Here's a quick look at how long messages are stored in your AOL Mail inbox.
|Folder||Limits and Timelines|
|Inbox||Emails will remain in your Inbox folder until you delete them (even the emails that you've read).|
|Sent||Sent emails will remain in your Sent folder until you delete them.|
|Spam||Emails in your Spam folder will be automatically deleted after 5 days. |
|Recently Deleted or Trash||Emails you delete may be deleted immediately or may remain in your Recently Deleted or Trash folder for up to 7 days.|
- Emails saved to any of the subfolders in your Saved on AOL, Saved on My PC, or My Folders mail folder will never be deleted until you delete them.
- The number of emails that can be saved to the Saved on My PC folder and its subfolders is only limited by the space available on your hard disk.
- Your Saved on AOL or My Folders mail folder can hold up to 5000 saved emails, and you can create up to 252 personal folders.
Please remember that your emails will be permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved if your account is inactive. To keep your account active, you need to sign in to AOL Mail with your username and password at least once every 90 days.