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Financial Benefits of AOL Membership

Posted May 26th 2015 9:36AM by AOL Mail Team

Do you know all of the benefits you receive as an AOL member? Here is the first in a series of posts about specific benefits we offer.
AOL Membership Benefits

Developing the AOL Apple Watch App

Posted May 20th 2015 1:56PM by AOL Mail Team

AOL in iWatch

Great news, the AOL app is now available on Apple Watch! We designed the app with you in mind making it easy to stay connected. Now you can get instant email notifications and breaking news alerts right on your wrist.
Want to finish that email or news article you were just reading? Pick it up where you left off from your iPhone using the handoff feature. The app also lets you view full emails and news articles based on timing and relevance using glances.
Scott Tury, our Chief Architect, stood behind the importance of creating this app because it shows that AOL is "truly staying on top of new technologies for our customers and early adopters, which is a good thing."
When asked about development, Scott says the biggest challenge was not having the Apple Watch to actually test with before its release. He says, "It's one thing to test things in the simulator but when the hardware is actually being used you notice different behavior."
Scott and the rest of the team have worked diligently to make sure the AOL Apple Watch app provides the best experience for our customers. He explains, "This is something that has really opened the door for us to come up with ways to expand our app across multiple platforms, and it's going to work great."


Behind the Scenes at AOL Mail with Arundhati

Posted Apr 28th 2015 7:51PM by AOL Mail Team

Arundhati, Product Manager for AOL MailI am one of the Product Managers for AOL Mail. I have been with AOL for 15 months now and it has been a great ride. I work in the Palo Alto office right next to our front-end engineers and work with many other business units remotely. Something that I really like at AOL is the amount of trust and independence given to each individual to make the right decisions for their products. This makes for a very passionate employee base. For example, every Mail employee in Palo Alto receives each piece of feedback sent by our users. Yes, we read every one. If we can't act on the feedback immediately, we put it in the backlog and address it at a later time.

Every Thursday an industry expert comes into our office and shares their experiences with us. One of my personal favorites was Marty Cagan's talk. If you are interested in Product Management and haven't read Inspired yet, you should. His blog at svpg.com is also a great read.

I do my best and feel my best when I am inspired. The products that I am working on, my team and my experiences here at AOL are just the right mix of inspiration.

The AOL office in Palo Alto has a very collaborative environment. We believe in taking time to come together, build relationships and have a good time.

When I am not working, I am hanging out with friends and family, watching TED talks and thinking about problems that are bigger than me, playing with my two-year-old niece and learning to be curious and open- children do it the best. I also tend to binge watch some shows periodically. I am on The Office right now. I know, it's old, I am playing catch up ;) Outside of work, I am looking to develop an application that I hope will reduce hunger starting in the Bay Area. 1 in 6 people suffer from hunger in the United States and about 10% of restaurant food goes to waste each day mainly due to over production. One day I hope to build a bridge to connect hungry people with over produced restaurant food.

AOL App Named Official Honoree by Webby Awards

Posted Apr 10th 2015 11:34AM by AOL Mail Team

Webby Award HonoreeThe International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards on Tuesday, April 9th. Out of more than 13,000 entries from 60 countries the AOL app was chosen as an Official Honoree for Mobile News (Handheld Devices). This is quite an accomplishment considering only 20% of entrants are selected as honorees.

The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring the best of the web in five categories: Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & App, and Social Web.

We are extremely proud of this achievement – our goal is to build the best possible mobile experience combining mail, news and video for our customers. If you don't have the app yet, download it today: Google / Apple

Mail Steps Up in the Brand-New AOL App

Posted Aug 7th 2014 9:20AM by AOL Mail Team



You've been talking to us about Mail in the AOL app: Give us push notifications. Make it smoother and faster. And give us access to the contacts on our phone!

So we dove deep and ta-da! Today we offer you the result.

