The Bottom Line
- AOL for Mac OS X is easy to use
- Supports HTML, background images, sounds, and more rich content
- AOL for Mac OS X allows you to get mail only from certain senders
- AOL for Mac OS X lacks email filters or labels
- Doesn't offer message encryption or signing
- AOL for Mac OS X' Interface is a bit cluttered and could be snappier
- AOL for Mac OS X provides an easy to use interface to AOL email.
- Supports both plain text and richly formatted HTML messages.
- AOL for Mac OS X lets you insert funny sounds, images, banners and more in your emails easily.
- Lets you block mail via a black list of addresses, or allow only mail from known senders.
- Includes a complete address book, integrates with AIM, and lets you search archived mail.
- Messages to AOL members offer reliable return receipts.
- The AOL for Mac OS X dock icon displays the number of new emails.
- AOL for Mac OS X supports Mac OS X 10.1+.
Guide Review - AOL for Mac OS X - Email Program
This simplicity is mixed with a good dose of fun: not only can you use rich HTML formatting in your emails, AOL also makes it easy to add pictures, sounds, banners, and more. Add to this AOL's useful return receipts and you get a solid basic email service.
Unfortunately, the list of missing features is long, however. AOL for Mac OS X doesn't provide message filters or labels, secure messaging is missing just like message templates. And although AOL Mail Controls allow you to accept mail only from known senders, really efficient anti-spam measures aren't available either.