In continuation to the instructions on how to get an AOL email address, this page takes you through the concluding steps of the process. These are as important as choosing a username or making a strong password so please pay close attention to each point.
Important advice when filling up the AOL email registration form:
The sign up form shown to you may be different from what’s there in the slides because AOL changes it based on your geographic location.
For instance, the form at AOL.co.uk (United Kingdom) may present a different set of fields or put them in a different order. Please use your best judgement and a whole lot of common sense.
As you can guess, the password grants access to your email account. But what if you lose it? AOL understands that some users, especially the newly initiated, might find themselves in this quagmire. But with millions of subscribers, it is impossible to provide personal care to each individual.
Because of this, the password recovery process has been automated. However, to retrieve / reset this sensitive information you need to prove your identity to the “system”. Most of the remaining fields in the AOL email account sign up form are meant for this purpose.
Just a few form fields remain before the free AOL email account is made!
Last warning: Do not rush through these – the information you provide now is as critical as the password.
If you have read the tips on how to make a strong password, you know the inherent problem too! One is likely to forget complex passwords especially when they are not used often. AOL, like other web services, provides a few of ways to come out of this crisis… if you ever face it. The password can be reset by having instruction send to an alternate email address, mobile phone or answering a security question and confirming personal details.
Assuming the sign up form was submitted without errors, the AOL email account you’ve made is ready for use. I suggest going through the different features of the AOL email account first. This short introduction will help you in grasping the basics of the email service. Next, get to know the AOL webmail interface which is the best and easiest way to check the email account, at least while you are still wet behind the ears.
Finally, once you’ve got the hang of how everything works, try sending an email message from the AOL account. The water is warm and inviting take the plunge and enjoy.
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