Create reminders to follow-up on important emails in your Aol.com (AOL Mail) email account

You send over important paperwork. No reply. Three days pass, still no reply. With send reminders, it's easy to make sure you never forget to follow up on dropped email threads.

 
 

Add reminders to emails you send through Aol.com

Aol.com (AOL Mail) doesn't allow you to schedule send reminders or follow-up reminders via their webmail interface, but they support IMAP, which means you can use another email program like Mailspring to schedule reminders and provide a more powerful email experience.

Follow these steps to send email with read receipts from your Aol.com account:

Step 1: Download Mailspring

Mailspring is a free desktop email application that allows you to add reminders to emails you send. It also comes packed with other great features like read receipts and message snoozing! It works on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

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Step 2: Sign in to your Aol.com account

Run Mailspring and choose IMAP / SMTP on the email setup screen. Enter the connection settings for your Aol.com account and click "Continue". Mailspring is a full email client and allows you to check your Aol.com (AOL Mail) email without using the webmail interface. Your email should be displayed in a few minutes.

Step 3: Send emails with reminders

When composing an email in Mailspring, click the Reminders icon and pick a time when you'd like to be reminded about the thread if no-one replies. That's all you need to do! When you send the email, Mailspring will automatically schedule a reminder.

When the time you specified has passed, Mailspring will bring the message to the top of your inbox if none of the recipients have replied. This makes it easy to remember to follow-up, so you'll never drop a conversation again!

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