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How do I delete an old AOL email account?

Answer

  1. Go to aol.com and login with your information
  2. Scroll down the account page until you see “Subscriptions” then click on it
  3. Choose the subscription you have questions about from the list to change its billing details, such as cancellation or automatic renewal If you are prompted for verification press continue so that your changes can take.

You can’t delete your AOL account because it is linked to your phone number. You must remove the old email address associated with that AOL account. You can do this by activating the email address on a new mobile device or desktop computer.

To remove an old email address from your mobile device: Activate the new email address you want to use and then erase all of its messages in Settings > Advanced Options > Erase All Data, or through “Settings” > “Storage & Memory”. For instructions, see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage-and-memory-settings#w_accumulate-data​ . How do I activate my @AOL.com® email? Activate your @AOL.com address:

On your mobile device, open the email app and activate that email address under Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Other/Advanced.

What happens when I delete an old email account?

When you delete an old AOL email account from your phone or computer, messages in that account will no longer be available on any devices. To keep these messages, do not delete them while erasing all data from the new mobile device or computer. Additional help for desktop computers: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage-and-memory-settings#w_accumulate-data

How do I change my email password?

To change your AOL.com password: Click the “Options” link in the upper right corner of any page and select “Change Password.”

What happens when I change my email password?

If you’ve ever used that email address, even if it is not currently active on your device, changing the password will update that address with a new one. For example, if you use it to open an account at another service (such as eBay), changing your AOL.com password can also affect that service’s settings for your old email address.

How do I delete spam messages or filter them out of my inbox?

You can manage spam by adjusting options in your Inbox > Options > Preferences > Spam > Blocked Addresses. For information on filtering spam.

How do I set or change a signature for my messages?

To sign out of @AOL Mail on the Web: Click the “Options” link in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings,” then click the button under “Account.”Scroll down to the section called “Signing out of web mail?” and click Sign Out.

To be signed out of all devices: You can also sign out from this device by selecting Options > Settings > Accounts > Delete Account.

Any changes made to your account will take effect immediately. To edit an AOL Mail signature on desktop: Select Options > Preferences and check or uncheck Signature.

How do I change my incoming and outgoing server settings?

Open the AOL Mail application on your mobile device. Scroll down to Settings > Add Account(s) > Email Accounts. Change the name and email address of each account you would like to edit.

You can also click the “Advanced” button under Incoming Server, Outgoing Server, or IMAP/POP for additional email settings. Additional help: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-email-addresses#w_edit-your-email​ To change your AOL Mail incoming web server: Click “Options” in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings,” then click the button under “Server Settings.”

To change your AOL Mail outgoing web server: Click the “Options” link in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings,” then click the button under “Server Settings.” Scroll down to SMTP.

Additional help for desktop computers: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-email-addresses#w_edit-your-email​ How do I edit or remove a signature from my outgoing mail? To view or edit an AOL Mail signature on mobile devices: Select Options > Preferences and check or uncheck Signature.

To be signed out of all devices: You can also sign out from this device by selecting Options > Settings > Accounts > Delete Account. Any changes made to your account will take effect immediately.

How do I edit or delete an AOL Mail address?

Select Settings and choose Options. Scroll down to E-mail Accounts and select the one you would like to edit. You can then: Edit the email address, add a nickname for this address, or remove it from your AOL Mail account altogether. You may need to perform separate steps for each change. (depending on whether the “Add Account” box is checked) To change your AOL Mail incoming web server: Click “Options” in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings,” then click the button under “Server Settings.”

To change your AOL Mail outgoing web server: Click the “Options” link in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings,” then click the button under “Server Settings.” Scroll down to SMTP.

To edit AOL Mail settings on a desktop computer: Click Options > Preferences and check or uncheck Signature. To be signed out of all devices: You can also sign out from this device by selecting Options > Settings > Accounts > Delete Account. Any changes made to your account will take effect immediately.

change my outgoing mail setting to send ALL messages as plain-text [IMAP]?

