How to Recover a Forgotten AIM/AOL Mail Password

What to Do When You Forget Your AOL Password

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It's hard to be expected to remember a random string of numbers and characters, and especially whether or not they're uppercase or lowercase. However, unless you store your passwords in a password manager, this is exactly what you have to do in order to access your online accounts.

If you haven't used your AIM Mail account in a long time or if you've simply misplaced your password, you can use their built-in form to reset the password.

This works no matter where you use your account, be it through their website or ​via an email client or mobile app.

Tip: You might consider changing your AIM/AOL password to something easier to remember if you find that you're resetting it often.

Recover a Forgotten AIM Mail Password

To this to regain access to your AIM account:

  1. Visit the Let's reset your password page.
  2. Enter your username or email address in that text box.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Type the email address you specified for account recovery.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Enter the answer to your security question.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Enter a new password, and then do it once more to verify that you typed it correctly. It's best to choose a secure, "hack-proof" password.
  9. Click Submit again and then Continue.
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