Tips to use the Custom Sender and Custom Word lists on AOL Mail

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Tips to use the Custom Sender and Custom Word lists on AOL Mail

Using the Custom Sender and Custom Word Lists included with AOL Mail and Spam Controls will help you keep even more unwanted mail out of your inbox. Below are some tips for using both the Custom Sender List and the Custom Word List.

Custom Sender List Tips
Custom Word List Tips

Custom Sender List Tips

The Custom Sender List on AOL Mail allows you to create a list of AOL Usernames, Internet email addresses, or even domains (for example, @aol.com) that you wish to either block completely, or receive mail from exclusively.

AOL Mail, you can set up your Custom Sender list as a way to either block email from those on that list, or only allow email from those on that list.

Custom Word List Tips

  • Mail containing words in this list will be moved to the Spam Folder.
  • Words can appear in the subject or body of the message.
  • Mail from senders in your Address Book and Buddy List will always be delivered to your main mailbox.
  • You can use wildcards in the Custom Word List. Type the asterisk sign (*) next to a word to allow partial matches to be moved to the Spam Folder. For example, type "*berry" and mail containing words such as "strawberry" and"cranberry" will be moved to the Spam Folder.

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Last updated: 08-31-2012
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