AOL Mail can be customized to suit your every need. Personalize how you write emails, manage your incoming messages, the general look of your inbox, and more.

1. Sign in to AOL Mail.
2. Next to your username, click Settings | More settings.

3. Click the tab for the setting you want to change.


Where can I find each setting?

Calendar default viewCalendar
Calendar displayCalendar
Create new filterFilters
Default compose modeCompose
Delete filters (X button)Filters
Display nameCompose
Edit filtersFilters
Mail away messageGeneral
New mailGeneral
Reading mailGeneral
Sending mailCompose
Sender name displayGeneral
Sender filterBlock Sender
Time zoneCalendar
Today on AOLGeneral

Update General settings

Change any of the following settings, then click Save to finalize your selection:

Inbox Style Select what type of inbox you want.
Mail Away Message Create and enable away messages.
Contacts Choose how you want your Contacts displayed and sorted.
New Mail Select the sound you want played when new email arrives.
Reading Select how you want your emails to be displayed in your inbox.
Today on AOL Select the box to show latest news, unread messages, and mail tips.
Sender Name Display Choose to display either the sender's name or email address.

Update Compose settings

Change any of the following settings, then click Save to finalize your selection:

Cc/Bcc Select whether or not you want Cc/Bcc displayed.
Default Compose Mode Select how you want the compose screen displayed.

• Write mail in a pop-up screen.

• Write mail in full plane compose.

• Write mail in a separate window.

Rich Text/HTML Create a signature and enable Rich Text/HTML editing to use your preferred font and color.
Display Name Enter the name you want displayed when you send an email.
Sending Choose how you want your sent messages checked:

• Select if you want messages checked for spelling before sending.

• Select if you want email addresses automatically added to contacts.

• Select if you want a sent confirmation to appear on a separate page.

Update the Block Senders list

Take control of your inbox by keeping your spam list up to date.

1. Click the Block Senders tab.
2. In the box under "Block mail from addresses I specify," enter the email address you want blocked.
3. Click the + icon
4. Alternatively, to remove the address, click the X icon next to the address you want removed.

Update Filter Settings

Create filters to make sure your incoming emails go where you want them to. Once you've created a filter, you'll be able to edit or delete it from the same screen.

Filters can be deleted by clicking the X next to "Edit."

Create a filter

1. Click Create filter.
2. Enter the parameters of your filter.
3. Click Save.

Edit a filter

1. Mouse over the filter's name.
2. Click Edit.
3. Enter the change you want to make.
4. Click Save.

Update Calendar settings

Change any of the following settings, then click Save to finalize your selection:

Default View - Select your default view: Day, Week, Month or Year.
Time Zone
- Click Settings | Calendar options. Select the Time Zone you would like.
- Click Settings | Calendar options. Choose what time your typical day goes from.

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