OL98: AOL E-mail Service Is Not Available for Microsoft
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You are unable to use Microsoft Outlook as your e-mail client
with America OnLine services (AOL).
AOL does not provide an e-mail transport service that can be
used with Outlook. AOL uses a proprietary e-mail system that requires
the use of their own e-mail client software.
In the book "Running Microsoft Outlook 98" by Alan Neibauer,
pages 110, 140, and 265 there are references that imply that you
can get e-mail from AOL through Outlook. This is incorrect.
For more information about using AOL e-mail and other AOL services,
contact AOL on their Web site at:
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