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. Under your username, click Options | Mail Settings.

Image of the Mail Settings menu.

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

Image of the Mail Settings tab.

Where can I find each setting?

SETTINGTAB
Auto sign offGeneral
Calendar default viewCalendar
Calendar displayCalendar
Cc/BccCompose
ContactsGeneral
Create new filterFilters
Default compose modeCompose
Delete filtersFilters
Display nameCompose
Edit filtersFilters
FontCompose
Mail away messageGeneral
New mailGeneral
Reading mailGeneral
RemindersCalendar
Sending mailCompose
Sender name displayGeneral
SignatureCompose
Time zoneCalendar
Today on AOLGeneral

Update General settings

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

* 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

* Reading – Select how you want your emails to be displayed in your inbox.

* New Mail – Select the sound you want played when new email arrives.

* Mail Away MessageCreate and enable away messages.

* Auto Sign Off – Choose how long before AOL will automatically sign you off.

* Contacts – Choose how you want your contacts displayed and sorted.

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/HTMLCreate 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 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, or Month.

* Time Zone – Select your preferred time zone.

* Display – Choose what time your typical day goes from.

* Reminders – Select where you want reminders to be sent.