Thursday, May 12, 2005

AIM Mail is out!

More good stuff today! AIM Mail, free email for AIM users, launched today at http://mail.aol.com! Simply log in with your existing AIM screenname to get a free 2 GB aim.com mailbox with:
• AOL's excellent spam and anti-virus protection
• An awesome web front end with search
• Or, if you want to use a mail client, IMAP access
• Single Log-on - logging into AIM allows lets you seamlessly login to AIM Mail
• AIM presence integrated into email so you can see if the sender or recipients are online
• AOL's "Unsend" and "Message Status" features
• And more!

It's a great product! Check it out at http://mail.aol.com.

39 comments:

seniors said...

Nice!!! I tried signing in with an AIM sn that was also an AOL and it doesn't let me send mail with aim.com  Eeek I wanted to brag haha.

holyvisual said...

I tried signing in and had no luck. My AIM Account appeared to be suspended after trying to sign in. Even though i havent used the AIM account in a good few months. Can anyone resolve this issue?

adamkb said...

Can you give more information about your statement that IMAP access is available? My attempts to use imap.aol.com with an AIM Screen Name are failing. I can log in through webmail just fine.

juberti1 said...

Yeah... I'm having issues logging in with my AIM account to imap.aol.com:143, although it works for my AOL. I'll post an update when I have more info.

adamkb said...

According to the Beta documentation, AIM Mail doesn't support IMAP.

juberti1 said...

As far as I know, we are still planning on offering IMAP access, although apparently it is not switched on yet... here's a quote from a recent eWeek article about AIM Mail:
"AOL already is planning additional features for the full launch of AIM Mail. The service will support the IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) standard so that users can access their AIM Mail accounts from other e-mail clients, Ben-Yoseph said."

bjlib70 said...

I applaud the effort to have IMAP access.  I so wish that other services offered that.  Like Gmail only having POP3, and yahoo's POP3 with their upgraded pay mail service.  With such large capacity mailboxes, it only makes sense to have IMAP server side mail storage.

Now, a question I have, is will the address book be shared out via LDAP?  Could that be a possibility for down the line if not planned for initial rollout?

zamboplayer said...

Don't expect IMAP IMAP from AIM mail, because the odds are very high that what you will get AOL IMAP, as implemented for AOL mail, Netscape.net and so on.   While it works with an IMAP client, there are many IMAP features that aren't implemented to standard.  

It's my guess that AOL isn't doing IMAP because others do POP3.  AOL is doing IMAP because that is the kludge they implemented to open up their mail system years ago, and it can be offered with little development cost.



adamkb said...

IMAP is superior to POP3 in every respect. IMAP can be made to emulate POP3 100%, whereas the reverse is not possible.

Eventually IMAP will completely replace POP3 once it becomes economical to do so.

Most free email services don't offer non-browser access to their systems for security and advertising reasons.

zamboplayer said...

If IMAP4 is not yet economical, then that is one respect it is inferior to POP3.

I would prefer good IMAP access to mail servers than POP3 access.  I undertand the benefits.

But AOL IMAP has limits, and is not full IMAP. My only point.

supersplunk said...

When I log in it tells me I only have 250MB of mail space...not even close to 2GB...

jgb2336 said...

The service you are trying to access is currently unavailable. Please try again in a few moments.

If you continue to see this message, please review the Help pages. To learn more about the Mail service, please visit our Home page.

Error Code: C0FE1801

This is what I've been getting the last few days. Whats up with that ?

etbaseball1017 said...

The service you are trying to access is currently unavailable. Please try again in a few moments.

WTF i need my mail!

teachershark said...

What's up - I get the error message on my PC but I can access my account on my  cell?

bigbirdpimp10685 said...

Error Code: C0FE1801
Is the error code I am getting.  This error refers to a problem with the site, it is not anything to do with anyones computer.

trayccc said...

I cant log on to my email either!!!!!

suenskitz said...

i cannot access my mail either!

slamarine said...

C0FE1801

I've used AOL for about 15 years and not being able to get my mail today -- 06.01.06 -- is just about the last straw. Between selling our names to spammers and providing questionable service, how long do they think we will put up with this?

spikereinhard said...

AIM Mail is Out all right!  Out of ORDER!!  Where's our mail???

jbirketts said...

I'm sick of this error; it happens a lot.  What good is AOL if I can't read my mail??? I can get e-news anywhere.  I'm done with AOL.

rick0011 said...

Try mail.aol.com

grlofthecity said...

Being someone that has tried a LOT of free e-mail services, AIM Mail really is the pick of the crop.  Yes, the downtime today IS frustrating--and I can understand how even more so it is for full AOL members, which is why I only use mail--but even if I was able to get into the other mail services, they would not always send/receive all of my mail, which lead to a degree of stress and paranoia.

ashbinter said...

