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Catfished by Faux McCartney?

In ~1996 I briefly corresponded with someone who may or may not have been Paul McCartney. Is there any way to find out if it was really him? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jan 20, 2017 - 5 answers

How will Bing's switch to AOL search/ad tech affect Rewards Program?

According to this: But how will Bing Rewards be impacted?
posted by Grease on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me remember this Y2K-era piece of technology!

Around 1999-2001 (maybe earlier or later) my grandfather ordered a "PC". It wasn't a computer in the traditional sense, but basically an Internet terminal. [more inside]
posted by GreatValhalla on Jun 17, 2015 - 19 answers

AIM messages in Gmail -- stop!

As of very recently, I'm getting AIM messages not just opening up in AIM, but also in my Gmail. I want to receive the messages in AIM, but I do not want to them also to appear as an email in Gmail. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 22, 2014 - 7 answers

DMARC and a legacy email account on AIM (AOL).com

I have had an AIM.com email account (That's AOL Instant Messenger -AIM, for all you young folks) since 1999. It is brain dead simple email service, which is why I have kept it so long. It doesn't try to reorder your messages or roll them up into streams. I know, I am a Luddite. But in the past two weeks AOL has reset its DMARC policies to do with alias spoofing and now all my email is being rejected by major carriers like Gmail. Reason being, my address is eaglehound@aim.com, and the outgoing server is at AOL.com. I have poked around the site for awhile, but can't find any obvious fixes. I wrote to AOL.com, but have not received a reply yet. Has anyone else faced and fixed this problem?
posted by eaglehound on May 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Accessing old AOL emails on a different computer

I have been an AOL user for several years. I've had several different computers during that time. Now I can't seem to find old emails. [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Mar 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Best way to preserve old email messages from AOL and Outlook Express?

My old email messages have a lot of sentimental value to me, and I want to preserve them indefinitely. I'm just not sure about the best approach. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Feb 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Calling all you AOL mail experts!

How to, as the default, block html/images from *all* senders (not just "untrusted senders") when accessing AOL email via the web? Or alternatively, how to reset that trusted sender list? [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Sep 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Stop filling up my email inbox with AOL chats

I've recently started using AOL Instant Messenger very frequently at work. (FOR work! I swear!) My username is my email address. AOL now frequently (though not always) sends my IM conversations to my email, which is filling up my inbox. How do make this stop?
posted by lewedswiver on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 answers

AOL Message Board Archives?

As a teenager, I participated on an AOL politics message board (one that you accessed from the AOL application, not from the web). This would've been 2000-2003, or thereabouts. Do you know if the archives for these forums exist on the web anywhere? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jan 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Send gmail from AOL account

Is there a way to show a gmail From: address when sending from an AOL account? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Dec 17, 2011 - 3 answers

AOL incompatible with Twitter?

Help, please. I cannot get any page at all at Twitter to load -- it just kicks me back to whatever page I was on previously. This started exactly when I installed the latests AOL Aim program on 9.15. I have updated my firefox browser, erased cache and cookies, and made sure JavaScript was enabled, and updated Java, but still no dice. Any ideas? I cannot even get to the Twitter help page or log in. Thank you so much.
posted by jfwlucy on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I find AOL (circa 1994) screenshots?

I am looking for a depository of old AOL/Compuserve/Prodigy screenshots, ideally from 1993-1998. Even better -- I'd love to find & run these actual programs on a modern computer. Where can I get screenshots, and where can I find the old versions of these programs/a way to run them?
posted by Damn That Television on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

AOL logo font?

What font is the AOL logo? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I stop getting AOL IM's texted to my phone?

I'm on a Mac and I use the program Adium to access my AOL IM account. I also have a Blackberry Bold....At some point, I decided to try the feature of connecting my AOL IM account to my cell phone which would allow me to receive IM's on my phone even when I am logged off from the service...Now I don't know how to make it stop.. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

How to remove built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client?

How to remove the built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Mar 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Separate Firefox accounts on the same computer?

Is it possible to set up 2 different Firefox "accounts" on the same computer, with each account having separate bookmarks, settings, etc. In addition, is it possible to import bookmarks from AOL to Firefox? My wife is thinking of shifting to Firefox, but we're wondering if it would be too much of a hassle, given her hundreds of bookmarks/"favorites"--and the desire for each of us to have our own customized version of the software.
posted by quintno on Feb 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Why did an email containing sensitive info disappear from my mom's aol account?

My mom sent an email to herself on AOL containing sensitive information, and it never arrived - and there's no record of it in her inbox, or sent-message folder. Should we be worried? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by slowcat on Sep 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Embedded email images what?

What is going on when I sent an attached image from Mail (on my Mac) to an aol email address? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Jun 3, 2008 - 4 answers

AOLs of graphis are giving me ARTache

Is there any way to view old AOL .art files? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jan 30, 2008 - 15 answers

AOL IM clients no longer working, but only at home. Could it be my router?

AOL IM clients no longer working, but only at home. Could it be my router? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Dec 24, 2007 - 5 answers

How to save videos from video.aol.com?

I would like to be able to watch videos from video.aol.com when I'm offline but am unable to save the ones that come from in2tv. [more inside]
posted by royalchinook on Dec 9, 2007 - 1 answer

AOL IM unwanted sound

Don't want that sound when sending an AOL IM response. [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

AIM service chanegd last week?

Did AOL change something with AIM statuses? [more inside]
posted by machaus on May 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Any tools to manage status for multiple messaging clients?

Are there any Windows utilities that manage the status information for multiple IM clients? Skype, MSN, Yahoo... [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Apr 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Locked out of my AIM account

Help, I lost my AIM account. [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

parents just don't understand

aol optimization on the parental computer... [more inside]
posted by mdpc98 on Dec 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Help My Away Messages Grow

I am trying to create a brief weekly calendar for work of upcoming events that will be posted as an AOL IM away message that people can check throughout the week. How can I create a longer AIM away message than the default allows? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Is Internet Messaging ready for business?

