Agreed. AOL has no clue what they are doing.
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.
AOL is clueless. They have no useful SPAM filter. They move emails when I don't want them to, losing emails because of this stupidity. Why don't they just leave emails alone, and let the customer choose when and where to move them? Is AOL run by a group of third-graders?
AOL, when are you going to create a spam keyword filter? We get tons of spam from fake email addresses every day that could have been easily filtered out into the trash. Looking through a long list of spam every day to find legitimate emails is no fun and completely unnecessary. You could help make long spam lists 90% shorter with a spam filter either allowing wildcards like * or allowing a choice of "all of part of an email address" like Microsoft does in Search. Consistently there can be 20 or more spam emails with a portion of the recipient name in common. It's frustrating an this is extremely overdue. Thanks!