How to access old mail from inactive AOL Gold subscription

Download AOL Gold

The new AOL Desktop Gold browser is seen as the perfect combination of the classic AOL look coupled with amazing new features. AOL Desktop Gold is a paid service that users have to subscribe to. After you install AOL Desktop Gold on your computer you can check your emails, surf the web, stream your favorite shows and catch up on the latest headlines from this one platform. However, even if you do not renew your subscription your account will become inactive and you will not be able to use most of the features of AOL Gold. However, even if your AOL Gold subscription is inactive you will still be able to access your old emails and AOL address book. You can refer to the suggestions in this article or you can call the AOL customer care number and ask for help so that you can access your old emails.

Steps to access locally-saved emails via AOL

Locally saved emails, which are basically emails saved on your computer, can be accessed through the read-only format. You can refer to the steps given below to access local-saved email on AOL:

  • Step 1: Open AOL Desktop Gold without signing in
  • Step 2: On the login screen you will see a down arrow next to username box
  • Step 3: Click the arrow and select the username you want from the given list
  • Step 4: Press ‘X’ to exit the AOL Desktop login screen
  • Step 5: Select ‘Read Mail’ icon and choose a folder under ‘Saved on My PC’
  • Step 6: Double click the email you want to read and it will open it

Steps to make a backup of your locally stored AOL emails

AOL gives users the choice of creating a backup of your locally stored emails so that you do not lose any information just because your AOL Desktop Gold subscription expires. Use the steps below to create a backup of all your emails so that you can read them later:

  • Step 1: Run AOL Gold on your device but do not log in
  • Step 2: Choose your AOL username and close the login screen
  • Step 3: Press the ‘Read mail’ icon and check the emails stored on your PC
  • Step 4: Double click the message you want to back up
  • Step 5: Open the file menu type a name for the file
  • Step 6: Choose which format you want to save the file and press ‘Ok’ to confirm

If you do not want to reactivate your account and if you do not want to download AOL Desktop Gold it will not affect your work since you can access your email and view your address book through the AOL mail webpage.  However, you will need to provide your username and password so as to sign in. In case you have any other queries about your AOL Desktop Gold subscription you can call the customer care number and speak to a certified professional directly.