Any feedback on AOL Mail?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Dodgeman, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    I know it probably sounds a bit archaic to go want to move to this but I have a few reasons to avoid some of the other more mainstream email accounts and was just curious if anyone had any experience with them as their main email provider..?
  2. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    I used AOL mail right up until 2001 or 2002. My opinion is probably very dated by now. I believe I transferred to Yahoo! and then went to GMail during the beta. Between Yahoo!, GMail and, I prefer GMail for its fast interface, ability to setup complex filters and general ease of use. Yahoo! is a pain in the butt and is so script heavy it's slow or manages to lockup just about any browser.
  3. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    AOL with Oath's new terms of service along with Yahoo is probably the worst provider now.
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    My guess is that your best solution is a paid email service.
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    If you're gonna go old school, then Bronze Age is the way. Try MCI Mail, Prodigy, or eWorld.

    For the truly Paleolithic, there's always IP over avian carrier (aka InterPigeon protocol).
  7. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    All of these services offer a paid plan that removes ads and brings more features. Though I think the OP may like Zoho the most.
  8. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Yeah I have heard of Zoho.
    Yahoo I am just not a fan of part of it is due to hack they suffered.
    Outlook and such are just ok as well.
    However gmail has been great but maybe it's something I am overlooking.... I find a lot of mail goes to spam maybe I can adjust this but haven't played with the "settings"?
    Also I am not a fan of the other tabs like Important and Promotions.... if can adjust those items I think I would be ok.
  9. willmtaylor, Feb 7, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    If you would provide those reasons, more relevant suggestions could be made.
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    My very first email account was with Yahoo. Got it back in 1999, so going on 20 years now.

    This is the email I hand out when I don't want someone or some entity knowing my main email address or when I expect spam. Yahoo has a fairly good spam filter.

    Additionally, I mainly access it via IMAP in my email apps so I'm not usually dealing with the web interface.
  11. Number-Six macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2013
  12. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016

    Come on it can't be that antiquated.
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    My first email address was @aol. It was a while back now!

    These days I use for desired mail.
    Or gmail for shopping etc.

    I have a yahoo one that gets used when you have to leave an email address but you don’t want to!

    Only the comes through to my phone. I just log in to the webmail portal on the other two when required.
  14. throwthedice macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2015
    I've heard proton mail is pretty secure. I have an account there but I'm not using it as my daily driver.
  15. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Yeah that big hack of yahoo, was driving me away from them and those stupid icons in their web app.
    The iCloud mail would be a great option, however... & a big however I do not use iCloud I back all my apple stuff up to the computer. Plus if I ever decide to rid myself of everything apple then I am stuck with an email address tied to them...
  16. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    It is, though.
  17. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    We could build a wall thrice over with the amount of CDs AOL sent out back in the day. I probably had gotten well over 200 CDs by the end of my service. They make decent shooting targets, though.
  18. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020


    Jan 31, 2015
    I suppose you’re no more tied to your Apple account then you are your AOL account. You can still you iCloud email independent of Apple devices.
  19. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Have you considered registering a domain name for your own email address? It’s pretty cheap.

    Many of the hosts have no nonsense, ad free, web logins. You can change hosts whenever you want, without changing your address. If you want ultimate control. You can host it yourself.
  20. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Good option, but I may not go through all that trouble.
    I may give this aol email a try. If it is not what I want guess I will stick to google.
  21. Tmelon macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2011
    I thought someone had bumped an old thread from 2005...
  22. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Its very much alive
  23. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'm having trouble with my password recovery from Prodigy, CompuServe and Genie...

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