Use AOL Certified Mail to confirm legitimate AOL emails
AOL Mail is focused on keeping you safe while you use the best mail product on the web. One way we do this is by protecting against phishing and scam emails through the use of AOL Official Mail.
AOL may send you emails from time to time about products or features we think you'd be interested in. If you're ever concerned about the legitimacy of these emails, just check to see if there's a green "AOL Certified Mail" icon between the sender and the subject of the message.
Additionally, when you open the email, you'll see the Certified Mail banner above the message details.
If you get a message that seems like it's from AOL, but it doesn't have those 2 indicators, it's a fake email. Make sure you immediately mark it as spam and don't click on any links in the email.