Using Rich Text Formatting in AOL Mail (AIM Mail)

  1. What to do if AOL Mail does not accept rich text format?
  2. Enable HTML formatting in AOL Mail
  3. Enable rich text formatting for a single message
  4. Formatting text in AOL Mail

What to do if AOL Mail does not accept rich text format?

Enable HTML formatting in AOL Mail (AIM Mail) to compose messages using HTML so that the text of emails you send can be in different formats, bold, italic, or underlined. HTML formatting also allows you to embed images and other multimedia elements. You know that rich text formatting is not enabled in AOL Mail if you cannot change the text formatting or insert images in your emails.

These steps only apply to AOL Mail (also known as AIM Mail). These instructions apply to any operating system or web browser that supports downloading from the AOL Mail website, such as Chrome or Firefox on Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Enable HTML formatting in AOL Mail

If you are unable to enter rich text in AOL Mail, go to your account email settings to enable rich text/HTML editing.

  1. Sign in to AOL Mail.

  2. Select parameters:

  3. Select Email Settings

  4. Select To create

  5. Check box Using Formatted Text/HTML Editing

  6. Scroll down the page and select Save settings

  7. To return to your email, exit the settings page or select Back to email

Enable rich text formatting for a single message

Another way to enable rich text formatting in your AOL Mail account is to create a new email and select from the menu Format

For email clients and webmail pages that cannot display HTML messages, AOL Mail automatically creates an alternate text version of the rich messages you send.

Formatting text in AOL Mail

There are several ways to use AOL Mail’s advanced formatting features. One way is to use keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+b or Command+B to make the selected text bold, or Ctrl+U or Ctrl+U to underline the selected text.

Another way is to use the formatting toolbar. Select Format at the top of the page to show or hide the formatting toolbar.

Button selection Format does not disable advanced text formatting in AOL Mail, it only shows or hides the formatting toolbar.

Use the formatting toolbar to:

  • Change the font and size.

  • Open options in bold, italics and underline.

  • Text color and text background

  • Align text on the page.

  • Add numbered and bulleted lists.

  • Insert emoticons.

The third way to use HTML formatting in AOL emails is to select: To invest to insert images in an email.

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