How to Forward AOL Mail to Gmail?

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If you are using multiple email accounts such as Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Outlook Mail, Gmail, etc. you can easily access all these email accounts from your single email account i.e. your Gmail account. Whether you want to use Gmail for personal use or professional obligations, it can easily manage your emails from not only for its own email address but also from other email accounts you use from different email services. Well, if you wish to access emails from your other email accounts using your Gmail account, you can follow the information provided in this guide. In this guide, you will learn to forward AOL mail to Gmail.

Guide to Auto-Forward AOL Mail to Gmail

  1. To begin with, you will first need to sign-in to your Gmail account on a supported web browser. Once you are logged into your Gmail account, you will need to click on the Settings option (Gear icon). A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to click on the See all Settings You will be taken to the settings section of your Gmail account. Once you are on the Settings section, you will need to click on the Accounts and Import tab.
  3. In the Accounts and Import tab, go to the Check mail from other accounts section and click on the Add a mail account A small window will appear on your screen.
  4. In this small window, you will need to enter the email address of your AOL mail account in the provided field and click on the Next
  5. As you will click on the Next button, you will be taken to the next screen where you will be prompted to either import email from your email account to your Gmail Inbox, or link the account using Gmailify. The options provided on your screen will be like these:
  • Links accounts with Gmailify
  • Import emails from my other account (POP3)
  1. While you can use the second option “Import emails from my other account (POP3)”, it is recommended to use the first option “Links accounts with Gmailify” option. With Gmailify, you not only get to access your emails in your Gmail Inbox folder but also the following features:
  • Spam protection
  • Enhanced mail notifications on mobile.
  • Quick search option with advanced search operators.
  • Automatic sorting of emails according to type like Social, Promotions, Updates, etc.
  1. So, select the “Link accounts with Gmailify” option and click on the Next As you will click on the Next button, you will be directed to the sign-in page of AOL Mail where you will find your username pre-populated. Here, you will need to click on the Next button and your password on the next screen and again click on the Next button.
  2. On the next screen, you will be prompted to allow Gmail access to the following items:
  • AOL Mail (Read)
  • AOL Mail (Read and write)
  • Profiles (Read)

Here, you will need to click on the Agree button.

  1. As you will click on the Agree button, you will be returned to the small window where you will see “You’ve been Gmailified” message.
  2. Here, you will need to click on the Close Now when you will go to the Accounts and Import tab, you will find your AOL mail account linked under Check mail from other accounts section.

To Unlink your AOL Mail Account

If you ever wish to stop the auto-forwarding of emails from your AOL Mail account to your Gmail account, you can do so easily by simply unlinking your AOL Mail account Gmail. To unlink your AOL Mail account, follow these steps:

  1. In your Gmail account, click on the Settings option (Gear icon).
  2. From the drop-down menu, select See all settings
  3. Once you are in the Settings section of your Gmail account, go to the Accounts and Import
  4. In the Accounts and Import tab, go to the Check mails from other accounts.
  5. In the Check mails from other accounts section, you will need to click on the Unlink option next to your AOL email account.
  6. As you will click on the Unlink option, you will see the following two options in the pop-up that appears on your screen.
  • Keep a copy of the imported messages in Gmail
  • Delete the copied emails
  1. If you wish to store the important AOL emails in your Gmail account, you will need to select the first option. However, if you wish to remove the copied AOL email, select the second option.
  2. After selecting the desired option, you will need to click on the Unlink Your AOL Mail account will be unlinked in a few minutes.

So, these are the steps that you will need to follow to forward AOL Mail to Gmail.

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