I found a fix for Authentication Error with AOL email

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    Lightbulb I found a fix for Authentication Error with AOL email

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS WHAT I DID WITH AOL - I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK FOR OTHER EMAIL PROVIDERS

    I had the notorious Authentication Error issue appear 2+ weeks ago when I was away on vacation (I live in NY but was in FL). The guy on the phone at Verizon told me I had to do a factory reset. I just dealt with the problem while away cause I didn't want to risk my Droid X (GB 4.5.596) not working after a factory reset - while I was on vacation.

    When I got back to NY the problem disappeared (cause I'm back in my "home area"?), then 2-3 days ago it resurfaced & I was not able to send email. It finally got to me & I started looking for a solution - WITHOUT having to call VZW. So an hour ago I found this at droidforum.com

    >> I downloaded the newest Android version, 4.5.596. I also have two different AOL email accounts. One is working fine, the other one is not due to an "authentication error." Why could just one account be working and the other not? Anybody shed some light on this? Thanks.

    I have solved this problem on my own and am sharing the results for the next person. I deleted the AOL account with the error message THEN pulled the battery and then re-added the AOL account. Now the account is functioning normally again. <<

    New Android Version--AOL Authentication Error - Android Forums:


    I don't know if it helped, but after removing the account, I waited 5 minutes before turning my Droid X back on. Perhaps this can help others also using AOL.

    These are the settings AOL automatically created:

    Incoming server

    imap.aol.com
    User name: xxxx@aol.com
    Password: xxxxxxxxxx

    -- Advanced:
    Port: 993
    √ Use secure connection
    auto
    √ Verify certificate

    Outgoing server

    smtp.aol.com
    User name: xxxx@aol.com
    Password: xxxxxxxxxx

    -- Advanced:
    Port: 465
    √ Use secure connection
    √ Use secure password
    auto
    Authentication
    auto
    √ Verify certificate

    Other

    Number of messages to sync
    25
    Droid X2.....Eclipse .


    BIG THANKS to SD_Shadow who has also helped me dig out of a hole

    A BIG thank you to GoCliffGo who helped me get Eclipse on my X2




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