How to Print a Message in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

Print emails, contacts, or calendars

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Some email messages are fit to print. Maybe you need to file a hard copy away for safekeeping, produce it as a receipt for a merchandise return, or refer to it as you undertake a task (such as cooking). Printing a message in AIM Mail and AOL Mail is easy. 

How To Create a Printed Copy of an Email Message in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

To print an email message:

  1. Log in to your AOL Mail or AIM Mail account.

  2. Select the email message you want to print to open it.

    If you don't want to print the entire page, highlight the section you want to print.

  3. Go to the toolbar above the message and select the More button.

    Alternatively, select the printer icon in the upper-right corner of the message window.

  4. Choose Print Message.

    Print Message menu item on Aol Mail website
  5. Choose the printer settings you want to use, then select Print.

How to Print Contacts in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

AOL Mail provides several ways to print information from your contact list. For example, print your contacts or filter contacts by a subcategory, such as family, friends, or coworkers if you added your contacts to a group when you created them.

Print Contacts by a Category

  1. Log in to your AOL Mail or AIM Mail account.

  2. In the navigation pane, select Contacts.

  3. Select the View drop-down arrow and choose the category you want to print.

    Co-Workers category to print
  4. Select the Printer icon on the taskbar to access printer options, then choose Current Category. A new window displays the contact information.

    Current Category menu item
  5. Press Ctrl+P in Windows or ⌘+P on Mac to open the Print dialog box.

    Alternatively, select File from the browser toolbar and choose Print.

  6. Choose the printer settings you want to use, then select Print.

Print Select Contacts

Choose any of your contacts and create a custom list to print.

  1. Log in to your AOL Mail or AIM Mail account.

  2. In the navigation pane, select Contacts.

  3. Select the check boxes next to the names of the contacts you want to print.

    Checkboxes for Contacts to include in print
  4. Select the Printer icon on the taskbar above the inbox to access printer options, then choose Selected Contacts. A new window displays the contact information.

    Selected Contacts menu item
  5. Press Ctrl+P in Windows or ⌘+P on Mac to open the Print dialog box.

  6. Choose the printer settings you want to use, then select Print.

Print All Contacts

You can print your entire contact list, as well.

  1. Log in to your AOL Mail or AIM Mail account.

  2. Select Contacts.

  3. Select the Printer icon on the taskbar to access printer options and choose All Contacts. A new window displays the contact information.

    All Contacts menu item
  4. Press Ctrl+P in Windows or ⌘+P on Mac to open the Print dialog box.

  5. Choose the printer settings you want to use, then select Print.

How to Print a Calendar in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

To create a hardcopy printout of the calendar for a month, week, or day:

  1. Log in to your AOL Mail or AIM Mail account.

  2. In the navigation pane, select Calendar.

  3. Choose Select Calendar and choose the calendar you want to print. If you only have one calendar, skip this step.

    Work calendar selected
  4. Select Calendar View and choose Month, Week, or Day to update the calendar view.

    Week view selected
  5. Select More, then choose Print.

    Print option in More menu
  6. Press Ctrl+P in Windows or ⌘+P on Mac to open the Print dialog box. Or, on the browser toolbar, go to the File menu and choose Print.

  7. Choose the printer settings you want to use, then select Print.