On my personal web site I do list an @aol.com email address as the way to contact me. Why? Mainly because I’ve had the address for years, it works, and I really couldn’t give a crap what techies say about it. Techies typically scream out "GMAIL! GMAIL! GMAIL!" I don’t care because Gmail periodically breaks as does Hotmail as does every other webmail that’s ever existed, so… whatever. As far as I’m concerned there is nothing inherently better or worse about any one webmail service over another. The plain fact of the matter is that techies bash on AOL Mail just because it’s AOL and nothing more. Again, whatever.
As is turns out, several political and media elite folks are still using their @aol.com email addresses – so much so that the stigma attached to having an AOL Mail address basically doesn’t exist anymore. In fact, an @aol.com address is now seen as a status symbol. Stranger things have happened, I suppose.
It’s probably true you may have an @aol.com mail address and not even know it.
If you have an AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) account, you have an AOL mail address. Go to mail.aol.com, login with your AIM credentials and you’ll have your account. While the end of the address may end up as firstname.lastname@example.org, if you send a mail to that address and switch out aim.com with aol.com, it will work. Does this mean you have an address that works with either aim.com or aol.com? Yes.
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