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 though 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 email, just check to see if there's a green "AOL Certified Mail" icon between the sender and the subject of the message.

AOL Certified Mail icon image.

Additionally, when you open the email, you'll see the Certified Mail banner above the message details.

AOL Certified Mail banner image.

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.