How to use AOL spam and privacy features?

One cannot deny from the fact that AOL mail is being used by millions of users across the world. This free web-based email service gives the users a number of features which makes it different from other email services. Apart from features like unlimited storage space and up to 25 MB attachment limit, it offers high-level of spam and privacy protection. Let’s read these features in detail.


How to block spam in AOL?

AOL mail automatically blocks mails incoming from a spam sender. However, if it misses any mail, you can simply select it from your inbox and click Spam button in the menu bar. The more you filter such mails, the better your personal spam filter will be at recognizing such mails.

How to block mails from a particular sender?

There could be times when you meet some annoying email senders. They could be someone promoting their business without actually targeting the right customers or someone using paid email marketing services. But don’t worry; as you can easily block such unwanted emails from up to 50 senders just by choosing the same in your mail filters. Open the filters and add the email address to it. So, the next time you receive any mail from that sender, it will be automatically shifted to spam or trash folder by the AOL.


However, chances may happen when you accidently mark an email as spam. Don’t worry; you can still move the marked email to your inbox. But make sure you take this action before five days as after this period the spam email will be deleted automatically. Follow the below mentioned steps to do this job:

  • Click the Spam folder in the left panel
  • Select the mail you want to move back to your inbox
  • Click OK Not Spam button
  • It’s done!


How to turn off the links in emails from unknown people?

The digital world today is prone to a number of viruses and scams. So, it is better to turn off the links in the messages as they could accidently land up at a page which is infected. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Mail Settings from the Options, in the upper right of your AOL mail homepage
  2. Open the General Settings and check the box next to “Disable links in mail from unknown senders” in the Reading section
  3. Save these settings
  4. Refresh your browser and enjoy complete protection from viruses

For any further help, please contact AOL customer support team and get the issue fixed by a certified technician.



How to Clear Cookies, Cache Memory and Browsing History in AOL?

AOL started its journey by providing dial-up service to millions of Americans. Later, it expanded its business and provided email, instant messaging, web portal and a web browser to the internet users. While using AOL, you may find an error in loading the web pages, or experience slow speed browsing. And for an internet user, this could be one of the most frustrating things. There could be a number of the reasons behind this problem, but the most common one is that your cache memory is full or there may be an issue with the cookies. Before you know the solution, let’s read about these cookies and cache memory in brief.

When you browse through the internet, some temporary files and cookies get stored to your computer system. The purpose of these cookies is to make a webpage more convenient to use. The only disadvantage is they may clog your system’s disk space. On the other hand, cache memory is a RAM that a computer’s microprocessor can call quickly. The basic purpose of this memory is to store those items in the RAM, which are being frequently accessed by the user.

To get rid of this disk space and slow speed of your PC issue, it is recommended to clear these cookies, cache memory along with browsing history and footprints in your AOL browser. The only problem you will have to face is typing all your saved passwords again while signing up your email ID, enter the URLs of even most frequently used websites again in the browser, and a few more. To clear the aforementioned in your AOL, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Open the AOL software, click “Keyboard Menu” followed by “Go to Keyword”
  • Visit browser settings
  • Select the “Security Tab” and mark a check in the boxes provided in front of browsing history cookies and browsing cache memory
  • Clear the “Clear Footprints” button
  • Now, click the “Save“ button to apply the changes

If the problem still persists, simply contact AOL customer support and a certified technician will help you out in no time.

Maria Silvia is a tech geek who loves to write on the latest software, mobile applications, operating systems, antivirus and gadgets. She has a contemporary writing degree pillaged from the hills of South Devon. You can check her other write-ups on her blog.