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  1. Put back the block on only receiving email from those people in my address book.

    Put back the option to only receive email from those people in my address book Please.

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      329 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Spam Settings

      This a complaint more than an idea for improvement. On 8/24/18 the spam controls for one of my email address has stopped filtering out spam. I add address to the "Block mail from addresses I specify" box but emails from those addresses keep coming. The whole mail controls page for that email address has changed, My other email addresses have remained unchanged. What gives??? This is very inconvenient.

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        400 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Due to recent adjustments to the AOL Mail platform, the Spam Settings customization, are no longer available for all accounts. We apologize for the inconvenience. In order to block a specific sender, go to Options – Mail Settings – Spam Settings and add the email addresses in the box below “Block Mail from Addresses I Specify”, then click Save Settings at the bottom, and in case you receive unwanted emails in the Inbox, mark them as Spam.

      • Please remove advertising from side bar of my email. It interferes with reading emails

        please remove advertising. i am not interested in any of it

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          Gathering Feedback  ·  136 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Spam and Block

          Add an icon that allows you to delete Spam and add to the list of blocking. As opposed to copying the address and then add to the Block list.

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          • automatically delete spam mail.

            If someone gets mail that AOL designate as spam, why send it to our spam folder in the first place just delete it.

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            • Spam - I want the ability to block all domains coming from ".uk"

              I noticed that most of the spam that I receive comes from domains ending in ".co.uk" or ".org.uk" and I would like the ability to block domains that have those endings that are not in my address book or listed as approved senders. Is there a way to restrict these domains? Also, I would like AOL to return the option to block emails containing specific words or phrases. I have a paid account and it is very important to me that I be able to have the ability to restrict the excessive spam emails and emails containing ****** content. If…

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              • Need to be able to TURN OFF the SPAM filter. If no addresses are flagged, ALL should be allowed thru!

                Need to be able to TURN OFF the spam filter. If no addresses are flagged, ALL should be allowed thru! "Teaching my spam filter" is a truly silly idea, highly impractical!

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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  27 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • AOL is not concern about your convenience!

                  It's very obvious that AOL does NOT have your interests at heart! Just look at all the pleas and requests to put back the spam blocks to stop unwanted mail and yet NOTHING has been done about it by AOL. THEY DON'T CARE about WHAT YOU THINK OR WOULD LIKE!!! They're ONLY out for themselves! Close your accounts and go somewhere else. There are other places out there, that will block unwanted spam mail!

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                  • Offer a right-click menu option to restrict spam addresses.

                    Give the option to restrict spam addresses or entire domains with a right-click menu option on a spam e-mail, rather than having to jump through hoops to individually add each one to the restricted list.

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                    • SPAM Filter ??

                      Your spam filter regularly moves messages from my kid's high school list serv into the spam folder. I had to turn the filter off, so I wouldn't miss any important e-mail, now the messages get filtered out again. What is going on!!
                      And add to the list of blocked mail entire domains, not just individual addresses. Actually you should allow for a list to be imported.

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                        24 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        By continually using the Not Spam button, you are training your spam filter and our systems to recognize important emails. Additionally, if you are using an email application, like Outlook, Mac Mail, Windows Mail, or the mail app on your mobile device, please check the incoming mail filters in the application’s settings, and change the filters, so that all new emails are kept in the Inbox.

                        In order to block incoming emails from an entire domain, go to mail.aol.com – Options – Mail Settings – Spam Settings – and add the domain name (e.g. @example.com) inside the “Block Mail From Addresses I Specify” field, click the plus button, then Save Settings.

                      • Way too much spam and a friending option is needed.

                        AOL should provide an automatic block and delete spam emails feature instead of letting them get to the spam folder, especially if the sender is not friended. If there was a friending request feature that would let the recipient know that someone wants to friend them that would be different, then the recipient could accept or decline. That is an option that would be useful.

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                        • Not happy about having to click twice to delete a SPAM email

                          Not happy about having to click twice to delete a SPAM email. Please fix this.....it takes twice as long to clean up the SPAM folder. Very aggravating....time is important.

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                          • Stop SPAM FROM YAHOO

                            AOL ARE USELESS WHEN IT COME TO PREVENTING SPAM, MOST COME FROM YAHOO

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                            • Allow blocking from iPad, laptop and iPhone of unwanted emails./

                              Allow sender to be blocked by simply clicking on the unwanted email.

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                              • Listen up everyone!

                                AOL cares nothing about their customers! They don't care what you think. It's for their convenience in making it easier for themselves in not adding the spam features for us. This also puts more money into their pockets. They are more concern in putting in more ads on your webmail page, than making it easier for you!! The best thing to do is to close your AOL account and go somewhere else. If everyone closed their accounts, we'd see how fast they'd move to put in those block features for spamming, back. AOL sucks BIG time!!

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

                                    The best way to resolve this is to mark the emails as “Not Spam” and add the addresses in your contact list, that way you can train the spam filter to better identify important emails in the future.

                                    Also if you use a mobile device or email client to access your mail over IMAP, please check the Spam filters in that application, to make sure it’s not marking important emails as spam.

                                  • I faithfully put spam email addresses and variations of them, using *, by going into Mail Settings, Spam Settings. Are you using this lista

                                    I faithfully add my spam email addresses to Mail Settings, Spam Options, using the full addresses and variations of them, using *. Are you still using this information to filter my incoming mail? It does not seem so and it takes a lot of time to go through my spam and do this everyday. Why can't you add a 'Delete and Block' Function so I don't have to go through 6 steps to add an address, in addition to just Delete. It could be a one step function. Here is a list of my blocked addresses, from over the many…

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                                    • why can I block IP address

                                      you ruined Yahoo now your ruining AOL. we used to have word block as well as address block.
                                      My recommendation is to add IP block and re-add key word block
                                      lets make things better not worse

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                                      • I want AOL to automatically delete emails that only contain links to click on

                                        Many spam emails contain only links to click on. AOL should be able to recognize these as spam and block or delete them completely. I do not want them coming to my spam folder which inundates that folder and it is difficult to sift thru all of these unwanted spams looking for emails that may have gone to the spam folder in error.

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                                        • Spam, specifically e-mail blocking

                                          Why are we limited to 1,000 blocked e-mail addresses?

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