Some folks in our office have shown the desire to use IM to communicate with other companies we do business with, pretty much at the urging of the external companies. I have some concerns. [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine on Sep 21, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me find a cheaper Internet provider.

I live in NYC, and had AOL for Broadband for my internet service provided to me through Time Warner. AOL recently waived their fee's and is now free. I am left paying Tie Warner about $45 bux a month for broadband service.....I wanna find something cheaper, yet just as fast and efficient... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Sep 12, 2006 - 13 answers

aol aolsearch porn

I've been perusing the leaked AOL database, and it's kind of disturbing how many users are searching for child porn. Does anyone have this DB in mysql and can run some numbers on what percentage of users are doing these searches? What about searches for plain vanilla porn... how common is that?
posted by chef_boyardee on Aug 10, 2006 - 10 answers

searching for old buddy list wavs

Does anyone have these two old AOL/AIM buddy list sign on/off wavs? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Aug 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Forwarding AOL email

What is the best way to forward/redirect AOL email? [more inside]
posted by marc10 on Jun 2, 2006 - 3 answers

The Write Stuff

Does anyone remember an AOL newsletter named "The Write Stuff?" Anyone have an archive of it? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Apr 4, 2006 - 2 answers

Help me help my Mom get off of AOL!

Help me convince my mother to switch from aol to gmail. [more inside]
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian on Mar 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Email woes: AOL, Reverse DNS and Network Solutions.

Email from my company's domains aren't making it to AOL users... why is this so hard to fix? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Feb 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Wuz she hax0r3d?

Wuz she hax0r3d?
Scenarios that explain this situation, please: Someone (not I) tries to connect to the 'Net on her AOHell account & gets an error message, the gist of which is "Ain't gonna log you on; reppy5 is already logged on to your account at another location." reppy5 is not one of the accounts/screen-names she has ever created. Has she been hacked? Used as a zombie? Hacked by a zombie? A zombie for what, for spam? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Feb 3, 2006 - 12 answers

Disable AIM prompt?

Disable stupid AOL instant message warning? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Jan 19, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I cancel my AOL account but keep my screen name for AIM purposes?

I've been an AOL customer for too many years now, and I want to cancel my account. Is there a way for me to do this but KEEP MY SCREEN NAME SO I CAN USE IT ON AIM?
posted by JudgeBork on Nov 10, 2005 - 18 answers

how do i get get AOL to use less bandwidth?

how do i get get AOL to use less bandwidth? or is the right question.... [more inside]
posted by airnxtz on Nov 6, 2005 - 11 answers

Grappling with AOL's email server

My client uses AOL for mail, which I have to sift through, and forward to various places. I want to set up scripts to automate some of it. Is there a good mail client for Macintosh capable of dealing with AOL mail, through IMAP, to let me set up clever filters for it? [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Jul 10, 2005 - 6 answers

My emails to various AOL addresses get rejected...

My emails to various AOL addresses get rejected... [more inside]
posted by stevejensen on Jun 2, 2005 - 11 answers

AOL Instant Messenger buddy statistics site?

I found a site a while ago, where you would enter AOL/AIM screen names to monitor, and it will store data on when the name is online/away... now it's been long enough to get some nice data but I can't Google my way around to it.
posted by adzm on Apr 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Why are seemingly no IM clients compatible with each other for anything other than simple chat?

Why are seemingly no IM clients compatible with each other for anything other than chat? (i.e., file transfer, image insertion, file transfer, oh, and also file transfer.) I'm not talking about Y!IM vs. AIM here -- I'm talking about the various clients that all use AOL's IM service. Even the open-source clients have this problem. Why wasn't this problem solved years ago?
posted by tweebiscuit on Mar 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Dumping AIM

So, now I want to dump AOL Instant Messenger, and convince all of my friends and relatives to do the same. I want something that isn't too fly-by-night, so I can be sure it'll last, and it's gotta have a little higher usability-quotient than I recall ICQ ever having. Ease of use on-par with AIM (so non-tech-savvy family can install it and set it up) is important, too. Any suggestions?
posted by Plutor on Mar 13, 2005 - 26 answers

Autopayments After Expiration

I signed up for an AOL account (don't ask) in March with a debit card that expired in March. I assumed it couldn't be charged after it expired. Then I left the country until December, only to discover on my return that it had indeed been charged after it expired. My bank is not willing to help beyond the last charge, and AOL says it can do this with no problem. Visa said I have to talk to my bank. Does anyone know what further recourse I might have? Are there laws I can cite?
posted by dmo on Dec 27, 2004 - 14 answers

How can I get Firefox to open links I click in IM windows instead of Avant Browser?

How can I get Firefox to open links I click in IM windows instead of Avant Browser? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Oct 1, 2004 - 3 answers

Getting email to an AOL-blocked domain

i gave my mother an email on my domain, and, being a woman of a certain age, most of her friends use AOL. unfortunately, AOL is blocking all emails from my domain. i think my doman name was hijacked for spam in the past. how do i get AOL to stop blocking my domain?
posted by callicles on Sep 28, 2004 - 14 answers

Does AOL send emails sooner if the sender is right then using one of their services?

I know speaking about AOL is not eCool, but ....it seems that AOL e-mails are delivered more frequently if I'm actually, actively doing something with AOL (e.g., sending e-mails, or using their web browser--which I don't do, but). Am I imagining this, and if not, is there any way to defeat what seems to be AOL's way of managing resources?
posted by ParisParamus on Sep 2, 2004 - 6 answers

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