How to Search Email in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

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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. A few options let you narrow down 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. Click on the mail search field right above the folder list.

    screenshot of Aol Mail search inbox
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  3. Click the drop-down arrow and choose Mail of you want to search the body of email messages. Choose Subject to search for words or phrases in the subject line, or choose From/To to search for specific senders or recipients.

    AOL Mail advanced search options
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  4. 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 of your email folders. Any matching results will appear in the email window. You can sort the search results by clicking From, Subject, Date, or other headings.

You can search for people in your list of contacts or events on your calendar as well. Choose Contacts or Calendar from the search drop-down list, type in a word or phrase, and click Search.