I have been user of AOL for over 15 years - the main thing is for email. This is quickly becoming the most difficult aspect of the plan.
I have been user of AOL for over 15 years - the main thing is for email. This is quickly becoming the most difficult aspect of the plan when it was the reason I used this program in the first place. What benefits for paid subscription when you can't even get decent email (like the free programs). You need to re-evaluate your business objectives
Alex Stephens commented
Free plans are allowed 1 TB of mail storage. There is no other email provider, paid or otherwise, who is good enough to offer this. That alone makes me stay with AOL for life!
If you dislike the webmail, or Desktop Gold, then I recommend setting up your choice of mail client application programs. AOL supports the IMAP and SMTP standards, so you've got many options. There are directions on what the server settings etc are, at: https://help.aol.com/articles/how-do-i-use-other-email-applications-to-send-and-receive-my-aol-mail