How to Block Emails on AOL and Keep Your Inbox Clean

Keeping your inbox clean is very important, especially with thousands of different spammers roaming around, looking for a new target. Spam emails can be a source of malicious software that can destroy your computer or reveal your personal or financial information to spammers, who will use it to gain profit.

AOL is an American web portal and online service provider. The company was formerly known as America Online when it was founded in 1985. AOL is one of the pioneers of the Internet, providing a variety of services, including dial-up in the 1990s. 

How to Block Spam Emails on AOL With DoNotPay?

Being able to block spam in your inbox is very important. That is why AOL has introduced a spam filter that helps you block an email address from sending you messages. While this is somewhat effective, it does not eliminate the threat of spam and phishing emails. 

DoNotPay is able to provide you with a service that will help you report, and eventually block spam email on AOL, with the possibility of being compensated. Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Log into your DoNotPay account in your web browser or iOS app
  2. Select the Spam Collector option — either on the dashboard on the left or scroll down
  3. Enter your email to connect it with DoNotPay
  4. Forward the spam to spam@donotpay.com the next time you get it

Once you’re done with these four steps, one of the next two things will happen: 

  1. You will be unsubscribed automatically
  2. Your case will be added to a class action lawsuit against the sender if there is one

The second option is possible only if the spam email is illegal, which means that you did not agree to receive it or there is no unsubscribe option. If your case gets added to a class action settlement, a flag will appear in the Spam Collector tab in your DoNotPay dashboard. 

How to Block Unwanted Emails in AOL on Your Own?

AOL’s spam filters automatically catch most spam emails. If the spam is not caught, you can report it as spam manually. Report spam on your own helps Aol’s system learn that a specific sender’s emails should be marked as spam in the future. This helps AOL protect their users by recognizing harmful emails. 

Here’s how you can mark spam emails on AOL:

  1. Go to AOL Mail
  2. Select the email you want to mark as Spam
  3. Click Spam on the top of the page

If this is too much of a hassle, you can always report spam on AOL with DoNotPay. We will take care of everything, all you have to do is provide us with the necessary information. 

How to Block Emails on AOL for iPhone?

If you hate seeing your inbox full on your iPhone, there’s a solution for that as well. Spams can be as effective on mobile devices as on desktops, and keeping your iPhone inbox spam-free is also important. The solution is the block the spammer on AOL or block the email address, and here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Log in to your AOL account
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Spam Controls
  4. Click Edit Spam Controls for the AOL 10.1 version’s mail control
  5. Click Block Mail From Addresses I specify
  6. Click Save

We realize that constantly blocking emails in AOL can be tiring and time-consuming. That is why DoNotPay can provide you with a solution that will make this process easier, and hopefully, you’ll be compensated. 

How to Create a Spam Filter on AOL?

Reporting emails as spam is always a good thing to do. You can also create a filter that will root out unwanted subscription mails. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Click Options, under your Username
  2. Select Mail Settings
  3. Click on the Spam Settings tab
  4. Enter the email you want to block
  5. Click on the + icon
  6. Click Save Settings

If you decide to remove a specific email from the spam filter, simply go the options again and press the X button. 

AOL Mail Spam and Privacy Policies

If you are targeted by a tireless spammer, and you are looking to get rid of the spam, you should be familiar with AOL’s mail spam and privacy policies, to have a broader understanding of your rights and the process of blocking a spammer. Here are some of AOL’s fundamental policies regarding mail privacy:

  • AOL will never share or endorse its users’ email address to spammers
  • AOL is working to improve its spam protection
  • Using the This Is Spam/This Is Not Spam respectively is a great way to fight spammers
  • If spam mail is already in your Spam Folder, the filter is efficient

AOL encourages its users to change their passwords if they are still concerned about the security of their accounts, especially if the accounts are displaying signs of suspicious activity. 

The Dangers of Spam Emails

Spam emails carry many risks. The most common form of spam is the phishing scams, which are classified as a form of cybercrime. Phishing scams include defrauding users or obtaining sensitive information by creating a false sense of urgency with the user. These emails almost always seem harmless to the naked eye.  Scammers disguise themselves as legitimate companies and send out thousands of emails to users, offering financial independence or other forms of get-rich-quick schemes.

Spam is commonly referred to as junk mail, but there are some crucial differences. The senders of junk mail always offer a way to unsubscribe from receiving junk emails, and spammers do not. Another difference is that spam can come through different media: 

Junk Emails

Spam/Phishing Emails
Mail

Emails

Emails

Social Media

SMS

Spam emails can compromise your computer, which ultimately compromises your personal or financial information. It is essential to know how to spot these scams and report them. 

If you are not comfortable with doing the reporting on your own, you can leave it to DoNotPay. All you have to do is register and log in, and we will take care of the rest. 

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay, as the world’s first robot lawyer, can offer you a variety of solutions that will help you with your everyday online and offline life.  We can help you with disputing parking tickets, suing big corporations, all the way to handling your online subscriptions. 

The DoNotPay Virtual Credit Card is one of our solutions, which we are very proud of. This card can be used for subscribing for free online trials, without being charged for a full month’s subscription after the trial ends. The money will stay in your pocket, instead of going to a subscription you were not planning on using in the first place. 

We can provide you many other solutions, all you have to do is log in to DoNotPay in your web browser or iOS app and choose what you want to do. We can help you with: