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1. When replying to a message from me, PLEASE include my message in yours so I will know what we're talking about. To do this, you'll have to COPY my message, then PASTE it into yours. Most email programs automatically do that, but AOL does not. A few minutes ago I got a message from an AOL user that read, "thank you." It was in response to something I sent him earlier. I have no idea what it was about. Of course, I sometimes get some that say "fuck you" and I'm just as happy to trash them, too.

 

2. Clear your Cache often. Only AOL users write to me that they can't see the latest updates because the awful AOL browser is showing them what is stored in their computer. This is a trick AOL uses to make you think they are faster. They are not. They are showing you old stuff. To clear it out, go into MY AOL, PREFERENCES, INTERNET and select CLEAR HISTORY. I don't hold on to stuff more than one day.

 

3. Do NOT block non-AOL email. We cannot write you. If you are an escort you are losing clients. If you are trying to sign on to this Message Center...well, you haven't been able to get your password because it bounces back to me. A lot of AOL users think by blocking non-AOL email, they are preventing SPAM. AOL is the worst about generating SPAM and in fact, if you blocked ALL AOL users, you probably wouldn't get SPAM.

 

4. Do NOT use the AOL browser. To go on the Internet, use IE5, which you can get free anywhere. Sign on to AOL like you always do and then click on the IE browser and your picture will be bigger, everything will load faster and your life will become simpler.

 

5. My final plea. Drop AOL. Fire them. Cancel them. Sign up with any of the FREE Internet services. I have most of them, but the one I use the most is FreeI.net. It's located at http://www.freei.net. You are totally anonymous. They do not even ask for your name or your address or your phone number. You will not have to send them a stool sample. You have most of the features you get on AOL, including unlimited aliases, except you do not have the AOL Nazi's peering over your shoulder to see if you're a queer and then canceling you for no reason. I fly all over the country and just plug in, set my city or town and I’m online for free. And you're saving enough money each year to buy a new pair of Ferragamo shoes - my favorite (hint, hint - 8 1/2).

 

6. Even if you decide to keep AOL, you can get FreeI.net and they have very detailed instructions on how to log on to AOL through them and your AOL bill will drop $10 per month. That’ll buy a lot of lube.

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AOL info; replying to a message on AOL

 

Very helpful and nicely written information on use of AOL. Better than you get from AOL.

 

You can use Select All from the Edit Menu and then click on Reply. Does the same as Copy and Paste when replying to e-mail.

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