The new AOL app features Mail that now:

- loads much faster than before
- alerts you to new mail with push notifications
- has easy, one-tap ways to move, mark, flag, delete and empty trash
- gives you access the contacts on your phone as well as your AOL contacts

We also gave the whole app a new, brighter design for a lighter, more effortless feel. Now it's even simpler to check out the latest news and watch trending, high-quality video, so you can be informed & entertained wherever you go.

The AOL app: the Mail you rely on together with the AOL content you love. We're proud of this one. Download it and let us know what you think!

Download to your Android phone

Download to your iPhone

Enjoy!

The AOL Mail and AOL.com team

AOL Bill Manager is Closing on July 1, 2014

Posted Jun 9th 2014 10:00AM by AOL Mail Team

AOL Bill Manager is Closing on July 1, 2014
We regret to inform you that AOL Bill Manager, powered by Manilla, will end service on July 1, 2014.

Manilla, our partner in delivering this service, is closing its doors. You can read about Manilla's decision to shut down here.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please review the important information below on how to proceed.

Important Dates
  • Existing users will have access to AOL Bill Manager through June 30, 2014. No new accounts are being accepted.
  • On July 1, 2014, AOL Bill Manager and Manilla service will cease operations.

What You Need To Do
  • Download any documents you wish to keep by June 30, 2014, through AOL Bill Manager.
  • You can do this in four easy steps:
    • Sign into your AOL Mail account
    • Select "Bill Manager", located on the left menu
    • Within Bill Manager, select "Options" and then "View all Documents"
    • Review and select the documents you wish to download

Note: After June 30, 2014, you can still retrieve your documents from the Manilla website until September 30, 2014. Any and all documents remaining on October 1, 2014, will be destroyed.

How to Delete Your Account
Your Manilla account will automatically be closed and deleted on October 1, 2014. If you wish to close and delete your Manilla account now, please click here and select "Delete your Manilla account" at the bottom of the page. By proactively deleting your account, Manilla will automatically destroy all of your documents.

Please refer to the Manilla FAQ for more details.

For help please contact support@manilla.com or email AOL Mail Customer Support.

Thank you,
The AOL Mail Team

Spring into AOL Mail for a Fun and Festive Season!

Posted Apr 16th 2014 9:00AM by AOL Mail Team

Spring is here bringing with it sweet smelling blossoms and (hopefully) warmer weather. Here at AOL Mail we're lightening things up with some adorable Easter greetings and Spring Mail themes.


Fresh and Festive Themes

Add some wonderful whimsy to your inbox and install one of our fresh new Mail Themes now! Just head to your AOL Mail inbox, click on Options, then Mail Themes and pick your favorite. Whether you select Easter Lambs or Easter Bunnies, we think these our Mail Themes will add a little spring to your step.



Sweet New Stationery

Have loved ones to whom you'd like to send a special Easter greeting? We've made it easy for you this season with three sweet (and new!) designs. Head to your AOL Mail account to begin! Just click on the Stationery button when you are composing a new message and select a design to add some sweetness to your email. Because sometimes you want to say more than just a tweet.



Free Egg-citing Easter Printables

Want to bring some of this springtime fun into your home? We've made a series of super fun egg wrappers to enjoy as part of your seasonal decor or at your Easter table.

Simply click on the image below to print (printing on cardstock will yield a more sturdy wrapper). Cut out each wrapper you want to use. Be sure to cut along the "cut slit" too, this is how the wrapper stays together. You can strengthen the hold with a piece of tape or dot of glue, too.


Once you have your wrappers set up, simply plop an egg (dyed or not!) in the middle. These wrappers can be used as a part of your Easter table place settings or even just as a place to dry eggs after they have been dipped and dyed.


However you celebrate Spring, we hope it's warming up where you are and that you enjoy all the fresh and new designs at AOL Mail.


Cheers!
The AOL Mail Team

Happy Valentine's Day from AOL Mail

Posted Feb 7th 2014 5:01PM by AOL Mail Team

One of the most lovely days of the year is right around the corner and here at AOL HQ we wanted to share some love with all of you!

We've created some wonderful new Valentine's Day Mail Themes and Stationery to make your inbox happy and heart-filled.

