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Avoid spoofing emails and spam in the AOL app

The AOL app includes spoofing and spam alerts for your emails. Here's how to recognize these alerts.

Recognize a spam alert

When AOL detects a possible spam sender, you'll receive a notification to help you quickly report the message as a spam. You may also choose to unsubscribe from the sender's mailing list.

Spam example

Recognize a spoof alert

Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header, which means the message appears to be coming from somewhere other than the actual source. Use the Report button to notify AOL about spoofed email addresses, or choose It's safe to continue.

Spoofed email example