Steps for Backing Up the AOL User Emails

Following is a simple method to backup AOL email accounts & export e-mails into MBOX, EML, MSG and PST file types using SysTools AOL Backup software.

Application Pre-Requisites

  • MS Outlook 2016/ 2013/ 2010/ 2007 is necessary to Save AOL data into PST
  • Use App password to sign in on tool if 2 step verification is enabled or Turn off 2 step verification. Read More
  • Turn on access for "Allow Apps that use Less Secure Sign in". Read More
STEP 1

Launch the software from the installed location or Go to Start » All Programs » SysTools AOL Backup.

* Note: SysTools AOL Backup offers Six languages (English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portugese and Japanese).

SysTools AOL Backup
STEP 2

Fill Credentials

Select preferred language first. Add your AOL account by entering its respective email address and password and then click on the Login button.

fill credentials
STEP 3

Start the Backup by Clicking on Backup Option: After logging in software provides dual options for backup; first is Options and second is Filter Options.
Choose preferred Email format: EML , MBOX (Apple Mail/Thunderbird), MSG (Microsoft Outlook) & PST (Microsoft Outlook) to backup the AOL user account data.

email format
STEP 4

Select Destination Location: Clicking on Browse option you can choose the saving location on local machine to store the AOL emails.

destination-location
STEP 5

Select additional options according to your needs.

Delete After Download: This will help you to download the email from AOL Account without keeping a backup on the Server or emails are automatically deleted from the Server while an email backup is completed.

Apply Filter: It helps you to selectively download AOL emails using predefined Filters.

delete after download
STEP 6

Apply Filter Option

Select Folders: Choose selected folders from your AOL Account to be backed up.

E-Mail Filters: (Time Interval) Using this option you can back up all of your AOL e-mail from a specific date range. ‘From’ and ‘To’.

filter option
STEP 7

Preferences

For configuration of Internal Bandwidth and Time Slot Setting, Select “Preferences" Option.

preferences
STEP 8

Apply Supplementary Preferences:

Internal Bandwidth: Specify the Bandwidth of Internet for your machine either in kbps or mbps and provide the value of the percentage. The utility will consume bandwidth accordingly.

internal-bandwidth
STEP 9

Apply Supplementary Preferences:

Time Slot Setting: Specify the Time Slot between which the Throttle setting should apply & define the percentage of specified bandwidth should be used.

internal-bandwidth
STEP 10

Now click on Add button to add into the configured setting.


STEP 11

You can also Delete the setting by selecting the added preferences & click on Delete button.

remove preferences
STEP 12

The software will show you live backup process of AOL Account.

In this process, you can see Percentage of Backup Processed, Current Folder Name, Item Counts, Rate, Destination Folder Path and Status Progress. You can also pause in between the backup.

progress status
STEP 13

When you restart the software after pausing, it show the option to resume the backup process from the point where you have stopped the backup process.

remove preferences
STEP 14

Successful Notification confirms the complete download of AOL User Account data. Click OK:

download-completed-successfully
STEP 15

Now return to the previous screen which displays the complete status of AOL Backup.

total item count
STEP 16

Verify the Result of AOL Conversion

Navigate to the location where the software has saved the local backup of your AOL Account e-mails.

backup
STEP 17

For Viewing the PST into Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Outlook » File » Open & Export » Open Outlook Data File and then select the file from its appropriate location.

open outlook data file
STEP 18

Now Choose the PST from its saved Location.

aol backup to pst
STEP 19

Thus, you can view the Added PST file containing the AOL email backup in MS Outlook:

view data into outlook

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