See Love
Want to customize your inbox with sweet sentiments? Follow these simple steps to change your AOL Mail Theme!
1. Click on "Options"
2. Select "Mail Themes"
3. Click on the Theme of your choice
4. Save and enjoy!

Send Love
Send the purrrfect message to your loved ones with new Stationery! Once logged into AOL Mail, simply open a Compose box and click Stationery to see the whole series.


Share Love
Do you or your kids have the desire to hand-deliver some nice notes? We've created a special set of printable Valentine's Day cards just for you. Click on the image below to download, then just print out, trim each card and pass around to show your favorite folks you care.



We hope you have very special Valentine's Day!
The AOL Mail Team

We're Thankful for You

Posted Nov 21st 2013 11:39AM by AOL Mail Team

With Thanksgiving nearly here we're taking time to think of everything for which we are grateful. At the top of our list is our AOL Mail family – YOU.

Whether you've been with us since that very first CD or you just created your account yesterday, thank you for being part of our evolution.

To show our gratitude, we've created a special set of Thankful Notes for you to share with your loved ones this year.



Simply click on the images above to download the Thankful Note printables.
Print these notes out on card stock and on Thanksgiving place them on plates around the table. Invite your guests to write down one or two things for which they are grateful and then share the sentiments aloud before, during or after the meal.
Think your guests might want to keep their gratitude a little private? Set up a Thankful Table and throughout the day encourage loved ones to jot down their thankful feelings and place the notes in a basket. Then, when the main meal is over (and everyone is waiting a while before having pie) pass the basket around and read the notes - sharing the sentiments aloud but keeping folks anonymous. We hear some families like to guess who wrote the Thankful Note - but you can decide how you're going to enjoy the tradition!
We know many families and friends can't be together on Thanksgiving, and that's why we've also created some special Thanksgiving Stationery for you, too. Our fresh designs - Flora, Harvest and Topiary - set the perfect tone for sending notes of love and gratitude to those far and near.
Thank you for being part of our family. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with yours.
All the best,

The AOL Mail Team

You've Got... Ghost-A-Grams from AOL Mail

Posted Oct 18th 2013 3:11PM by AOL Mail Team

Halloween is here - are you in need of a little cheer? We have a few ways to get into the spooktacular spirit.

Send a Ghost-a-Gram from AOL Mail
We've created a fresh series of Halloween Stationery just for you. Featuring four new frightfully delightful designs, these Ghost-A-Grams will make messages much more festive. Just click on your favorite below to send friends and family a happy Halloween hello right from your inbox.

We think this Ghost-A-Gram is the cat's meow.


This Ghost-A-Gram offers an itsy bitsy bit of spooky fun.


Halloween is a hoot with this Ghost-A-Gram.


Even ghouls, ghosts and goblins love receiving this Ghost-a-Gram!

Bring Halloween to your Neighborhood with Printable Ghost-A-Grams
Just as your Secret Santa would sneak a treat to you before Christmas, folks can give Ghost-A-Grams to friends, family and neighbors leading up to Halloween to get in a spooktacular spirit. With a fun little poem and a frightfully delightful design, everyone will be encouraged to keep the Ghost-A-Gram going. As Halloween draws nearer and more Ghost-A-Grams are given, everyone will get in the spirit and tout "We've Been BOO-ED!"

Take Ghost-A-Grams to the streets! Treat your neighbors, friends and family to a little hard-copy Halloween hello. Our friends at mom.me have free printable versions of Ghost-A-Grams and more info - check it out!



Get in a spooktacular spirit today!
Change your AOL Mail Theme to "Spiders" or "Owls and Cats" to make your inbox delightfully frightful (or frightfully delightful)!


Just follow these simple steps:
1.Click on "Options"
2. Select "Mail Themes"
3. Click on the Theme of your choice
4.Save and enjoy your frightfully fantastic inbox!

Need more info? Check out this quick tutorial.

Happy Halloween!
The AOL Mail Team

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