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AOL Help: About Security Controls on AOL Email on the Web

On AOL Email on the Web you can customise your security settings to suit your needs.

Reading
Session



Reading

When reading email, you may be warned before opening messages containing images. This is a safety setting that is turned on by default. If you wish to turn this safety setting off, follow the steps below.

To turn the images warning off:

  1. On the AOL Email on the Web window, in the upper right, click the Settings button.
  2. On the left, click the Security Controls tab.
  3. Next to Reading:, click the Display a warning before opening messages containing images box to clear it.
  4. Click the Save button.



Session

The session security setting will automatically sign you off whenever you are inactive for a period of time. This feature will sign you off of AOL Email on the Web after 24 hours of inactivity by default. The other options for this setting are 30 Minutes, 2 hours, 8 Hours and 2 Weeks.

To change the Session setting:

  1. On the AOL Email on the Web window, in the upper right, click the Settings button.
  2. On the left, click the Security Controls tab.
  3. Next to Session:, click the down arrow, then click the desired inactivity timer.
  4. Click the Save button.