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How do AOL's email filters work?

On average, AOL's filtering system prevents more than one billion junk emails per day from being received by AOL members.  Anything reported to us by our members makes our filters even more efficient to stop that particular email reaching other AOL members.  We are working hard to find even more effective ways to automatically filter out as much unwanted commercial email as possible, while not affecting legitimate email such as electronic newsletters or mailing lists. 

In addition, we provide AOL members with customisable Email Controls that allow you to block email you don't wish to receive. To access your email controls, please sign on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Email Controls.