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How to Carry Out Switching from AOL to Gmail?

Now, AOL and Gmail are two giants in the email industry and both enjoy a large user base. People using the AOL service are not too happy with the AOL customer service. And, some of them want to switch to Gmail as their default email service provider. Now, you are free to choose whatever you want, but if you are the one who is looking to switch to Gmail from AOL, you’ve come to the right place.

In this detailed article, we are going to list of methods to switch to Gmail from the AOL mail.

How to Switch to AOL from Gmail

Well, everyone wants to use the services from Google and if you are one such person then you might have been giving it a thought of using their premier email service.

If such is the case, here is a list of ways you can switch to Gmail from the AOL mail.

Before Switching to Gmail from your AOL email account, you need to create a brand new Gmail account.

For that you need to:

  • Open Gmail page and click on Sign up
  • Fill out all the details and accept the terms
  • Now, that you’ve created the brand new Gmail account then you need to notify the people who are still sending the mail s to your old AOL address.

Here are a few methods for that.

Mail Fetcher

Use the mail fetcher in the Gmail account.

To do that you need to:

  • Go to Settings in Gmail
  • Open ‘Account and Imports tab’
  • Now you need to click on Add POP3 email account
  • Enter the email address in the desired box
  • Enter your user name and password
  • Check the boxes of using the SSL, leave a copy on the server, label of incoming messages, active incoming messages
  • Now, click on add account to add the mail fetcher successfully.

Enable Auto Forward

You can also use the Auto forward to receive the new emails on your new address.

  • Log in to your AOL mail
  • Go to settings and click on ‘Accounts and Import’ and choose the ‘Add a POP3 mail account you own’
  • Enter your email address and click on add account
  • Now use the login credentials and click on send a verification
  • Open the other email and click on the verification link to verify the account
  • Now, you’ll be able to receive the emails on your brand new Gmail address

Now, you’re all done and made the switch from AOL email to Gmail account.

What do you think?

Written by Admin

Nola J Arney is working as an application and web developer at HTMLPanda. Her core technical skill in web designing, Sencha touch, PhoneGap, and other platforms has contributed a lot of benefits to the business. She has an interest in writing and hence, she has written numerous blogs & articles that specifically shed a light on website the designing & development technology. All her write-ups have earned a gratitude from the specialists worldwide.


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