How to Transfer Email from AOL to Outlook PST File Format

AOL, being one of the most popular email service providers, uses PFC (Personal Cabinet File) to store data. Whereas, Microsoft Outlook uses PST file format. Due to mismatching of this file format, the AOL email account can’t access in Outlook. This blog will help you out with migrating your AOL mail to Outlook PST file format with a detailed explanation. But in case, if you do not wish to proceed further, you can directly contact our technical representatives at AOL email customer care number to get the perfect guide from the professionals.

Now, let’s understand the steps to export AOL mail to Outlook PST file format.

Step 1: The very first step would be to open Microsoft Outlook and go to File > Info > Account Settings.

Step 2: Under the ‘Open Account Settings’ option, get your cursor on ‘New’ button.

Step 3: Click on ‘Manual’ setup option and without any doubt, click ‘Next.’

Step 4: Select ‘IMAP/POP’ from the given list of options.

Step 5: This step would be to verify your Account Type (IMAP), Incoming Mail Server (, and Outgoing Mail Server (

Step 6: While log in to the account, provide the correct credentials- User name and Password.

Step 7: A box will pop up, click on ‘Remember Password’, and hit ‘More Settings.’

Step 8: Under the internet email settings, click on ‘Outgoing Server.’

Step 9: An ‘Outgoing server’ tab will open, then click on to check ‘My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication’ box.

Step 10: Click on the ‘Advanced’ option and confirm the following details:

  • Incoming Server: IMAP – Port: 993
  • Incoming Server Encrypted Connection: SSL
  • Outgoing Server: SMTP – Port: 587
  • Outgoing Server Encrypted Connection – TLS/Auto

Step 11: After verifying all the above given necessary information, hit ‘Ok.’ You will get a message saying ‘congratulations’. Close the window, and you will get your AOL account through MS Outlook.

If you still get stuck in between the exporting process, we recommend you to contact our technical experts at AOL email customer service number to get the best advice directly from the executives.