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How To Change Receiving & Reading Settings in AOL

Email is a private thing so it’s very important to manage our Email settings. In this post, you’ll get to know about how to manage receiving and reading settings in AOL mail.

Method-1 (How do I set AOL Mail to notify me when I get new mail)

If you are waiting for an important email, then you can set up notification when a new message arrives in your AOL mail. Below are the steps-

1. Go to the mailbox, in the upper right, select “Options” and then tab on “Mail Settings”.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-1

2. Tab on “General” option in the left panel.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-2

3. In the “New Mail” section, tab on the box next to“Play a sound when new mail arrives” so there’s a check mark next to it.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-3

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the option “Save Settings”.

Method-2 (Can I preview my emails before opening them)

In order to view your mail and read your messages all in the same window, you can use reading pane view in AOL Mail. To enable the reading pane view to follow these steps-

1. Go to the mailbox, click “Options” in the upper right, and then select “Mail Settings”.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-1

2. On the“General Settings” page, in the “Reading” section, select on the box next to “Enable reading pane to preview mail” so it’s checked.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-2

3. Click on the “Save Settings” option at the bottom of the page.

Method-3 (How do I hide images from unknown senders)

In order to protect you from computer viruses (which can be embedded in pictures sent in an email), hiding images from unknown senders are the best option. To hide images in mail from unknown senders follow this method-

1. Go to the mailbox, click “Options” in the upper right, and then select “Mail Settings”.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-1

2. Select the “General” option in the left panel.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-2

3. In the Reading section, select the checkbox next to“Hide images in mail from unknown senders” option.

How to Change Receiving & reading settings in AOL -step-3

4. Tab on “Save Settings” button at bottom of the page. You’ve done here.

Watch this video to Setting up Gmail to send & receive mail from an AOL

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  • Gaurav Singh

    i’m not getting notification although my all settings are correct. help?

  • rahul singh

    thanks for this explanation..

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    AOL Mailbox font too small to read. Is there any way to change it ?

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    Problem: Thunderbird installed with 2 different AOL accounts. Can receive, but cannot send?

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    Checked always show full headers.option but what do work of this option. please give a suggestion

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    How do I enable my email client to display images?