How to Unblock Mail in AOL Account? – Step By Step Help

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

To counter the nuisance of spammers in the AOL webmail service, AOL allows you to block email addresses of the senders quite easily. Additionally, the spam prevention mechanism of AOL itself can block emails from a particular sender or domain as well. This can result in the blockade of the thousand of emails that the senders from that domain may send you. If you are also an AOL mail user believing that some of the important emails are being blocked in your AOL account then you need to worry at all. It is a breeze to unblock mail in AOL account if you are using AOL mail for a while.

This article is for those AOL users who don’t know how to unblock email in AOL account. Here, we will illustrate the step by step method to unblock mails from a specific sender or domain in the AOL account with ease.

How to check blocked email address in AOL?

You should note that the email from a blocked address doesn’t reach your AOL mail spam folder. So, you won’t be able to know if that particular email was ever sent to you or not. That’s why you should block someone on AOL mail if you really don’t want to receive an email from him. If you don’t remember who you have blocked on AOL mail previously then you should have a look at AOL block list. Here is how you can open AOL mail block list.

  • To begin with, you need to log into your AOL mail account.
  • Click on the “Option” button available just below your username at the top of the page.
  • Then, click on the “Mail settings” option from the drop-down menu that will appear.
  • After that, you should open the “General Settings” page.
  • Now, click on the “Spam Settings” page available on the left-hand side navigation panel. This will open all the settings related to the spam.
  • That’s it, now you check the email addresses you have blocked in the AOL mail.

How to unblock Mail in AOL account from a specific sender?

Now that you know how to check block list in AOL mail, let move on to the step to unblock mail in AOL Account from a specific sender.

  • Finally, you need to log in to your AOL mail account.
  • Click on “options” at the top right corner of the page below the username.
  • Click on the “Mail settings” button to open all the general settings available in AOL.
  • Open the “Spam settings” tab. This will contain all the blocked addresses in your AOL account.
  • Move your mouse cursor to the email address you want to unblock.
  • Click on the “X” button next to the email address you are looking to unblock.
  • The email address will get removed from blocked list or sender filter as soon as you click on the “X” button.
  • Finally, you need to click on the “Save Settings” button to save the changes.

That’s all you need to do in order to unable mail in AOL account from a specific sender.

Note: If you are looking to unblock emails from a particular domain that you might have blocked in AOL mail then you need to search the domain name in the blocked addresses list.

Unblock senders from AIM Chat

In AOL mail, you are also allowed to block the sender from the AIM Chat as well. In case you are also looking to do the same then you just need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • To start the process, you need to run the AIM desktop client or else log in to your account through the AIM website.
  • Enter the screen name of the sender you are looking to unblock under the “Start or find a chat box”.
  • Now, in the search result, you need to locate and open the chat window of the sender.
  • Open the drop down menu available next to the sender’s screen name.
  • Choose “Unblock this person” from the menu that appears. This will open a confirmation message.
  • Click on the “yes, unblock (Sender’s name)” to give your confirmation of unblock.

The sender is now unblocked and you can chat with him/her as usual.

How to add someone in safe sender list in AOL?

Apart from your manual blocking, some emails are also blocked by the AOL mail itself. AOL does this to keep spammer and scammers away from your account. If the emails from a particular sender are filtered or blocked by the AOL then you need to add the sender to the safe senders list.  Here you unblock mail in AOL account from a sender by adding him to safe sender list.

  • First of all, you need to open the “Addresses” tab from the top right corner of the Mailbox window.
  • Click the “New” button. This will open a drop down menu.
  • Choose “New Contact” from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter the email address of the sender you are looking to unblock.
  • Finally, click on the “Save” button.

This will add the email address as a contact in your AOL account and the emails sent from this email address will never be blocked.

AOL Mail can alert You

Whenever AOL filters out an email it gets stored into the spam folder. From the spam folder, the email gets deleted after a certain period of time. AOL provides a function by which you will get a notification whenever an email lands in your AOL account’s spam folder.

Please note that you need to install the latest updated version of AOL mail in order to use this function. In case you are waiting for an email that isn’t appearing in your AOL mail inbox then you can set a reminder to check your spam folder. In addition to this, you can also set how frequently AOL mail will send you notification of the email messages landing in Inbox.


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