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  1. Why is there such a long Dwell time for AOL emails to appear in Outlook?

    Why is there such a long Dwell time for AOL emails to appear in Outlook?

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  2. Making the compose box bigger

    Make the compose box field on AOL Desktop Gold bigger or expand it so that when I compose an email, it will be the format the way what I want. Make it like what you have on AOL Mail website.

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  3. Allow the use of fingerprint to log in to e mail on i phone . My phone does not even remember my user id.

    Allow the use of fingerprint to log in on i phone. My i phone does not even remembers my user i d

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  4. Terrible. You need to update buggy software. E-mail is a disaster.

    Call me for detailed discussion. I worked with a rep in Romania who was clueless. I was saved by a rep in the Philippines who knew what she was doing, but was hampered by the lousy software. Call me at 914-937-6007 for full details

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  5. It's horrible. I'm about to d/c after 20+ years.

    It's horrible. and getting worse. I'm about to d/c after 20+ years.

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  6. confirmation

    When saving an email to a folder, you used to get a confirmation popup box so you knew it had been filed successfully, to the folder you wanted it to go to. As of today, 7/21/20,you no longer get that popup. Please put it back.

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  7. Need to Update Your New Update. It wastes the time or your clients!

    Need to update your New Update.
    AOL has finally convinced me to find another email system. Your latest update where my minimized emails automatically pop up after sending or closing another email makes it so that it takes way more of my time than I have for answering emails. I am done unless this is changed before I find another service. Check I have been with you for more than 20 years. I am a Rotarian, owner of and escrow corporation, President of a large Retired Teachers association, VP of a condo complex HOA with 551 residences. I do not…

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  9. 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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  10. Is there a way to consolidate similar mail folders as subfolders inside other folders. Better organization. Like Outlook.

    It seems like there should be an ability to consolidate similar mail folders as sub-folders inside main folders. This will allow for a more efficient organization with respect to the mail folders. For example, If i have a College Folder, I should be able to create sub-folders like 2019, 2020, and then break those down to something like History 101, Math 120, etc.... This would be similar to what MS Outlook allows you to do.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Why can't I select my own password? So what if I have used it before? What's it to you???

    Let users use whatever password they prefer. Don't be so ****.

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  15. wow...i am being singled out...i hope this is being reviewed by a human, because you are losing a 30 year aol member, why is somebody able t

    wow...i am being singled out...i hope this is being reviewed by a human, because you are losing a 30 year aol member, why is somebody able to call me an *** hat, and i cannot repeat it in jest? community guidelines? this is inequality, un fair, and unamerican. you should not be called america online, america is about freedom of speech, not censoring some and not others. I did not even direct it at somebody, but a hat. they were allowed to insult me tho? I am done reading your aol news, done with commenting, the only entertaining thing left.…

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  16. Where are Saved Emails Stored on my PC with Older Versions of AOL Desktop (before AOL Desktop Gold) and transferring those emails to new PC

    Go to:
    C: Drive / Program Data / AOL 9.8.2 (or another version you may have used)/ organize

    In the Organize folder find the file with:
    “your AOL email screen name” with no file extension
    Rename that file adding the extension: .pfc

    In your current AOL Desktop Gold software. Go to Edit / General Settings / My Data / Import from Older AOL Files / PFC Import

    Now search for the .pfc file you just renamed, and import that file

    Close and Restart AOL Desktop Gold and Hopefully you will see all of your previously saved folders and AOL emails…

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  17. When are you going to fix the address book so our print feature works again. If aren't going to be to print our address book anymore, then r

    When are you going to fix the address book so our print feature works again. If aren't going to be to print our address book anymore, then remove the darn print button that is in it.

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  18. picture editing options

    Will you PLEASE fix the picture editing options in email. Except for rare occasions when it's available, there is generally no way to access it. It used to be a simple right click.

    This is ridiculous. AOL worked better when it was free. I've been waiting years for you to fix it.... so JUST ]FIX IT before I move my mail to another server and delete the entire app!

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  20. Aol Desktop Gold

    Suggest you offer an option in the settings for mail to always show oldest "New" mail at the top, and newest at the bottom permanently. Currently, I have to click on 'Date' every time to reverse the order of display!

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