How do I report an email message as spam on the AOL Desktop Software?

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How do I report an email message as spam on the AOL Desktop Software?

Although the AOL spam filter catches most spam and junk email sent to your email address, some mails might get past the spam filter. You can report such spam mails to AOL. All messages that you report will be moved to your Spam folder and the AOL spam filtering system will ensure that further spam messages from that email address does not enter your New Mail folder or Inbox.

Notes:

  • In all versions of AOL 9.0, clicking Report Spam automatically reports and blocks the spam email.
  • When using AOL WebMail at AOL.com, clicking Spam automatically reports and blocks the spam email.

Please select the appropriate version of the AOL software that you use from the list given below to know how to report spam email.


To report email violations on AOL Desktop

1. Click the Mail icon.

2. Click the email that you want to report.

3. Click Report Spam.


To report email violations for AOL 8.0 or higher versions

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Read icon.

2. Click the email you that want to report.

3. Click Report Spam.


To report email violations for AOL 7.0

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Read icon.

2. Click the email that you want to report.

3. Click Notify AOL.

4. In the text box, type your report.

5. Click Send Report.


To report email violations for AOL 6.0

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Read icon.

2. Double-click the email that you want to report.

3. Click Forward.

4. In the Send To box, type the mail address aol_phish@abuse.aol.com and then click Send.



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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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