AOL provides a web-based email (webmail) service, AOL Mail. Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail are the main competitors of AOL Mail. Sometimes AOL is referred as AIM Mail, “AIM” stands for AOL Instant Messenger, AOL’s instant messaging program. AOL Mail is free service by which users can quickly access to everything they need to stay in touch with email, AIM, content, contacts, SMS and much more after login at aol.com/mail.
Screenshot of aol.com/mail:
An option for creating an email address for a custom domain is also featured in AOL Mail. Recently, a new beta version of AOL’s webmail is launched with new applications and a newer color scheme by AOL Mail. To provide users customized domain names, Tunome has been recently launched by AOL mail. Antispam company, Mailblocks, inc. was acquired in 2004, by AOL with the stated purpose of integrating its challenge-response technology into AOL Mail.
AOL stands for America Online and logo typeset, which is an American global Internet services and media company. Headquarters of AOL inc. is located at 770 Broadway in New York. It was founded as Control Video Corporation in 1983. AOL is well-known for its online software suite, by which customers are allowed to access the world’s largest “walled garden” online community and ultimately reach out to the internet as a whole.
Features of AOL Mail:
- Virus protection
- 25 MB attachments
- Unlimited storage
- Spam protection
- Spell checking
- An AIM Panel with a full Buddy List and indicators to show presence of online buddies, as well as shortcuts to sponsored popular web sites
- An AOL-exclusive emails unsent capability (provided the message is sent to another AOL or AIM mailbox)
When users work with the email account, advertising is displaced. By using IMAP and POP3 capable email programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail, users can also read and send mail. The email user can activate embedded links within emails that are automatically disabled.
Microsoft Silverlight powers a rich internet application, AOL’s Web mail beta. With AOL Mail beta, users can add signatures to outgoing messages, print out emails, open calendar and To Do items in new windows, flag and filter emails, and get to turn on sounds, if desired, including the classic “You’ve Got Mail.” Users are allowed to watch WMV-formatted videos received as email attachments in a Full Screen overlay that pops up right in the browser with AOL Mail beta.
Login to aol.com/mail to access emails:
Existing users need to login for accessing their emails. For logging in at aol.com/mail, enter username or email and password then click on “sign in” option. If they have forgotten their password then click on “forgot password” option and enter username or email and the word shown in the image then click on “next” option and follow instructions.
New users can go for registration by clicking on “sign up” option. Enter name (first- name, and last name), desired username, password, alternate email, set a security question, your answer, zip or postal code, date of birth, select gender, type the code shown in the above image then click on “submit” option.