How to Access My AOL Email

By Sherry Morgan

Updated February 09, 2017

Access AOL email through the AOL homepage.
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AOL Mail is a free email service that also provides users with access to the latest headlines and local weather information. Users can customize a toolbar within the email account to access AOL instant messenger, to-do lists, other email accounts and a variety of other services and tools. AOL mail is accessible several ways, including through the AOL homepage or the AOL toolbar.

AOL Mail Link

Open a Web browser and navigate to

Click on the "Mail" icon, which will bring you to the sign-in page.

Type your username and password into the appropriate fields and click “Sign in.”


Download the AOL toolbar by clicking "Services" and selecting “AOL Toolbar.”

Click "Download Free Toolbar."

Read the license agreement. Remove the check marks from the boxes that say "set AOL as my homepage" and "set AOL as my default search" if you do not want AOL to change those browser settings.

Click "Agree and Install."

Restart your browser to finish installing the toolbar. Click the mail icon to navigate to your AOL email account.