How to Forward AOL Mail to Gmail

AOL is not more the dominator on the mailing industry. So people keep switching from AOL Mail to other popular services like Gmail and Yahoo mail. So, for those who don’t want to leave all their business contacts, forwarding AOL mail is the best option. Around 80%+ users choose Gmail as their AOL alternative. So, we’ve decided to write an article for helping you to forward AOL mail to Gmail.

How to Forward AOL Mail to Gmail for 30 days

This method is only useful if you are planning to close your AOL mail account after changing the email in all of your business or other contacts. This method only forwards new incoming emails for the following 30 days. So it is not an option for those who are planning to keep the AOL mail alongside the Gmail account. To set it up,

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click “Gear icon” on the right side of the Gmail dashboard.
  3. click “Settings.”
  4. Choose “Accounts and Import” tab.
  5. Then click on the link saying “Import Mail and Contacts.”
  6. Now enter the AOL mail address information in the given area and check the appropriate check boxes for importing contacts, existing messages, and new mail for 30 days.
  7. Finally, click “Start Import.”

How to Forward AOL Mail to Gmail for Lifetime

If you are planning to keep the old AOL account alongside the new Gmail, it is not wise to choose the above method because it will only forward the incoming emails for 30 days. In such situations, there is an alternate method which can help you to import all existing messages from the AOL account as well as forwarding all AOL emails for the lifetime. This is a good option if you have a lot of contacts who use your AOL mail and it is very difficult to alert all of them about the mailing account change. To forward AOL mail to Gmail infinitely, follow these steps given below.

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click “Gear icon” on the right side of the Gmail dashboard.
  3. click “Settings.”
  4. Choose “Accounts and Import” tab.
  5. Click on “Add a POP3 Mail Account You Own.”
  6. Fill your AOL account information.
  7. Check “Label Incoming Messages” to tag emails sent to your AOL address and help you to determine them from Gmail messages.
  8. Check “Leave a Copy…” checkbox if you want your AOL emails to be stored on both Gmail and AOL.
  9. Press “Add Account.”

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If you have further questions regarding forwarding AOL to Gmail, feel free to leave a comment. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
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