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Format for news has changed. Harder to follow with pictures and other articles taking space. Just because it's different, doesn't mean it's better. I usually enjoy the news from AOL, it has variety that newspapers sometimes lack. It's convenient. But don't care to have to look all over for next story.
About 25% of the time, I am not able to open "Favorites". This wastes my time. Also, there are so many times where there is a heading such as "Best and worst corvettes" but when you click on it, you either cannot access that info or you have to scroll through as many as 10 pages to actually get the info involved. Net result is that i am very unhappy with AOL and will probably cancel the account I have had for 25 + years.
Mail at the moment is fine, but my mail address book was hacked in early March. Hundreds of Yahoo.com addresses were added. That was a mess. My main problem is with AOL as my browser. It has gotten to the point where so many adds are trying to open that it freezes up just about every other time I try to read the articles. I realize you need the revenue from those adds, but your getting too greedy. I will stop using you (after 20 years). If this situation does not improve soon. I have already sampled your comps, they don't seem to have that problem.
Talk about biased. I am sick of AOL trashing Donald Trump, and sick of hearing the constant commercial about American values with Hillary Clinton. In my opinion after Vice Foster and Bengazi, she has no morals or values. I am going to ditch AOL as soon as I can. Terrible.
Well, I don't know exactly what happened but it looks like your tech people did not have any thing to do so they changed the headline news page from national stories, local stories, business news, sports news, entertainment news, health news to a new format which in my opinion is terrible. I liked the layout of the old page. One could scroll down thru the headlines and pick what they wanted to read very quickly. Now there is a bunch of garbage and no icon at the top of the page to go to email directly. I have been an AOL member paying good money for over 20 years and I do not like this change.
It seems as though you are making it very difficult to read your articles I click on. First I can't find the rest of the story and all the ad's that keep jumping up. I can see why your members are demenishing. I liked the old AOL better.
AOL News item titles are sometimes misleading or completely untruthful. Tonight I saw an item entitled, Anderson Cooper tells Trump "his answer was the answer of a five year old." And listening and watching the piece 3 times I found no such conversation or statement by Mr. Cooper. The title was completely wrong. Your company does give titles that are alluring and then do not produce what they offer. Please train your copywriters to tell the truth in their lead-in titles to the news items.
I was "migrated " from Verizon Yahoo 2 weeks go. I received an email from AOL welcoming me and telling me my emails and contacts would be moved. The emails took a day or two but the contacts disappeared. I spent hours over several days complaining to technicians and even a supervisor all to no avail. We have been gravely inconvenienced by this and have lost not only email but other addresses and info as a result. Had we been made aware there would have been the possibility of such problems we would have prepared for such ineptitude.
As it is, we are very dissatisfied with the service and if not resolved, will not only move out of AOL but all Verizon services as well. This seems to be the general consensus of others who have been "migrated". Then, my estranged wife has setup fake AOL email account and fake Facebook account. She sends me emails from adult hookup sites. I need AOL contact information. She is a Cheater and a liar. After that, I noticed that you changed the format of you AOL home page. You failed to put up where you can sign out or change to another email name. You also failed to show if you have any emails. Not very quality work on your part.
Nothing has happened. What has happened is not one thing in your daily news items about Easter. Your mail, other than wonderful animal pictures contains unimportant news about celebrities and is geared for the young. There is no reason or excuse to ignore this religious holiday and some type of sharing or a story. You are constantly putting news in about the Pope. Many of us are not Catholic. It doesn't bother me to read about him and I have a choice as all others not to read what they don't want to read. Shame on you!
I have no real problems with AOL, other than the vulgar, uncomplimentary pictures of women. These pictures come up the minute I sign onto AOL. I do not wish to see these pictures, because I feel a woman should be shown in a more respectful manner. If i wish to see those kind of pictures, I can pull them up. I do not want to see this stuff every time I get on the computer. I am not being snooty, I just find it depressing. Beautiful women are fine to see, just not the naked, vulgar and uncomplimentary types that are forced on us. I find it hard to believe that the majority of the public prefer to see this.
I've been a customer for many years and "everyday: for the past few months you have slammed Donald Trump in your news section, not just once each day but multiple times. We all know your editorial policy is hard left but do you need to express it in the "news section" of AOL's daily briefing. Shame on you for this blatant and slanted journalism which I'm sure many readers like myself find not only offensive but down right obnoxious.
I was migrated from Verizon mail to AOL email on February 12th, AOL is having issues getting my webmail to work. On February 18th i again spoke to customer service and they gave me a case and said it will be escalated Case Number 05219967 - I have called several times since and get the same response, the issue ha not been resolved and they will call me WHEN it is fixed although they cannot give a date as to when that might be, it is now February 28th and still not call and not resolution.
