AOL Desktop software is being discontinued. If you're an active user of AOL Desktop, you should receive an email from AOL about the changes, including information about when your AOL Desktop software will no longer be available.

You can continue to access your AOL Mail and other AOL products via the web using a web browser, or using the AOL mobile app.

Access AOL Mail using a web browser

If you have a web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome installed on your computer, you can access your AOL Mail via the web.

1. Open your web browser.
2. Go to
3. Sign in to your account.

Once you sign in, you'll find your email, your contacts, the latest news, and more. Get help with using AOL Mail.

Access AOL Mail using the AOL mobile app

The AOL app can be installed on most mobile devices, including mobile phones and tablets.

1. Download and install the AOL app on your mobile device.
2. Open the AOL app.
3. Sign in to your account.

Learn more about the AOL Mail app.

Answers to common questions

Will I lose my old emails?

No. Your emails will still be available to you after AOL Desktop is retired and can be accessed at using a web browser or with the AOL app.

Will I lose my contacts?

No. Your contacts will remain available to you and can be accessed at using a web browser or with the AOL app.

Will AOL Desktop be uninstalled from my computer?

No. AOL Desktop won't be uninstalled unless you uninstall it, but you won't be able to access it after it’s discontinued.