Easily Recover a Forgotten AOL Mail Password

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Internet

Check Your Browser First
Current versions of most internet browsers offer an auto-fill feature. You’ve probably noticed it when you’ve entered a username and password for the first time on a password-protected site; the browser typically presents a popup window that asks you if you want to save the login info.

If you’ve visited the AOL Mail site recently, you might have saved your username and password using this function, in which case the browser might fill in the password field automatically for you. If not, try double-clicking on the Password field; if any passwords match, they’ll be presented in a drop-down menu from which you can choose the appropriate password. Alternatively, you can check your browser’s help site to see where in its settings your password is stored, how to retrieve it, and how to toggle the feature on or off. The procedure is similar across browsers.

If you haven’t saved your password in your browser, then it’s time to use AOL’s password reset process.

AOL Mail’s Password Reset Procedure
As with many websites, AOL has moved away from password recovery, instead offering a password reset option as a more secure approach. AOL has developed easy procedures to do so. They are updated occasionally but generally entail similar steps:

  • Go to the AOL Mail login page.
  • Select Login/Join.
  • Type in your AOL username.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose Forgot password?.
  • Type in your username.
  • Tap Next.

Type in the phone number associated with your account, the one you entered when you created it. (You might be able to choose another method here, too, depending on which screen AOL sent you to. Stop here and see the other instructions below.)

Click Next.

To verify your identity, AOL requires a verification code. You can have it sent to you by text or a phone call. Just choose whichever method you prefer.

  • After you receive your code, type it into the Enter Code field.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter the new password you’d like to use.
  • Click Save.
  • You also can choose to receive an email to reset your password:
  • Choose Try another verification option.
  • Select Email a reset link to my recovery email address.

Tap Next. This will prompt the system to send an email to the address you provided as an alternative when you signed up for AOL Mail.

Click Close.

Open your alternative email account and look for the password reset message from AOL. It will have a subject line something like Request to reset your password.

  1. Click on the Reset Password button or link in the email.
  2. On the page where the link sends you, enter a new password.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Another password reset method involves the security question you set up when you created your account:
  5. Choose Answer security question.
  6. Type in your answer to the question asked.
  7. Click Next.

If your answer was correct, you’ll see the box in which you’ll enter your new password. Do so, and click Next.

Once you complete one of these procedures, you should be able to log into your AOL Mail account using your new password.

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