I have had and use AOL for a majority of my email since I can remember. Since I’ve been a long time listener to Kim’s program I recently signed up for a yearly membership and I figure I’ll take advantage of what you have to offer so here it goes. As Stated I have been using AOL for my email and want to maybe change for a more “modern” service, if that’s even such a thing? In fact do you think I should. I understand (thanks to Kim) free is NOT free. But getting unwanted and spam and email is getting out of hand. Do you have any recommendations in the AOL setting that I may use? And how would you recommend the transition if I do decided to switch. After all I have a lot of correspondence I would have to notify if I do make a switch. Thank you
I would suggest moving over to gmail. Create a new gmail account and after doing so, send a bcc email to all of your aol contacts sharing your new gmail address. Check back on your aol account from time to time to catch anyone who has not started using your new email. Also dont forget to change your email for any services you use like banks, or streaming etc..
This video has some helpful info on importing your old email into gmail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGCyxPg20Rk
You should first configure a new Gmail account, then you will want to configure mail forwarding on your AOL account by following the write-up here.
Then you will want to configure a vacation message response from your AOL account so that when someone emails you the vacation response will let them know of your new email address. You can configure a vacation response by following this write-up here.
Gmail will in turn filter out most of the unwanted emails.
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