How to sign up and sign in on AOL Mail

Email platforms are a must when it comes to online service companies like AOL, which in the early 2000s were the absolute leaders in this segment. At present time, it is true that AOL does not have such relevance in the internet industry, but some of its services are considered quite valuable and with more benefits than those one leading the scene, such as it happens with the AOL Mail platform.

Since, there are certain benefits related to AOL email platform in direct comparison to current competitors like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Mail. For example, with AOL Mail users have the possibility to enjoy up to 18 GB in personal cloud storage for photos and other type of information, as well as up to 1 TB available for uploaded attachments in emails as a benefit that is not nearly offered by other providers.

Also, it is known that AOL Mail is a more secured platform in comparison to other services, with state-of-the-art protection against spam and viruses. That is why; the process on how to create an AOL email account and then sign in to enjoy this platform is worthy of being done, as it will be explained next.

Creating a new AOL Mail account: registration process

To sign up in AOL and have a proper email account with great security and storage features is very easy. First of all, we must enter AOL´s email platform using the URL address www.login.aol.com, being this one the same one we can access the platform by entering proper email address and password.

However, since we are creating a new account and we do not have credentials just yet, we are going to click on the option “Create Account” to start the registration process and keep on following the steps until we have our own account.

By clicking on this option the registration process will start, asking us to enter required personal information in order, such as first and last name, email address or how do you want your AOL account to be, properly secure password, mobile phone number for verification and security purposes, birthdate and gender as optional blank to fill in.

After all the personal information required is entered, to keep on the registration procedure you must click on “Continue.” Nevertheless, if you have any doubt on the terms of service or TOSs or the contract you are about to accept, on this step you can click on the buttons “Terms” or “Privacy Policy” for more information about personal data management and more.

In case that at the moment of entering your personal password the platform throws a warning message saying “Your password is not strong enough, try making it longer”, it is recommendable to make it more secure by adding at least one number, one symbol and of course upper and lower case letters and in this way the password will be strong enough to continue the registration process.

 

This next step is very simple; we must click on the “Text me a verification code” button and like this the platform will send us a code through SMS to verify if such previously entered mobile phone number exist, verifying at the same time identity.

At this point we should have received a text message with the AOL code on it to enter it on this step of the sign up process, so write it down and then click on “Verify.”

If everything is fine and the entered code is valid in the platform, AOL will show us a congratulation message telling us we have created our account and we can access it at any moment. In this way, the signing up process is complete and we can click on “Continue” to access our inbox.

Signing in and signing out on AOL Mail

Now that we have created our AOL Mail account we can use it on any local or mobile device through different internet browsers like Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, Edge or any other.

To do so, we just have to write down the URL address www.login.aol.com just like in the registration process, but in this case we will be entering the credentials we now have like email address in first place and then click on “Next.”

At this point you can select the checkbox “Stay signed in” if you are using a personal computer and you do not want to keep signing in every time.

After the platform recognizes your email address as a valid one, then it requires your password as final credential to access your AOL email account. So, enter your password on the empty space and then click on “Sign in.”

In case you want to change the email account to access you can do so by clicking on the option “Not you?”

Also, if you have trouble remembering your password you can click on “I forgot my password” to start the process of recovering it or getting a completely new one, with the help of your mobile phone number, so keep it close to you if that is the case.

If everything is fine and all credentials are correct you will be accessing your AOL Mail inbox in no time, allowing you to send email and attach big documents or files, images and even videos.

On another part, if we are using someone else´s computer or for any reason we have to remove access from our AOL account on any device, to know the process of signing out is very important.

To carry out this procedure, locate the option “Sign out” right below your email name account and click it. Automatically the session will be closed and moved to AOL´s news home screen, as a useful platform to stay informed and from which users can sign in again and enjoy other AOL services.

 

How to send messages with attachments using AOL Mail

Sending messages is one of the basic functions respecting emails, forgetting that time when text was the only thing that was possible to be included, giving space to attachments as the next step with the purposes of sharing important information attached on a sent message. This is a key aspect when it comes to AOL Mail and its platform focused on great storage capacity, security and privacy.

With AOL Mail is possible to include thousands of attachment with a limit that can reach up to 1 TB of total maximum weight per file, as an advantage only a service of this type offers currently and leaving in shame the 25 MB limit in Gmail and Microsoft Outlook. Therefore, to share and manage emails with attachment AOL Mail service is with no doubt the best platform to have.

Because of this, let us teach you how to send messages with attachments using AOL Mail, as an easy process with detailed steps on how to perform every action, showing you the potential this service platform has for sharing messages with any purpose, easily and on any device connected.

