To block junk e-mail E-mail is typically a one-to-one communications system. With an AOL screen name, you can e-mail with other AOL and Internet users.
1. Sign on to the AOL service with a master screen name A Screen Name is your online identity. It is also your e-mail address and publicly identifies you anytime you communicate with others online in public areas like chat rooms and message boards. By using a screen name, you can keep in touch with friends & family or make new friends in many areas.
2. On the Mail menu on the AOL toolbar, click Mail Controls Mail Controls are Custom Controls that specify people with whom the user can exchange e-mail. Mail Controls must be set using a master screen name. Parents can use Mail Controls to determine who can and cannot send e-mail to their child's screen name..
3. Click Next.
4. Select the screen name you want to work with from the Set Mail Controls For list, and then choose one of the following options:
Allow all e-mail to be delivered to this screen name Anyone who has access to e-mail software can send e-mail to you.
Block all e-mail from being delivered to this screen name Nobody can send e-mail to you.
Customize Mail Controls for this screen name Choose who can send you e-mail.
5. Click Next. At this point you will either save your settings, or specify people and places that can or cannot send you e-mail, depending on the choice you selected in the previous step.
To allow or block e-mail from particular people or places
1. After following the steps above, choose one of the following options:
Allow e-mail from all AOL members, e-mail addresses, and domains (anyone can send you mail).
Allow e-mail from all AOL members. Block e-mail from all others (only AOL members using the AOL software can send you mail).
Allow e-mail from all AOL members, and from the listed domains and e-mail addresses. Block e-mail from all others (all AOL members, people whose specific address you list, and any domain -- the portion of the e-mail address after the @ symbol -- you list can send you mail)
Allow e-mail from the listed AOL members, e-mail addresses, and domains. Block e-mail from all others (only AOL members and other people or domains you specify can send you mail).
Block e-mail from the listed AOL members, e-mail addresses, and domains. Allow e-mail from all others (anyone you do not specifically list can send you mail).
2. Click Next.
3. Choose whether the screen name can send and receive e-mail with embedded pictures or file attachments.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Save.
6. Click Close.
The option you choose will dpend on whether the list of people and places you want to receive mail from or the list of people you do not want to receive mail from is longer.
The list of allowed or blocked people and places cannot exceed 100 e-mail addresses and Internet The Internet is a world-wide network of computers that allows people to send e-mail, browse and create Web pages, communicate in chat rooms and instant messages, and much more. AOL offers access to the World Wide Web through direct hyperlinks, AOL Search, and Keywords. Reminder: Some Internet content may contain objectionable material. domains.