Manage Mail - AOL 9.0 Optimized

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Manage Mail - AOL 9.0 Optimized

AOL 9.0 Optimized gives you access to more powerful and advanced email management tools. Please click an option below for more information on each feature:


Manage Mail

This allows you to see all your mail in one view. My Mail Folders includes your mail in the New, Old, or Sent folders, as well as mail in new folders including: Recently Deleted, Saved on AOL and Saved on My PC.

Search Mail

This feature allows you to find email messages located anywhere. You can search for messages by email address, subject, or as a combination of both.

1. From the Search Mail tab, click on the drop-down menu to select your search criteria.

2. Enter what you are searching for in the input field.

3. Click Search and a list of results will show in the mail listing area.

Saved on AOL

The Saved on AOL folder allows you to store up to 20 MB of saved emails per AOL Username on AOL's servers, rather than on your local hard drive, providing a maximum of 140MB for your AOL account. You can even create your own subfolders within the Saved on AOL folder.

To save an email message to your Saved on AOL folder:

1. From any mail listing, click once on an email message to select it.

2. Click the Save button located at the bottom of the mailbox window.

3. A menu will display, giving you the option to select either On AOL or the On My PC option.

4. Click On AOL.

5. If you would like, you can then select a specific subfolder to save to.

You can also drag and drop your mail into your Saved on AOL folder or subfolders:

1. Click and hold the mouse pointer over the email message you wish to move to a different folder.

2. Without releasing the mouse button, drag the mouse pointer over to the Saved on AOL folder name.

3. When the Saved on AOL folder (or a subfolder) is highlighted, release the mouse button.

To create a new subfolder in Saved on AOL:

1. Go to the Manage Mail tab in your mailbox window.

2. Click Saved on AOL from the left-hand side of My Mail folders.

3. Click the Setup Folders button towards the bottom of the window.

4. Click Create Folders.

5. Enter a name for the new folder.

With the new subfolder created, you can now add email messages to the folder by either using the Save button or the drag and drop method.

Note: We currently do not allow users to arrange their subfolders in any specific order. The subfolders will display in the order created.

Saved on My PC

The Saved on My PC folder is where your email is stored locally on your PC.

To save an email message to the Saved on My PC folder:

1. From any mail listing, click once on an email message to select it.

2. Click the Save button.

3. From the menu options, click the On My PC folder.

4. If you would like, you can then select a specific subfolder to save to.

As with your mail that you want to Save on AOL, you can drag and drop your mail into your Saved on My PC folders by following the same method described previously and selecting your Saved on My PC folder or subfolder.

To create a new subfolder in Saved on My PC:

1. Go to the Manage Mail tab in your mailbox window.

2. Click Saved on My PC from the left-hand side of My Mail folders.

3. Click the Setup Folders button towards the bottom of the window.

4. Click Create Folders.

5. Enter a name for the new folder.

With the new subfolder created, you can now add email messages to the folder by either using the Save button or the drag and drop method.

Note: We currently do not allow users to arrange their subfolders in any specific order. The subfolders will display in the order created.

Quick Read

This feature allows you to quickly view mail and compose a reply with Quick Reply without actually opening the mail in a new window.

Notes: 

  • You need a 1024x768 or higher resolution screen for this feature.
  • You can disable the Quick Read functionality by clicking the arrow tab located on the right-hand side of the Mailbox window. If you disable Quick Read, you must double-click emails to view them.

1. Click the slide-out panel.

2. Double-click on a message to select it.

3. Your message will open in the Quick Read panel to the right (To view the mail in full size, either click the Full View button or double-click on the message again).

4. Click the Quick Reply button to reply.

5. Type your reply and click Send.

Quota Meter

A new feature which tracks your available space when you use Saved on AOL. The Quota meter reflects percentage of space used and total capacity in MB. The quota meter will be displayed at the bottom right of the Saved on AOL mailbox window with an Empty vs. Full indicator as well as the percentage in Megabytes (MB). For each of your 7 Screen Names, you can save up to 20 MB of email messages (with attachments or images) to the Saved on AOL folder.

Mail Postcards and Picture Album Layouts

Now you can dress up emails and show your own personal style with Postcards and Picture Album layouts.

Postcards are pre-made, stylized templates you can use in any email. You can then personalize the Postcard with your own message.

To send Postcards:

1. Select the Stationery icon located on the mail composition toolbar.

2. Once selected, the Stationery pane will open to the right of the mail window.

3. Select Postcard.

4. Browse for postcards using the category menus.

5. Select the postcard you want to use and then select Apply.

You can also add your favorite postcard to your Extras list, by selecting it and clicking Add to List. The items in your Extras list can be more easily accessed when you want to use them again.

Additionally, Picture Album layouts allow you to send a collection of pictures in any e-mail with several formatting options, including the ability to add captions.

To add Picture Album layout:

1. Select the Camera icon located on the mail composition toolbar.

2. Once selected, the Pictures pane will open to the right of the mailbox window.

3. Click Insert Pictures.

4. Select pictures from those stored on your computer or from pictures stored on AOL (in AOL's You've Got Pictures Service).

5. Select the pictures you want to use and then click Insert. (Make sure to select Individual Pictures when asked how you want to insert the images.)

6. Browse through the category menu for available album layouts.

7. Select the layout you want to use and then click Apply.

You may drag and drop pictures in a Picture Layout to change the picture display order. The picture frame or caption moves with them it as well.

You can also add your favorite Picture Album layout to your Extras list in the same manner that you can save your favorite postcard to your Extras list, by selecting it and clicking Add to List. The items in your Extras list can be more easily accessed when you want to use them again.

Spam Controls

Now, in addition to blocking emails based on individual words, AOL's keyword filtering can stop spam based on phrases. Also, AOL's highly effective Spam Controls are enhanced to give parents greater control. (AOL Keyword: Spam Controls)

To filter mail based on phrases in the mail subject line or body:

1. Click on the Spam Controls link on the lower right hand corner of your mailbox window. The Mail and Spam Controls window will display.

2. Select Custom Word List from the Mail and Spam Controls window.

3. You can then add one or more words (phrases) to the list.

As a parent, you can also decide whether to allow your child to view his or her Spam Folder. By default, AOL Usernames with Parental Controls settings of Kids Only and Young Teens have the Spam Folder hidden.

To hide or unhide the Spam Folder for a specific AOL Username while signed into your master AOL Username (or other AOL Username with similar capabilities):

1. Click on the Spam Controls link on the lower right-hand corner of your mailbox window. The Mail and Spam Controls window will display.

2. Select an AOL Username from the drop-down menu. Then add or remove the check in the checkbox that says Allow this Screen Name to view contents of the Spam Folder.

Address Book

The AOL Address Book puts all of your contacts in one place. Contact management is easier than ever with enhanced search capability and improved display with larger, automatically-populated Address Books. (AOL Keyword: Address Book)

Contact Quick View

For a quick view of your Address Book, you can move the mouse over the Address Book icon found on the Buddy List window. There you can obtain an alphabetized list of your Address Book entries and can go directly to their contact information.



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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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