How to Add and Delete Contacts in AOL Mail
There is no rule saying you have to put contacts in your address book in order to stay in touch with them via AOL Mail, but it is a convenient way to keep them organized. Plus, it is a useful place to store useful information about people that you might otherwise forget.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll go over how to add contacts to both AOL Mail. And, because anything can happen, we’ll also talk about how to delete contacts from both of these services.
To get started, make sure you are signed in to AOL Mail so that you can see the left sidebar that is used for email navigation.
How to add contacts in AOL Mail
When logged in to your AOL account, you can easily access your address book of contacts at any time by finding the section labeled “Contacts” in the left sidebar.
As you can see, my address book is empty because I haven't added any contacts yet. When you have added people to your AOL contacts, though, they will appear here, with whatever information you have provided for them: name, email address, phone number, etc.
To add a new contact in AOL Mail, click on the button near the top of the address book that looks like a little person with a "+" sign.
In the “New Contact” form, you can add any and all information that you have about the person you want to save to your AOL address book. This will usually include at least their first name and email address, which would be the bare minimum for keeping track of who everybody is.
As an example, I’ll add my mom as a contact. First, I’ll enter “Mom” as her first name (no last name necessary, of course). And in the “Email 1” field, I’ve typed in the email address I use to communicate with her. When I have added all the information I want to add, I will finish the process by clicking on the “Add Contact” button at the bottom of the form.
You will now see the new contact you have added as it will appear whenever you access it from your address book. (The picture was set by default, but you can add one of your own if you prefer).
Now, if you return to your AOL Mail address book by clicking on the “Contacts” link in the left menu just like before, you can see that your newly added contact appears there. Once you have added more contacts, they will also be shown here as a list.
You can then access any one of them to send email, edit information, etc. by clicking on them in the list view.
How to delete contacts in AOL Mail
If you ever need to delete a contact from your address book in AOL Mail, it’s very easy to do. You can do it from two different places: your address book list view, or the detailed contact page for the specific person you want to delete.
For example, if you are looking at your entire AOL address book, you can select one or multiple contacts to delete from this list view. All you have to do is mark the check box next to the contact or contacts you don’t want in your address book anymore, and then click on the little trash can icon at the top of the screen to delete them.
You can also click on a contact to view their detail page, and use the same trash can icon to delete them from there.