How to Search Email in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

Find messages, calendar info, contacts, and more

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The search feature in AIM Mail and AOL Mail makes it simple to find email messages you have received in the past and more. A few options narrow your search results as well, such as to certain senders or subjects.

Instructions for Email Searches in AIM or AOL Mail

To find mail in AIM Mail or AOL Mail:

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

  2. Select Search Mail drop-down arrow.

  3. Choose Mail to search the body of email messages.

    Mail dropdown item
  4. Choose Subject to search for words or phrases in the subject line.

    Subject option in AOL Mail
  5. Select From/To to search for specific senders or recipients.

    From/To option in AOL Mail
  6. Type the word, phrase, or email address for which you want to search and click the Search button to look for relevant messages in all email folders. Matching results appear in the email window.

  7. Sort the search results. Select the From heading to sort by sender. Select the Subject heading to sort subjects alphabetically. Select the Date heading to sort by date. You can also sort by folder or attachment.

How to Search the Calendar in AOL Mail

Search for appointments and events using the search tool.

  1. Select the Search Mail drop-down arrow.

  2. Choose Calendar.

    Calendar option in AOL Mail
  3. Type the word or phrase for which you want to search and select the Search button to look for relevant events in your calendar. Matching results appear as a selectable list.

    Party search term in AOL Mail
  4. Sort the results by Event, Calendar, Date, or Time by selecting the relevant heading.

  5. Choose the event you want to open.

How to Search Contacts in AOL Mail

You can also use the search feature to find contacts.

  1. Select the Search Mail drop-down arrow.

  2. Choose Contacts.

    Contacts option in AOL Mail Search
  3. Type the name, nickname, screen name, or other contact information for which you want to search and select the Search button to look for matches in your contact list. Matching results appear as a selectable list.

    Search field in Calendar search for AOL Mail
  4. Sort the results by Name, Calendar, Email, or Phone Number by selecting the relevant heading.

  5. Choose the contact you want to open.

To access the results of recent searches, select the Search Mail drop-down arrow and scroll to the Recent Searches section. Choose the search results you want to view.