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    AOL Optimized for Mac?!?
    Why is it Windows users have all these different modernized AOL's while Mac users are stuck in the 7.0 period. They have Security Editions, AOL Music, Computer Check Up, etc. Our AOL is overall so primitive..yet I heard the version before the one I have now was so much worse. We should be modernized too!

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    we should be, but o well, aol bites anyway.

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    As a PC user, the only thing I notice different with new versions of AOL is more ads, you aren't missing anything. Simple is good.

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    The bigger question is why are you using AOL? There are many other, cheaper, faster alternatives for internet access.
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    My parents don't want to change their e-mail addresses so they keep their account active, I just use their account when traveling.

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    I was thinking of axing AOL and getting Roadrunner. but I haven't done anything for it yet because I'm not sure if my iChat is working right. I'll click into it but nothing will come up..does anyone know what to do?

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    Well can't AOL automatically forward e-mails to a different mail account?

    And what about mail? Doesn't aol support pop access?

    If not then it bites even more than I thought ...

    Haha, just figured it out for you:

    "Windows users"

    -> "They have Security Editions, Computer Check Up, etc."

    Notice something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    Well can't AOL automatically forward e-mails to a different mail account?

    And what about mail? Doesn't aol support pop access?

    If not then it bites even more than I thought ...

    Haha, just figured it out for you:

    "Windows users"

    -> "They have Security Editions, Computer Check Up, etc."

    Notice something?

    Now I know what your talking about. Your absolutely right. (=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    Well can't AOL automatically forward e-mails to a different mail account?

    And what about mail? Doesn't aol support pop access?
    Why would AOL do that? It would encourage people to cancel their accounts.

    No, the don't support POP access.

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    AOL doesn't have POP access; that's the reason why Hiptop users need a seperate program to access their AOL mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DV'SiBOOKG4
    I was thinking of axing AOL and getting Roadrunner. but I haven't done anything for it yet because I'm not sure if my iChat is working right. I'll click into it but nothing will come up..does anyone know what to do?
    delete these files: com.apple.iChat.AIM.plist, com.apple.iChat.plist, com.apple.iChatAgent.plist. theyre in : mac hd>users>your username>library>preferences>theyre here. delete any of these 3 you find, restart, then try ichat.

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    yea... aol is pretty bad. you should go cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis
    Why would AOL do that? It would encourage people to cancel their accounts.

    No, the don't support POP access.
    AOL doesnt support POP access, but you can use an IMAP compatible client to get your email. I know entourage is capable of this but not sure about Mail or other clients. Look on the AOL website for information for using a 3rd party client for retrieving your AOL email.

    I have AOL piggybacked to my DSL extreme (for my kids) and I keep an email address on there. Works just fine w/ Entourage.

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    Mail can do IMAP. That's what I do with all my e-mail accounts.
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    AOL Optimized for Mac?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    Mail can do IMAP. That's what I do with all my e-mail accounts.
    Sweet. Didnt know that
    Then AOL will work with Mail as well.

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