AOL webmail is a free email service that is made possible by marketing ads. If you find the ads to be distracting, you can temporarily hide them and even give feedback on them. To do this, hover over the ad and click the "X" in the upper right corner. You'll be given the option to temporarily hide the ad or provide feedback on it. If you prefer to permanently remove ads from your AOL Mail experience, purchase an Ad-Free AOL Mail subscription.

Types of ads you'll see

Ads in empty folders - Ads will appear in folders containing no emails in the webmail interface.
Ads in the right column - These ads appear on the right side of your emails in the webmail interface.
Inline ads - These banner ads appear above the emails in your Inbox and other folders. They'll have an "AD" label next to them.

Ad-Free AOL Mail won't remove ads from the sign in screen or the main AOL page. It also won't affect spam, subscribed advertising emails, or AOL product ads.

Free AOL Mail experience

AOL Mail is a free email service that offers users a number of features to manage their email communication. With a free AOL Mail account, users can send and receive email messages, as well as manage their contacts and calendar events.

Purchase Ad-Free AOL Mail

1. Go to the Ad-Free AOL Mail page.
2. Click Activate Now.
3. Sign in to your account.
4. Click Get Ad-Free AOL Mail.
5. Enter your billing information.
6. Click Sign Up Now.

An Ad-Free AOL Mail subscription is only effective for the username under which it was purchased. If other usernames on the account would also like the Ad-Free AOL Mail experience, they can purchase a separate subscription for that username.

Tip icon.Important to remember - Ad-Free AOL Mail may already be included in your AOL Advantage Plan at no additional cost. Visit My Benefits to view your current benefits.

To manage your subscription, visit My Account.

Ad-Free experience in AOL Mail

An Ad-Free AOL Mail subscription provides users with an email experience that is free from advertising. When users purchase an Ad-Free subscription, they will no longer see ads displayed on the AOL Mail interface. You may already have access to Ad-Free AOL Mail. To see if it's included in your AOL Advantage Plan, visit My Benefits to view your current benefits.

Temporarily hide ads and give ad feedback

Click the "X" on ads in the right column to temporarily remove that specific ad and provide feedback. If you opt out of a certain advertiser, a new ad will appear next time you refresh your page.

Seeing popups after purchasing Ad-Free AOL Mail

The popups you're seeing in AOL Mail are promotions for AOL products and brands. With Ad-Free AOL Mail, only paid ads are removed from your AOL webmail experience. To opt out of AOL webmail popups, edit your marketing preferences.