do a better job at filtering spam
Lately I am gettong lots of spam that is not going directly tomthe spam folder? Why is this happening
Hi. We're sorry to hear you're receiving spam emails! We have some solutions for you, please refer to this article to learn how to best manage unwanted emails: https://help.aol.com/articles/aol-mail-spam-and-privacy
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JOHN LANCASTER commented
Does AOL even know how to block spam? I have forwarded them 1,159 spam emails for addressing and they can even block a simple domain like .cloud or .yachts. If you can't do your job, then enable our customers to be able to block using wild cards. Someone has to do your job sincey ou apparently are not capable.
Maddalena Nappi Reidy commented
In the last 2 wks, I have recvd about 1,000 (!!) spam emails. I thought I would send you a sampling of those spam emails from the past 2 days so that you can see the multiple spammers who spam all day and every day. I always have a few new ones every day in mail or trash folder. Perhaps you can create a block to please stop this never-ending, ever-increasing number of spam mails.
UK - miscellaneous
encuesta - (Mexico)
Poland - miscellaneous
Rɑch𝑒l Rɑy email@example.com
Spain - miscellaneous
CORBY CARNELL commented
I have had AOL forever. I do have g-mail too but AOL is my main account. I agree with a lot of users, there is way too much spam. G-mail hardly ever has spam. What are they doing that AOL could do to stop all this spam? It's ridiculous!
Jay Rod commented
I am getting 100 to 200 spam emails a day and growing. Blocking them is pointless because they come from email auto generated servers, you can block 20 today and the'll just send 50 new emails tomorrow, they come randomly too, very frustrating and annoying. As a pay member I expect a program to block such auto email generated companies from sending me tons of junk daily. This has been a nightmare for me and have wasted hundreds of hours trying to find a solution, i give up, it's AOL turn to create such program.
B C commented
This email I use to make comments on AOL articles and the only one that gets flooded with spam. WTH AOL!!!!
Mary Mihalik commented
I have had Verizon as my main email address for decades. Since AOL has taken over it has been a Spam nightmare. I have 3 other email addresses and none compare to AOL low grade quality. I dread changing my email address due to all the contacts and business and financial entities I have to contact, but I am making a commitment to leave this lousy service.
THOMAS MORGAN commented
Please increase the blocked email limit to at least 5000 email addresses. I am getting hundreds of spam emails every week even after blocking 1000 email addresses. Wouldn't it be better to block these emails rather than store them on your servers? AOL does a good job Iding these emails and putting them in my spam folder, but they do not appear to auto delete within a reasonable time frame. (2215 spam emails in my spam folder dated from 2/28/23 to 3/16/23. Feb 27th was the last time I manually deleted all of the emails in my spam folder)
Dr Brooks commented
THIS "ALLOW ONLY EMAIL FROM CONTACT LIST" IS NOT WORKING! TRASH US STILL GETTING THROUGH! WHY!
JIM ADAMS commented
Why have spam settings changed recently. The vast majority of spam I receive is now in my inbox.
R CANO commented
This is the worst spam filter in the world!! Instead of eliminating Spam just move them to a folder wish is full every day.
Jennifer McCrea commented
Spam box filled with sometimes disgusting emails - how can they be stopped . They use different email addresses each time so blocking is no use.
LORETTA DATE commented
Since you started this "new aol mail" system, my mail has been consistently disarranged as follows: My regular mail is often put in spam and almost 100 percent of the spam mail is inserted into regular mail. End result is 400 items in regular mail and 35 in spam. I won't brother addressing our "new" system as you put me on it and it took all day to get off that system. I've been with aol for decades so it'll take some effort to go to another system but you've about succeeded in giving the incentives needed. This is just a shame. Loretta Date
Today I received a new email using AOL in the from field... "aol-info@" Sound familiar? Similar to renter-info that has been loading my spam and inbox folders for months now. Spammer is telling me to get McAfee. Wonder how many domain names will eventually show up following aol-info. My idea for this post is for AOL to contact their buyer Apollo Global Management and have them track down the spammers they sold our data to.
I sent some in also. Response... report as spam. Never heard back from legal. When sold the new company obtained all our data. AOL never contacted us about our data being sold. We were never given any info on the new owners of our data. Verizon agreed to sell AOL and Yahoo to the private-equity firm Apollo Global Management.
This article is from before the sale happened, but interesting and discusses the potential uses of our data by Apollo Global Management leading up to info on deleting our accounts. https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/how-to-delete-old-aol-and-yahoo-accounts-a1013802342/
JOHN LANCASTER commented
How about actually blocking spam emails! AOL is probably the worst at preventing spam from getting into peoples email boxes. Since Jan 22, I have forwarded 975 spam emails for them to investigate with most being from the same domain (.cloud). But apparently AOL does not have the expertise to handle such a small task as filtering. If you can't do it then implement wild card options for us to block the spam emails. I will continue to forward every spam I receive to Tim.Armstrong@oath.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. If have to deal with spam because of your lack of expertise, then you have to deal with it also.
ROY PATTERSON commented
HOW DO IBLOCK CERTAIN EMAILS?
ROY PATTERSON commented
HOW DO I BLOCK CERTAIN EMAILS?
KENNETH LOUIS commented
I am receiving spam emails that that are addressed to someone other than me. yet they come to my inbox.
B BHW commented
Start blocking blocked emails.
Below are the main email names I receive every few minutes daily. We should start a list for AOL since reporting the thousands and thousands as spam does not seem to trigger AOL or Yahoo to deny the spammers use of their servers. The domains change by the minute and daily and start around 2 a.m. through 8 p.m. Probably 90% are renter emails. Maybe AOL shoud look-up the registrars and registrants on Whois and contact them. The frustration daily isn't healthy. It's beyond spam and to a point of harassment and it's all about advertising and scamming people.