the existing Outlook profile) c) - Configure your email account (s) *** if you have more then one, suggest configuring only the AOL account to see if it works. If it does, configure the other accounts normally from within Outlook.
https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/yahoo-aol-accounts-outlook/ It has to do with letting your email, while logged into your browser, access Outlook as an app instead of a normal log in. It will give you a code to use as a password instead of your actual log in password! Follow the link for a step-by-step.
Bonus: AOL mail not syncing with Outlook. Starting with Outlook 2016, no additional software or any kind of plugin is required in order to use AOL with Outlook. However, users reported sync issues between the two and this can happen due to changes in either the AOL or the Outlook service.
1 – Enable the option “Allow apps that use less secure sign in” in AOL Mail 2 – Add AOL Mail account in MS Outlook Enable Option “Allow apps that useless secure sign in” in AOL Security Open AOL Mail and Login with account credentials. Go to the ‘ AOL Profile ’ section, and then proceed to ‘Options’. Select the option ‘ Account Info ’.
Go to the far top left to Options>Account Info>Account Security>Scroll Down to Generate and Manage App Passwords>Select a name for ex. Outlook PC>Copy Password>Now Click Add Account in Outlook>Click Other Account Pop, IMAP>Enter AOL email>Enter Name>Lastly, Paste the Generated Password This should work. It worked for me.
Firstly, restart your computer before you open your AOL account or Outlook account. If you face any issue, try to use some other browser to open the email client. Clean and delete all the cache and cookies of Outlook and from your AOL mail. Turn off the pop-up blocking tools if enabled.
If you're having problems accessing AOL Mail through third-party applications, such as Outlook or Thunderbird, try troubleshooting with these suggestions to make sure your email works where and...