I have an issue in reading a specific email. I contacted AOL support and after 2 hours of updates and backups and installs they told me that its the senders issue that I can't read the email. The support person put up a message and before I had even a chance to read it they closed the chat and that was it. I was expecting a survey but nothing. Being a mainframe software engineer I am very familiar with software bugs and this sound like one to me. I wouldn't of had an issue if they said that it needs to be looked at by a development team and that they will look into it but as usual just blame the other person.
Here is the case #05322118 in case AOL support wants to start some research. Also I am able to read the email on AOL webmail, my iPhone6 but not on AOL desktop email. I use AOL desktop as my main mail source for emails and the other for when I'm not home. I find it hard to believe this is the senders fault and definitely a AOL mail bug.
Every time I try to sign into my AOL mail account, You want accept my email, and keep making me sign in over and over. This has been going on almost at the start of my aol.com account. No one else uses my email but me. I want an explanation. If I cannot use my AOL account effectively, I want to close it down.
On my AOL home page I have Windows 9.8 and 9.7. On 9.8 you cannot make comments on news articles. On 9.7 you can make comments on news articles. I need to add, my aol home page changed from what is was. I have wondows 10 installed. Need to add, twice on Monday, when talking to a tech. the calls suddenly ended after waiting thirty-five minutes to talk to a tech.
AOL's new format is extremly ugly and does not flow on the page. It is all chopped up and sucks. If this format is here to stay I will be leaving. I joined aol in 1995. I cant even look at the welcome page for over a minute. It hurts my eyes.
The format of the AOL news/sports has changed to a page much larger than fits on my screen and much of it is darkened -- so I can't or read much information. I didn't request a change. Also, the format arbitrarily shifts back and forth from old to new. What's going on?
I have to sign in all the time, it wont remember me anymore, WHY It just started it and I am not liking it at all.
I am a senior living in an assisted living facility and allow AOL to draw payment each month from checking account. The popup adds really slow my computer. Please advise how to stop wit software or other method. I pay to much to have to wait 3-4 minutes to look at some e-mail awaiting for the popup to appear.
I, and my whole family, have been long time users of AOL, since it first came out, as a matter of fact. In the time since, I have never been unhappy with the service. But, in the recent years AOL's service goes down too frequently, with long periods waiting for service to come back. And, loading pages has slowed down tremendously making time spent on AOL a waiting game. All of this I find unacceptable and am strongly considering switching to another server with a better reputation. I will be sorry to leave AOL, but I will if AOL does not send out a notice acknowledging it's problems and offering a plan to resolve the issues, and a time frame within which the issues will be taken care of.
I submitted my bank details to a client on November 23, 2015. There was a gap in email or other communication from client until a couple weeks ago when he called. He had sent the funds, he said, and wondered why he hadn't heard from me. My aol account seems to have been hacked into and the client seems to have been instructed to redirect the funds elsewhere. Three thousand-odd dollars have been stolen via this aol account. Obviously this aol account is being watched.
I do most of my small business transactions there and I need to feel I'm doing so in an environment that is 100% safe and secure. This level of fraud obviously questions aol assurances of security and compromises my business relationships as clients' hard won confidence is completely shattered. What Are The Solutions? I'd like to change my aol address and password. But is this the only solution? I see, for example, where access is almost password-free – my screen is set with user name and password whenever I access the aol customer support email site. Perhaps that needs to change and make accessibility a hacker's nightmare. I look forward to hearing from you.
I tried unsuccessfully for many hours today to gain access to my email through AOL. (Say from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,). There was never an explanation. You owe us an apology and an explanation. I am basically loyal. I don't like to switch email services. Please show me that my loyalty is well-placed.
Every time I click on a story to watch this damn thing FEATURED ON AOL starts. I don't want to see that I want to see what I clicked on to see. It never gets to the story I clicked on. This is annoying!
Got messages from AOL saying that Verizon was changing their platform to AOL The day came; He clicked on; The screen locked (he's never locked it and has no password). Worse happened/ No email etc. Hours on the phone to AOl and Verizon. We go mixed messages from them--not affiliated or yes you must change to AOL. My husband still can't access emails after 4 days and many many hours on the phone, we' been cut off and switched to the point that we want some other provider. Please supply suggestions.
What is with all the darn advertisements? Every where i go there are adds it no secret you are making millions of the ads. But I do not want this many of them! Another search engine is developed and has low amount of ads, I am gone!
I downloaded the updates and now i cannot get my aol desktop to work. It now asked me different sign on sheet than before wants my screen name and password. I have no idea what that means all i want is to be able to sign on with desktop, thank you very much!
I am tired of the constant "whoppes" breaking in of messages, facebook, etc. It is now happening regularly. Either fix it or it is "bye bye" for me after so many years.