Sending a message in AOL Mail: Adding recipients and subject

In first place, to be able to send a message in AOL Mail we must open session and be logged in on the platform. This is done easily by accessing the AOL platform through www.login.aol.com or by performing a search on Google or Bing. In this way we will be able to write our credentials as email and password to open session.

Having done that, in no time we are going to be in our AOL Mail home screen and inbox. In this page, in order to start writing a message we are going to click on the “Compose” button.

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By doing so, a writing screen will be opened with all the available options to enter and modify text, attachments, add format and more that we will be reeving step by step. For example, this writing screen includes two option panels and other tools that make writing process more efficient.

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On this writing screen we can start by entering the contact information. In the “To:” section we can write directly the email address from the person we want to the send the message to, also known as recipients and with the passivity to add more than once at the same time, separating them by comas.

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If you have several contacts to send the message to and you have them synced on AOL Mail, it is possible to select them from the list by clicking on the “Select recipients” option, at the very right of the “To:” section.

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Now that we have entered the corresponding recipients who will be receiving the written message, the next step is to add the subject or purpose from sending the message. To do it, just write such respecting information on the “Subject” section. In this case will be “Work Meeting.”

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Writing a message in AOL Mail

With the recipients and subject now included in the message we are about to send, the next natural step is to write the text are information to be read. To do so, click on the writing section and start enter the text you need.

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The interesting thing about this part is that we have a complete format panel on top of the writing section to change the text whatever we need, allowing us to create very understandable emails with great editing and design.

For example, using this format option panel we can change size and letter font, include bold, italic and underline effect, text color, change background color, select alignment, include bullets, indention, smileys and more. Every format option is automatically applied to the selected text or where the cursor is placed at that moment.

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On this format option panel there is the Stationery function that allow the user to add different backgrounds and holidays to the message you are writing. Like this, a new panel will be enabled to the right and from it you can choose the Stationery design with a click, and automatically the selected design will be shown.

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aol mail

Adding attachments to an email in AOL Mail

As usual at present time, plain text is not enough to send an email since more information is frequently required, such as documents and files, images, videos and others that can be attached and downloaded.

Including attachments on messages in AOL Mail is very easy. On top of the writing section there is a general option bar with plenty of functions to use in messages, being attachments included on this one.

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In details, to attach a file we are going to click on the button with a clipboard icon on it, corresponding to the “Choose files to attach” option. By doing so, a new window will be shown allowing to select the file to attach from different folder, you just need to look for the file, click on it and then click on “Open” to include the file on the email.

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aim mail

Like this, the file automatically will attached to the message and shown on the top of the writing section for later consultation.

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On another part, in case you need to attach only images or share a whole set of photos with .JPG or PNG extension, among others, you can do it directly by clicking on the button “Insert pictures into your mail.”

This is a better choice for images mostly when we have a folder with a mix set of files of different types and extensions, since with this button only images will be shown and no other sort of document. The process to add images is the same than adding files.

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aim mail

However, in this case the image will not be loaded as a separate file but it will be included in the email, where you can place it anywhere in the message for a better understatement or for any other purposes. This is how the image is included:

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In fact, by clicking on the settings button at the upper left of the image you can decide if changing the image between different sizes, as well as including selecting alignment and wrapping options.

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Now that we have written our message, changed format and included different attachments and images on the email message, there is nothing left to do but sending the actual email to the recipients. To do it you just have to click on the “Send” button placed above the writing section to the left. In this way the email will be moved to the “Sent” folder.

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aim mail

In case you want to erase attached files and images included on email messages, the process to do so is very simple: just place the cursor mouse on the attachment or image and click in the “X” and automatically will be deleted.

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Other functions to send messages using AOL Mail

AOL Mail include a set of functions while the user writes messages to make the process a lot more efficient than ever. All of this functions can be found in the general function panel placed above the writing section.

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For example, the first option or “Save Draft” will save the actual mail into a message that later can be recovered from the Draft folder, so by clicking it the email we are writing is saved.

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aim mail

In case you need to check the spelling on the words and text written the system provides with a perfect tool, as the “Check spelling” option located on the general option panel. When you click on it automatically carry out its function, and if there is no spelling mistakes the platform will tell you.

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aim mail

Lastly, if you want a more multitasking approach and manage other emails on the AOL platform without having to stop writing an email, you can click on the button “open in a new window.” In this way, the mail you are writing will be moved to other window or browser tab, allowing you to check other messages.

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aim mail