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  1. Help from Beta Testers on this board

    To the person who just said:"Don't know about the rest of you Beta Testers, but it seems most of the time I send in Feedback and get a reply it has little to do with the problem reported. " ,,,,,,,,I COMPLETELY AGREE AND RIGHT AFTER YOU POSTED THEY CLOSED IT SO NO MORE COMMENTS COULD BE MADE.

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  2. VERY WEIRD Result writing an email, with underscore character ("_")

    While entering an Underscore as part of a file name in an email
    (I.E. under_in-middle.pdf) the underscore did not show?! ... I copy/pasted that string elsewhere and it did display !!??

    I tested many underscores on a blank line in the same email - and they ALL SHOWED!?!
    ONLY in that one section where I could not get the underscore to show, even copy/paste of an underscore in another line to that one
    spot, it would not show?!

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  3. browser should show progress. Sometimes you think it is frozen , so you refresh , and it screws up the whole session.

    At the bottom it should show the web address and if it is making progress or stuck, because the website sucks or the browser is stuck. If you jump the gun and refresh some secure websites make you go through new verification **** to get back in.

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  4. When system TIMEOUT occurs, AOL loses password

    When leaving the computer for a time, Windows times out..
    Upon return, AOL demands its' Password - Even though the password has been saved.

    My Desktop AOL normally comes up without needing the PW. The 'saved password' was always copied to each new release of the Beta, but once that timeout occurs, the PW is required.

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  5. 1.. PASTE ONLY WORKS 50% OF TIME, MUST BE CONVERTED TO PLAIN TEXT

    1.. COPY PASTE ONLY WORK S 50% OF THE TIME, & REFUSES TO EXCEPT PASTE INTO A WEBSITE, UNLESS IT'S CONVERTED TO "PLAIN UNFORMATED TEXT"

    2... PASTE, CUT UNDO, DOESNT WORK FROM THE MENU ONLY FROM THE MOUSE..

    3... SPELL CHECK ONLY WORKS 50% OF TIME.

    4... EMAIL PAGE CAN BE REDUCED BY 0.5" OLD AOL ALLOWED EMAIL PAGE 80% REDUCTION. VERY USEFULL FEATURE, FOR DOING REPORTS SIDE BY SIDE.

    5.... EMAIL FREEZE4S & DOESNT SEND FOR 1-3 MINUTES, OR WONT SEMD AT ALL. :-( :-( :-(.

    THIS IS A BASIC OF EMAIL SERVER TO SEND EMAIL PROMPTLY.

    6.... EMAIL…

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  6. Fix Email formatting.

    While writing an email, in the pull-down - click "Compose as plain text"... works as it did in older version

    BUT, next, click "Compose as HTML" - and all line feeds, blank lines, and multiple spaces disappear. You are left with a single long line of words.

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  7. When Copying hyperlinked text - COPY the URL too

    when I copy text that has an added hyperlink, the 'hidden' URL is no longer copied with the text. The text does appear with the color of a possible URL, but none is present.

    The 'dropdown' (right mouse click) shows that I CAN ADD a hyperlink but no EDIT or ADD the HYPERLINK' thus none was copied

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  8. Bring back Recently Deleted under Edit. .

    Program is slow or hangs & if you click delete more than once you end up losing multiple emails and can't be recovered.

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  10. Dates were changed on attached files when downloaded

    two months ago, I received an email with one attachment: A ZIP file.
    I had downloaded that one ZIP file. When the ZIP file was processed, I had 14 files with their original date, years old..

    Today, I looked at that older email (in an AOL folder) and there were 14 separate files, instead of the original ZIP file,
    When ALL were downloaded they received all NEW, Current DATES!!

    I Lost all their original Created Dates!

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  11. Text colors in emails not working.

    Clicking the apparent 'background' or 'text' color choices, does nothing.
    There are no choices presented.
    I did note that highlighted AND colored text reverted to black. But nothing allows other colors to be selected

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  12. An option to NOT have sound on automatically when viewing news items

    When opening to read a new item, too often sound comes on with the embedded video, Like tablets and cellphones, the sound should be OFF to start, and be turned on if wanted. Or give us an option to set it how we need it set.

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  13. ADG matching Win 10 Theme

    I was wondering if the top bar colour could match the current Win 10 colour them like other apps and software do within that OS environment.

    Also I don't believe the background image changing option within the client shouldn't be listed under 'FILE' it doesn't make sense, 'Settings' would be a better option and location for that facility

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  14. Black Page when Clicking URL in email

    often when clicking URL in an email I get a black screen in the browser. Reload doesn't help, but canceling the page, reclicking the URL will work. Sometimes having to cancel & reclick more than once.

    No pattern as to when, just often enough to annoy.

    I will Report as Bug the next time it happens.

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  15. When I open Gold and the sign in area is shown, there is no indication that the "Data Mask" function is present.

    I don't want my keystrokes to be seen by anyone. When Gold is opened, the Data Mask feature should be shown before login and password. Please fix this in Gold.

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  16. The browser show progress

    The browser should show , usually at the bottom if it is connecting to website, or not, some kind of progress, so you don't keep clicking and starting the same progress all over.

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  17. You could help me by getting the font and text settings to work. I'm round the bend here . . I have followed all your instructions

    You could help me by getting the font and text settings to work. I'm round the bend here . . I have followed all your instructions. I don't think your tech help people know how to get this to work. I have seen feed back from posters who have tried your suggestion re EDIT etc. Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. .. Nancy

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  18. INSERT LINK :-(


    1) ... INSERT INTO EMAIL "LINK" FROM A WEBSITE
    IS INSERTED IN ANY ALREADY OPEN EMAIL PAGE,
    WHAT A ****?
    IT SHOULD OPEN IT'S OWN NEW EMAIL PAGE?

    2) ...  WHO ARE  THE DEVELOPERS AND FROM WHAT COUNTRY,
    YOU CAN TELL RESPONSES, THAT DEVELOPERS, ARE FOREIGNERS,
    WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND AMERICAN'S HAVE A VERY LOW TOLERANCE FOR INCOMPETENCE & ERRORS!

    3) ... YOU HAD A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A WORKING PERFECTED AOL 9.8  VERSION !!!!!!!
    WHY NOT SPEND A MONTH EXPLORING= "USING IT" AND THAN JUST COPY IT. E-X-A-C-T-L-Y

    4) ... TAKING A YEAR TO CLEAN UP BETA VERSION AND…

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  19. Allow all AOL.com mail free users to use the beta software

    As of January 24, 2017, you all have cut off letting free AOL mail users to beta test, use, and contribute to this beta program. I had all four of my screen names registered and set up to use this service and so did my mom. Mom and I have both been involved with your service in some form or another since we first signed up as paid dial up subscribers back in 1993. Remember that? That was back when AOL ran on DOS from a 3 and half inch floppy drive. Now, look how far you all have progressed.…

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  20. When downloading files

    The old Desktop 'remembered' the previous location. Gold resets after every download to my 'Windows Download directory' ..
    1 - LET ME set the default directory
    2 - LEAVE the previous directory path alone! Don't reset unless I DO IT.

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