This has been going on for at least one year and maybe more. While I'm on AOL internet and doing just fine suddenly I hear a kissing sound and every thing stops. The sound of a former E-mail buddy has a sound contact. Is there anything that can be done as it is quite annoying. I can not think of anything more to add to this problem. I suppose I could add her name.
I am paying for a service I cannot get. I receive email OK but when I try to get the new s or articles the computer freezes up . I also have to wait about 5mins for a connection. I can get BBC world news immediately so i don't see why i should continue to pay for a service i cannot use.
Just placed my third call to AOL corporate. Upset at the company and trying to disable the 2-Authentication Factor. I do not have the same phone number or the disable code and have left 3 messages with AOL customer service for a call back to get this taken care of. It has been 3-5 business days and still no call. I have not been able to check my emails going on 2 weeks now. I have been with AOL for several years and never had a problem until now.
I have always enjoyed all your articles that you print, until tonight. I wanted to watch what i thought was a story of a cat and a dog. When i clicked on, what i got was pure porno. I am not a prude but i do not go for that. I did not watch it except to see that it was a Facebook article. I do not subscribe to any of those things and i don't want to see anymore. These are my thoughts and complaint about AOL.
My problem is not with AOL, it is with Computer Checkup. Computer Checkup will not through its entirety. Mid way through the scan you get an "unexpected internal error". To complete a Computer Checkup Scan one must run each individual program comprised of Computer Checkup. Since we are paying a monthly fee for this capability, surely it can be fixed to run on Windows 10.
I am tired of the aol saying opps need to restart. I have been having this problem for a while and been letting it slide. If it keeps up i am going with another company.
When I open up a news item of interest, the large photo screen remains black with a yellow circle spinning. What do I do to resolve this problem? I need to contact AOL customer service to complain, but there is no number listed on their website.
I use AOL browser a lot and use eBay, Last week alot of the script used in ebay, now small blue color script and cannot be read on an iPad or iPhone. However if another browser is used such as outlook or MSN the script is OK, I think some other sites in addition to EBAY have the same problem. I have been paying for AOL for years and this has never happened before. Also, I do not like the new format of aol that appeared on my computer today. I would like it reversed to the old way.
I loaded their latest AOL Shield software. I found out with AOL Shield software running, it would screw up the Charts of Account in QuickBooks-on-line. I could not use any of the drop down menus. I uninstalled AOL Shield and then they started working. I thought you should be aware of this problem. AOL Shield does not work well with QuickBooks on line.
Until now, I have never had trouble signing into my email account. My password has been changed by someone. I called customer service today 12/10/15 and spoke with Claire. She asked me about the security question, but it was wrong. I asked to speak with a manager and she put me on hold 5 minutes, came back and said manager was busy. She told me unless I answer the question, there is no way to access my account. There has to be another way.
I have very important attorney papers I need from my email I cannot lose. I can be reached at 469-554-3219. If someone doesn't remember their security question, then what do they do? I fear I have been hacked and my information changed. If AOL looks through my email, surely they will see everything addressed to me, but that AOL customer service could not do that and that's just not good customer service. The rep Claire was rude and uncaring. I think they (customer service) is in another country other than the USA.
Enough with your popping videos. I want to check the weather in my town. Can't anymore, Katy Perry and an add from GM compete loudly against each other and no delete button to shut them up and finally see the weather information. I want to read an interesting blog. Can't anymore, a very loud video pops up and scared the daylights out of me. Where is the enjoyment in that? If AOL is trying to tell me that I have to pay to watch what it displays, then say so and I can make an enlightened decision.
On Monday, Nov 2, 2015, I started a chat with Tech Nathaniel Rein. My problem was I could not get Google to search when I pressed the search button. I answered several questions including what operating system I was using which was Windows XP. I had version 9.7 and he told me I had to update to 9.8.1 and that he would take care of it if I gave him control of my computer, which I did. He proceeded to get rid of my old AOL files, among other things, and then turned me over to John (didn't get his last name) who proceeded to install version 9.8.1 which was successful, to a point since I now could google. However, when I went to Facebook and my bank Wells Fargo, it was formatted.
The next day, Nov 3, 2015, I started a chat with Joel C concerning my current problem who informed me 9.8.1 was the wrong version for XP and said they had to reinstall 9.7 at which point he turned me over to Alex who fussed around for more then two hours trying to get 9.7 reinstalled to no avail. He then informed me something must be wrong with my computer because I was using an operating system that was ten years old which is why he couldn't re-install AOL. He then gave me a telephone number to call and assured me they would solve my computer problem. I don't like to say this but I had a feeling he didn't know what the hell he was doing. However, I thanked him for trying. Since he left the 9.7 installation Icon I asked him if I could try to install 9.7 myself. He said I could try but if wouldn't work because it didn't work for him. IT WORKED and I am now back to 9.7 but Facebook and Wells Fargo are still not formatted. (no pictures just blue words).
