How to change my AOL Email Settings?

by admin | Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2021

AOL mail has all the tools and feature by which you can enjoy the prolific emailing experience. You can personalize AOL mail as per your requirement by customizing its settings. By personalizing, we mean that you can change how you read, write, manage your incoming emails on AOL mail. AOL mail has a clean user interface that’s why it is very easy to change settings in AOL mail. Despite all this, we can see many AOL users asking questions like how I can change my AOL mail settings etc.

In this post, we will answer all such questions. In addition to this, we will also let you know how you can use different settings in AOL mail in the best possible way.

Where are AOL Mail settings and how I can open them?

If you are using AOL mail from a long time then you must know where the AOL mail settings are located. However, if you are still a newbie when it comes to using AOL mail then you should check the steps given below to open AOL mail settings.

  • First of all, you need to log into your AOL mail account.
  • Click on the “options” link available below your username at the top right corner of the window.
  • Then, you have to click on the “Mail Settings” button.
  • Now, the list of all available settings in AOL mail will appear on your screen. There are following settings in AOL mail that you can change:
    • General Settings
    • Filter settings
    • Compose Settings
    • Ads settings
    • Calendar settings.

Till now, we have explained you how you can open settings but you must be wondering how can I change my AOL mail settings. Well, you can change each setting by clicking on it. The detailed processes are discussed below.

How to change my AOL General Settings?

You can open the General settings by the method discussed above. After opening general settings, you can change the following functions of AOL mail.

  • Today on AOL: Select this box to check the unread messages, latest news and other emailing tips.
  • Auto Sign Off: You can choose this option to automatically log out of AOL mail after a certain period of time.
  • Mail Away Message: By this setting, you can create an away message in AOL mail.
  • New Mail: Alter this setting to change the sound that plays when you receive a new email.
  • Reading: This setting changes the view of the email messages in your AOL Mail inbox.
  • Sender Name Display: You can set AOL mail to display either the sender’s name or email address using this setting.
  • Contact: This setting alters the way how your contact appears and gets sorted in AOL mail.

How to change AOL mail Compose settings?

By opening the “Compose” settings, you can change the following functions.

  • Cc/Bcc: Change this setting if you want to hide or show BCC/ CC added to the email.
  • Default Compose Mode: Using this setting you can change how the compose email window appears. You can choose any of the three options
    • Writing mail in the full plane compose
    • Writing the email message in the pop-up screen.
    • Opening the new window and then writing mail.
  • Rich Text/HTML: You can enable Rich Text/ HTML to create email messages using your favorite color and font.
  • Display Name: In this setting, you can change the display name that will appear to the recipients when you send an email.  

Update or change my AOL mail Spam settings

Here is how you can change your AOL settings to restrict spam emails from flooding your inbox.

  • Open the spam settings.
  • Go the “Block mail from Addresses”.
  • Type the email address of the spammer under “Specify”.
  • Click on the “+” icon.

Note: In case you want to remove an email address from blocked email list then you need to click on the “X” icon appearing next to the email message.

How can I change my AOL mail Filter settings?

Wondering how do I change my AOL mail settings to alter filters? Well, it is very easy; you just need to follow the steps mentioned below:

To create a filter

  • Open filter settings and click on the “Create Filter” button.
  • Enter the parameter how you want to filter out the email messages.
  • Finally, click on the “Save” button.

To edit a filter

  • Move your cursor over the filter’s name after opening filter settings.
  • Click on the “Edit” button.
  • Do the necessary changes as per your requirement.
  • Finally, click on the “Save” button.

How to update AOL Email Calendar settings?

Using calendar settings you can make the following changes.

  • Time Zone: Select the time zone as per your location.
  • Display: Select the time your typical day goes from
  • Default View: Choose time display view as per your preference:Day, months or week
  • Reminders: Set the reminder of important events.
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