AOL Mail settings provide customization options for your mailbox and email preferences.
To access Mail Settings1. Click the Mail menu, and then click Mail Settings.
2. Choose your email preferences.
You can choose from the following options:
Mail Away Message settingsDefault Mailbox view settingsShow me mail from settingsSort mail in my mailbox by settingsOld mail Preference settingsReply to messages with and Quote Style settingsOther settings
You can create personalized away messages to let people who send you emails know that you are currently unavailable to read their messages or reply to them. An away message is ideal when you're leaving for a holiday, and you want to let people know when you'll be returning.
To create an email away message, click the Mail menu, click Mail Settings, and then click the word here in To change your Mail Away Message settings, click here.
The Mail Away Message window has four options:
Note: If a person sends you more than one email when you are away, he/she will receive your away message reply only for the first email. When you become available again, remember to turn off your away message.
Back to Settings
The Default Mailbox view section offers two choices - New and Manage Mail. You can choose the mailbox tab that you want displayed when you open your mailbox.
You can decide which emails you want to see when you open your mailbox. The section By default, show me mail from offers you two choices:
You can choose to sort your emails in several ways. Click the Mail menu, click Mail Settings, click the Sort mail in my mailbox by drop-down menu to open it, choose a sorting option from the list, and then click Save. You can choose from the following sorting options:
After you have read an email, it is moved to your Old Mail tab. Your email will remain in your Old Mail for one to seven days, depending on the settings you choose. The default setting is three days. You can choose your preference by clicking the up or down arrow next to the Keep my old mail online __ days after I have read it box.
The Reply to messages with and Quote Style options are available only for AOL 9.0 SE/LE or AOL 9.0 Security Edition software.
The Reply to message with section offers two options:
The Quote Style section offers three options:
I do not see a setting to forward email as attachment.
My Mail setting says Show mail from everyone, sort mail by date (new on top).
Checked items are: motify me b/4 opening mail containing pictures, retain mail, confirm mail sent, perform spell check, retain mail sent in folder and under Quote: blue bar HELP!!! Now what??