A screenshot of a AOL Mail inbox in January 2014.
Type of site
|Web application (E-mail, webmail)|
|Available in||54 languages|
|Launched||March 21, 1993|
AOL Mail (stylized as Aol Mail) is a free web-based email service provided by AOL, a division of Verizon Communications. The service is sometimes referred to as AIM Mail where "AIM" stands for AOL Instant Messenger.
On March 16, 2017, Verizon, which had acquired AOL in 2015, announced that it would discontinue its in-house e-mail services for internet subscribers, and migrate all customers to AOL Mail.
AOL Mail has the following features available:
- Email attachment limit: 25 MB
- Max mailbox size: 1,000 new messages, 4,000 old messages and 4,000 sent messages per screen name. Max 250 GB if all messages have 25 MB attachments.
- Supported protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP
- Link to other email accounts from other service providers (such as Gmail and Hotmail).
- Ads: are displayed while working with the e-mail account. Embedded links within emails are automatically disabled and can only be activated by the email user.
- Spam protection
- Virus protection
- Spell checking
- AIM Panel with a full buddy list, and indicators to show presence of online buddies, as well as shortcuts to sponsored popular web sites. This went away with the end of AIM.
- email unsend capability (for mails sent to another AOL or AIM mailbox)
- Domains: @aol.com and additionally @love.com, @ygm.com (short for you've got mail), @games.com, and @wow.com
- Supports SSL/HTTPS after login
If an AOL Mail account is inactive for 90 days, it may become deactivated, at which point any emails sent to it may not be delivered and may be returned to sender. After 180 days of inactivity, the account may be deleted.
AOL Project Phoenix
An email program by AOL that features a Quick Bar where emails, text messages, and AOL Instant Messenger messages can be sent from one area. It also lets people add up to five accounts into it. It features a search feature that will load photos, attachments, addresses, and dates from emails.
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