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How to Access My AOL Email

Updated April 17, 2017

AOL Mail is a free e-mail service that also provides users with access to the latest headlines and local weather information. Users can customise a toolbar within the email account to access AOL instant messenger, to-do lists, other e-mail accounts and a variety of other services and tools. AOL mail is accessible several ways, including through the AOL home page or the AOL toolbar.

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  1. Open a Web browser and navigate to

  2. Click on the "Mail" icon, which will bring you to the sign-in page.

  3. Type your username and password into the appropriate fields and click “Sign in.”

  4. Download the AOL toolbar by clicking "Services" and selecting “AOL Toolbar.”

  5. Click "Download Free Toolbar."

  6. Read the license agreement. Remove the ticks from the boxes that say "set AOL as my home page" and "set AOL as my default search" if you do not want AOL to change those browser settings.

  7. Click "Agree and Install."

  8. Restart your browser to finish installing the toolbar. Click the mail icon to navigate to your AOL e-mail account.

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Sherry Morgan has been professionally demonstrating her writing ability since 2005. Within her writing career, she has written for, Associated Content, Textbroker, and an extensive list of personal clients. She is currently working on her Associate of Applied Science degree in business management at MGCCC, focusing on business and creative writing.

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