Username or Password for AOL is incorrect

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dascove, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Dascove

    Dascove Member
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    Jul 17, 2010
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    As of this morning, my iPhone won't retrieve my email. It keeps popping up a notification saying that the username and/or password are incorrect when they are not. Nothing has fixed it so far. I am not jailbroken, though I was previously. However, I reset as a new phone to get rid of the jailbreak a few days ago.

    Any idea what's causing this and how to fix it?
     
  2. Kgd0630

    Kgd0630 Contributor
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    Aug 8, 2010
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    I am having the same problem with both my iPhones! Nothing has worked so far.
     
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  4. Loquutis

    Loquutis Member
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    Jun 27, 2010
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    Me too, but only with my Netscape account which is AOL. My gmail and yahoo accounts both work.
     
  5. DeVante

    DeVante New Member
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    Jul 23, 2010
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    This same thing is happening to me, for a while there I actually did think that I had the wrong password.
     
  6. Kgd0630

    Kgd0630 Contributor
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    Aug 8, 2010
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    Mine is still not working! Anyone else?!
     
  7. Watcher

    Watcher Zealot
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    Mar 29, 2009
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    I would say something disparaging about AOL but I won't. That's very bizzare, though. Have you all tried resetting your network settings? And since you set it up as new phone, I'm assuming you've re-added your email service and password...
     
  8. Dascove

    Dascove Member
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    Jul 17, 2010
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    I've tried everything I could think of. And yes, I restored it Thursday night, and it wasn't until this morning that my email wouldn't work.
     
  9. gibby71

    gibby71 Member
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    Jan 8, 2008
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    AOL is going through an upgrade.
     
    #8 gibby71, Aug 8, 2010
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  10. Kgd0630

    Kgd0630 Contributor
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    Aug 8, 2010
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    I spoke with AOL they said they have a server down and no clue how long it may take. So, it's not an iPhone issue, just AOL.
     
  11. Kgd0630

    Kgd0630 Contributor
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    Aug 8, 2010
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    Email now works!
     
  12. Loquutis

    Loquutis Member
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    Jun 27, 2010
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    Finally! It's working once more. Hope everyone else's is also.
     
  13. Carroll Cannon

    Carroll Cannon New Member

    Sep 22, 2012
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    I reset the radio on iPhone4S and IPAD2,added a second outgoing mail server and re-entered the new password on my iPhone4S and IPAD2 and Aol mail started working again on both.
     
  14. showguy

    showguy Member
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    Dec 2, 2007
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    All the Apple iPhone technology in the world will not tackle a dead server at an ISP.
     
  15. chris

    chris Administrator
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    Jun 10, 2006
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    Update: Ok, so AOL Mail is completely down. It's not your iPhone. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until they resolve the issue. Since you've found our site, I do hope you'll check out what's happening and bookmark us.



    One fix that I've seen is to change your password on AOL's website. Once you do that, go back to your iPhone and enter the new password.
    1. Navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    2. Tap on your AOL account
    3. Tap on Account
    4. Select the password field and enter your new password
    If you are experiencing this problem, please try this fix and let me know how it works for you. To post, you'll need to become a member here at everythingiCafe, which is entirely free.
     
    #14 chris, Feb 19, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015

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