Yes–and it’s recommended that you do so as soon as possible! In order to prevent some forms of spam and phishing attacks against AOL members, we require all communications to and from AOL members to be sent over an encrypted connection. (AOL’s security team is always working hard to protect you from the latest Internet threats!) This means that if you have both of your outgoing mail settings set for “SSL/TLS,” any messages you send via IMAP will be automatically converted into a plain-text format before they are delivered by the receiving email server–however, this does NOT apply to AOL Mail accounts using Microsoft Outlook or the AOL Mail app on mobile devices. To change your outgoing web server: Click “Options” in the upper right corner of any page, select “Settings”, then click the button under “Server Settings.” Scroll down to SMTP and choose SSL/TLS. Your messages should now be encrypted before they are sent.

Why am I getting an error message on my AOL Mail account when I try to forward or reply to an email?

Forwarding a message from your @aol.com address (or any other AOL member address) might fail if the original message was not sent to you in AOL Mail–for example, it may have been received in your inbox through POP or IMAP, but not sent as an outgoing message via SMTP. Forwarding or replying to this type of message will fail because you need the full headers in order to do so correctly; however, you can easily get these settings by clicking the “Options” link at the top right corner of any page and selecting “Settings”. Scroll down to “Header Info” and click the button to enable it. Once this setting is enabled, you can copy the settings for any message in your Sent or Drafts folder by simply selecting that message then clicking “Options”.

How do I stop an AOL Mail account from forwarding emails automatically?

Click Options > Settings, scroll down to Forwarding and Reply-To (IMAP) and uncheck the box.

Mobile devices (like mobile phones and tablets) will always show the same AOL Mail signatures as your desktop computer. You can add a signature to the bottom of all email messages by checking the box under “signature” in your account’s Settings folder, or you can check it only for specific accounts you have created. To remove a signature, simply uncheck the box. Why am I getting an error message on my AOL Mail account when I try to forward or reply to an email? Forwarding a message from your @aol.com address (or any other AOL member address) might fail if there is no original / incoming email at all–for example, it may have been received in your inbox through POP or IMAP, but not sent as an outgoing message via SMTP. Forwarding or replying to this type of message will fail because you need the full headers in order to do so correctly; however, you can easily get these settings by clicking “Options” at the top right corner of any page and selecting “Settings”. Scroll down to “Header Info” and click the button to enable it. Once this setting is enabled, you can copy the settings for any message in your Sent or Drafts folder by simply selecting that message then clicking “Options”.

After I read a message, how do I mark it as ‘unread’ again?

In AOL Mail’s webmail interface, simply select Options > Mark As Read to change any selected messages back to ‘read’. This will not change the unread status of messages that you have read in your mobile device’s AOL Mail app, but it will change the status on both websites/apps and other email clients.

Additionally, this can be accomplished by clicking “Options” at the top right corner of any message page then selecting “Mark As Unread”. Why do some emails show up as a blank preview instead of an image? If no preview is shown after viewing an email and hovering over the image icon on Mac computers or long pressing on mobile devices, it could mean one of two things: The sender only sent plain-text versions of their images (instead of formatted HTML). In this case you must select “Always Display Images:” in your AOL Mail Settings to view all images in the future. If you still don’t see any previews, then ensure that you have “Prefer HTML” checked in your email account’s settings. Additionally on mobile devices, you may need to go into your photo app and save the image/email as a saved contact (this will prompt your AOL Mail to download an HD version of the photo).

In this case you must select “Always Display Images:” in your AOL Mail Settings to view all images in the future. If you still don’t see any previews, then ensure that you have “Prefer HTML” checked in your email account’s settings. Additionally on mobile devices, you may need to go into your photo app and save the image/email as a saved contact (this will prompt your AOL Mail to download an HD version of the photo). You are being presented with pictures in their original size. To see larger previews, navigate to Options > Preferences and uncheck “Show Large Pictures” or simply hit ‘Z’ while viewing any email.

How do I delete an old AOL email account?

1. Go to aol.com and login with your information
2. Scroll down the account page until you see “Subscriptions” then click on it
3. Choose the subscription you have questions about from the list to change its billing details, such as cancellation or automatic renewal If you are prompted for verification press continue so that your changes can take.

Does AOL delete inactive accounts?

If you do not log in to your AOL account for a prolonged period of time, it will be suspended and all the data saved on that account will get deleted. Unless this occurs, users cannot recover their personal information. They must create a new account if they wish to use AOL again.

Are old AOL email addresses still valid?

A AOL Mail account will be deactivated after  90 days of inactivity and emails sent to the account will not be delivered. After  180 days, the account may be deleted.

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