I know I have an old computer but it was working just fine, except for google, until I called for help. I am afraid to call the number Alex gave me. I think my problem is the Flash Drive but when I go to their web site, it is formatted also. Been with you guys a long time and would hate to leave. I can live without Facebook but I have to get to my bank account.
Ever since AOL modified its program in the wake of the issuance of Windows 10, it has been incredibly difficult and risky to try to write emails. A variety of keystrokes, which do not seem to follow any consistent pattern, cause AOL to sign off, eliminating the email being drafted. It has gotten to the point where I am forced to draft my emails off-line (i.e., in my word processing program) and then paste the text into an email box on AOL.
Even that sometimes fails because the act of pasting the text into an email can cause AOL to sign off. Some of the keystrokes that have caused AOL to sign off include up, down, left and right arrows, backspacing, "ctrl + any letter", tab, etc. I have written to AOL twice about the problem and gotten back each time an automated response assuring me the problem has been fixed. It hasn't! I am on the verge of migrating to another provider.
When I try to send or receive an e-mail, AOL mail goes off line. Ever time I type a letter "AB or C" AOL goes off line. When advertisements are loading AOL goes off line. I do not have any trouble when the advertisements are not running. It is only when the advertisements are running that the problems occur. I can write in the body of the e-mail without any problems but when I try to address my e-mail AOL goes off line. It is very frustrating.
When I type an address of someone I want to send an email to. Most of the time I cannot type anything. The location indicator blinks as it to say, go ahead and begin typing and nothing happens, then I wait a while, and it will allow me to type one or two letters, then it jumps ahead and types @aol.com as if it were going to send it to aol. Then I try to erase the aol part and I cannot erase it. I get the little blue rotating circle. then it stops and the "go ahead and type indicator shows up again" and I then try to type, and nothing happens. I am lucky if I can type a full address within a half hour.
For no reason my AOL email will not load. I have jumped through every hoop to get it resolved on line. Seven calls to "Tech Support" have met with waiting times of 11 to 30 minutes with no connection. The password and security questions have not changes for many years. However aol keeps stating that the password is incorrect and that it cannot identify me as the user of the Genserve account.
Recently my AOL "Welcome" page has been changed. Now, above the daily news highlights, is a series of advertisements that I never asked for and do not want to have. I followed the instructions to eliminate them. The response I received is that I cannot eliminate them. These advertisements that AOL is putting on my AOL desktop are paid advertisements, paid to AOL. I am paying AOL $300 every year for my Email service.
I am insulted that AOL takes my money and then sends massive advertisement to me. I would appreciate if you can totally remove these advertisements from my Email. If you refuse to do this I will file a complaint with the FCC. You are violating my privacy with these advertisements.
I have been with AOL since the beginning. I refer to the news 2 or three times a day, everyday. I do not like having to wait for Hillary Clinton finish her advertising lies before I can read or view a news article.. Why do you not have the stop in 5 seconds her. She makes me sick. I am considering changing provider because being forced to see here all of the time.
Very unhappy with AOL. Many times I type in a subject ( i.e. NCAA football scores) and get your page that say's "The web address I entered could not be found" So, I go to BING - type in the same information and get the answers to what I want. If you can't and or won't address this I will use another engine! Fed Up!
Been calling AOL tech support since August 14, 16, 18, 22 and Sept. 5. No resolution. Was transferred to level 3 tech support in Rochester, NY tonight. Is there anyone working in NY at 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Recorded message kept telling me to hand & someone would answer soon. I held on over an hour. Pretty poor service for a paying customer.
I used to have a paid account but several years ago I realized I was paying for nothing. Tech support is useless, mail doesn't work half the time, today service is so slow I feel like im on dial up modem from 20 years ago. From what I can see and read AOL doesn't seem to give a rats ass and they just keep getting worse and worse. Trying to load something like Huffington Post is useless. It usually will lock up then reloads with the big "Whoops" page 3 or 4 times. Just close your doors AOL, you haven't kept up with the times and your service sucks.
AOL installed itself without my permission. I leave my system on standby for updates from MS, so it's online 24/7. I activated my screen and saw the AOL icon on my task bar. YOU do not have the right to self install. My typing skills suffer when I am mad... I don't want to see this happen again; are we clear?
It appears that there was a service change to AOL in January where they bill you twice as much for twice the crappy service. It was getting to the point I couldn't switch between emails and every time I went into email, it would freeze. It was so frustrating! Then when I cancelled the day they billed my account, my money wasn't refunded. AOL is a crook and a crock in my opinion. No wonder it is a dying breed-crappy service for a high cost. Google mail here I come.
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