I keep getting an error message when I log into my mail. Error Code: C0FE1801.  Help I need my mail

revlaw said...

Frustrated Friends:

Just got off with the AOL Tech People - try using
WWW.CLASSIC.WEBMAIL.AOL.COM
                 

knochj1 said...

that doesn't work either. Can't get email. Haven't been able to get email. And no word from AOL about why or when this might be rectified. Frustration.

pamboucher said...

I can't get to my email either.  what is going on here.  I get the same message  try later on. so what is the scoop and when is it going to be fix.

jannj8205 said...

My aim mail still is not working and I am getting really mad it has been 2 weeks      I NEED MY MAIL !!!!!!!!!!!

valbaby1 said...

Error Code: C0FE1801 <--I get this error (still - been abt a wk now) when I use Internet Explorer to try to access my aolmail.  I popped up Firefox and I can access my email perfectly.  Must be an IE coding problem on AOL's part.  If you don't have firefox (free) you can get the browser at www.mozilla.com.

ccritter58 said...

I can't access my email either, and the tech told me, with no www.,  classic.webmail.aol.com, but it didn't work for me.  Tech said she would report this problem and that was 6-14-06.  She also gave me a number to call the same people m-f 11am to 9:45pm: closed on Tuesdays 6-8 pm, 1-866-787-3668.
I'm going to call Monday.  I NEED MY MAIL!!!!!!!!   This is Crap!

ccritter58 said...

Sorry, I talked with the Tech 7-14-06....not 6-14-06

dogcrazydude said...

I HATE THIS SOME ONE HAS GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!! I NEED MY FREAKIN MAIL!!!!!!!!!!!! I KEEP GETTING PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER!!!!

dnmomdonna said...

It has been over 2 months that i cant access my mail!
I do ebay transactions and cannot use my email.
i have almost fifty messages and i cant get to them.
i have done eveything that the techs have told me and they say the problem is with aol and it will be fixed shortly.
THAT WAS A MONTH AGO!!!!

deanwhiteent said...

I've been getting the error code for longer than I care to say.  But quite by accident I was able to access my e-mail by clicking on the back arrow.  Then the AOL main page comes up and I click on the mailbox and what do you know, my e-mail page pops up.  AOL get your act together.  This is a real pain.  

rreid122 said...

I agree, this is crap!  My checking account is being automatically drafted each month for service I can't use!  AOL get it together....

Rreid122

davidcorrick said...

My netscape e-maiL doesn't work for the first time since 1998, since they changed their website.  Any ideas on how to get access?

Error Code: C0FE1801

Report ID: 1221-d03-20060904-235435

gsthreehundred said...

If you're having a problem with login & sign on with webmail.aol.com, I figured out how to resolve the
Error Code: C0FE1801
or
1272-webmail-vma-20061201-230817

If the alternative classic.webmail.aol.com doesn't work, try going to this link:

https://my.screenname.aol.com/

then just sign in as normal and it will ask you some security questions and take you to a page that asks if you've received a 'confirmation e-mail' to re-activate your aol, netscape, or aim e-mail account (screenname).  Click on the appropriate link to have aol re-send that confirmation e-mail to that same account or an alternate e-mail account you may have.  The final step is to click the "Sign Out"  link on the top of the page.
I used the first link to re-send an e-mail to my @aol.com address & my roommate used the link to change his e-mail address from an @netscape.com address to an @aim.com and both options allowed us to finally access webmail.aol.com and/or mail.aol.com in seconds.
Hope this helps you!

-Jeromeo

gsthreehundred said...

If you're having a problem with login & sign on with webmail.aol.com, I figured out how to resolve the
Error Code: C0FE1801
or
1272-webmail-vma-20061201-230817

If the alternative classic.webmail.aol.com doesn't work, try going to this link:

https://my.screenname.aol.com/

then just sign in as normal and it will ask you some security questions and take you to a page that asks if you've received a 'confirmation e-mail' to re-activate your aol, netscape, or aim e-mail account (screenname).  Click on the appropriate link to have aol re-send that confirmation e-mail to that same account or an alternate e-mail account you may have.  The final step is to click the "Sign Out"  link on the top of the page.
I used the first link to re-send an e-mail to my @aol.com address & my roommate used the link to change his e-mail address from an @netscape.com address to an @aim.com and both options allowed us to finally access webmail.aol.com and/or mail.aol.com in seconds.
Hope this helps you!

-Jeromeo

mouseclick41507 said...

Anyone know how to log out of the AIM that is in the AIM Mail session? In the Beta AIM Mail?

jennpoo310 said...

i cant get my mail it keeps sayin that theres an error every time i sign in does someone know how to help me with that