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Can't setup verizon aol email on os x

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Waambo
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Can't setup verizon aol email on os x

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Follow the directions from aol about choosing AOL from internet Accounts in System Preferences, but when I enter the information I get the error: "Unable to verify account name or password". Has anybody had any luck setting it up via Internet Accounts on OS X?
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The only one of the three offered options that appears to work is selecting the Phone number. 

TommyH
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None whatsoever. I can get AOL mail on the AOL website, and on iOS devices. Internet Accounts in System Preferences can't verify it. 

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Last I checked the Apple software did not setup VERIZON mail correctly if you Specified AOL   I recommend still using Verizon  setup, which usually works.  Double check pop id is yourusereid@verizon.net and other settings match the settings at

https://www.verizon.com/support/consumer/email/settings

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I was able to do it a couple times (on my computer and a friends) but since I reinstall OSX, I have been unable to do it again. What I did was  ... created a new mail account using a real AOL email address. I had one but if you don't just create a one. Once I did that, I simply went into the settings and changed everything to my verizon email address. Like I said, I have not been able to repeat what I did before because it won't let me change the username (gray out). It wasn't grayed out last time.

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