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  1. Restore the old spam settings. Now we only have one setting.

    First you took away stationery and vast choice of fonts, emojis, etc. Then you changed how mail is set up (from new, old, sent, spam, deleted mail to current style) and the Spam settings from numerous choices to only one (blocked). it seems the longer we continue to PAY for AOL Gold, the less we are getting for our money. I see by the Feedback that I'm far from alone in feeling AOL Gold does not seem "golden" to your PAYING customers.

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    157 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great news! Based on your feedback we’re restoring some legacy spam controls. There isn’t a specific date when they’ll be available, but they are on our roadmap and will be added soon.

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

  2. "BLOCK EMAIL" made simple + easy!

    PLEASE, include a "BLOCK EMAIL" option in the drop down window when an email is clicked on. Having to type in the address(es) in the current block email system is VERY tedious and they change their addresses hourly. I AM SICK-AND-TIRED of all these, "I want to have *** w/ you." emails, etc. ****! Make it easy!

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    We’re adding more spam settings in the near future based on this type of feedback! Thanks for reaching out, so we can improve the ADG experience.

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

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  4. news delete

    Give me the option to delete your news feed, I don't need to be told how to think.

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  5. Background vs Stationery

    You obviously misunderstood, we didn't want your stationery, we want to be able to OUR OWN backgrounds like before. How difficult is that? You don't even understand what your customers want or need, yet you increase the rates? That's almost laughable. You're stealing from us. Why didn't you take notes of AOL 9.8.2 before you cut it off? You don't have a clue as to what we want or need. You're not even trying to satisfy us. Why not?

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  6. Restore being able to see the number of emails on each screen name when changing screen names

    Restore being able to see the number of emails on each screen name when changing screen names. It was absurd that you removed this helpful feature just because someone whined about privacy!

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  7. PLEASE stop posting photos of abused animals on welcome screen!

    Many AOL users keep asking AOL to stop posting photos of abused or starving animals on the Welcome Screen, yet AOL continues to do so. There is no way to opt out of seeing these horrific photos, so you sign onto AOL and the first thing you see is a photo of an abused dog or other animal. I'm not sure any AOL administrator actually sees our requests on this because all we ever get is the robotic answer, "Thank you for your feedback." If any human AOL employee sees this, PLEASE do something about posting these horrific photos of…

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  8. bring back animations to email

    stationery is lame but better than nothing THE OLD ANIMATIONS AND MUSIC were great bring them back to us.

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  9. How do I add new fonts to AOL Gold? Used to be able to use Edwardian script to make fancy messages but the choices with GOLD are limited??

    Need more font choices such as Edwardian script or such to make nice cards or messages. Old version allowed more fonts and/or ability to add fonts? Can we add new fonts?

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    13 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We appreciate your feedback and will be adding more fonts in the future. Thanks for reaching out and making us aware of this request!

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

  10. Save To My PC

    When the heck did you change the 'saved to my pc'? It used to save to a folder in My Documents ON MY COMPUTER! It was great as I didn't have to get on line to sign in to AOL to see mails I saved to MY PC! I don't like the idea of having to sign on to my email account, which requires an online connection to look for something I saved to my computer. Please bring back that feature.

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  11. Convenient Email settings gone.

    New Gold Format has taken away small, but convenient settings. I now have to open each one of my screens to see if there is mail. Old Format showed number of emails on Sign On screen list.

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  12. Restore Email Headings with Date on Far Right

    Please restore or give the ability to move the date on the email headings to the far right

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    2 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,

    We’re happy to help! Can you provide some more details about your request? For example, do you want the ability to drop and drag the Date column so it’s on the far right of the message view?

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

  13. Remove from "MY" Favorites- Chat Rooms, AOL Bennefits and AOL Premium Services. At least give us the option

    Option to delete AOL Premium Services, AOL My Benefits, and Chat Rooms. These are NOT "MY FAVORITES."

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  14. Spam Mail Deletion

    I would suggest that recently deleted "Spam Mail" should go into the "Recently Deleted" folder the way previous versions (Blue) of AOL did for years. This would allow review prior to permanent deletion, esp. if the Spam Mail were deleted in error.

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  15. Clarity of font changed on Desktop Gold .

    Clarity of font changed on Desktop Gold for the worse. Please restore to prior settings.

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  16. Mew emojis are nice but most of them are too small to use. You can't make them larger using font size.

    Please make them work with choice of font sizes so we can make them larger.

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  17. Attachment Preview option

    I use desktop software for email & I appreciate to have an option to preview the attachment prior downloading the attachment. In this manner can only download those attachments which are required for future reference and discard those after reading. This option is not currently available. Please do the needful to have this option and advise.

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  18. ADBlock Plus

    My browser is FIREFOX. I recently moved from AOL 9.??? to AOL Gold. In the former I successfully used ADBlock Plus and was pleased with the results. I find that AOL Gold is much like AOL 9.?? BEFORE I installed ADBlock Plus. TOO MANY ADS in Gold. I contacted your support desk and was told that AOL Gold currently does NOT support ADBlock Plus. They suggested I submit this thru feedback.Roy

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  19. Improve toolbar with new icons, fixing distorted ones, and customizing the ENTIRE toolbar

    Here are some suggestions:

    1: Some of the icons are distorted and fuzzy. Please fix visual appearance.

    2. It would be nice to be able to customize the ENTIRE toolbar. Some icons I haven't even touched, such as Explore or Finance.

    3. The SEARCH button on the toolbar is out of place compared to the other buttons... it's dark. In previous beta tests (YEARS ago) it used to be either a yellow or gold color with dark text.

    4. Can we please get some updates on some of the icons? For example, the EXPLORE icon needs to look like binoculars,…

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  20. Saving individual mail folders in Gold

    Bring back the old way of saving mail folders in your Personal Filing Cabinet like it has been since the beginning of AOL - yes I have been a paying member since the day it started and with Gold can no longer save the individual folders in the Mail to another location like a DVD or memory stick. These folders get way too big and non-manageable over time
    If you right click on a saved mail folder now in Gold it says :"Save Folder As" - like it always has - but when you click on it nothing happens.
    This…

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