How to prevent pop-ups in AOL mail account?

To prevent messages from popping up on your screen while you get an email or compose a new one, try to apply these settings and save the changes at the end.


If you are accessing your AOL mail account on a web browser and you are not using the AOL Mail app on your device, then your screen might start to display some kind of pop-up message on your screen. These pop-up messages generally appear when you receive emails in your account or create a new message from your account. However, by changing some settings in your AOL account, you can configure these pop-ups not to appear on your display while you are using AOL mail. Therefore, in the section given below, we are going to discuss the apt procedure to turn off these pop-ups.

Steps to stop AOL from opening messages

If you do not want the incoming messages to be displayed on your device’s screen due to some privacy reasons, then you are suggested to go through the steps that are explained right below:

  1. Go to the AOL Mail page from a browser
  2. Now, log in to your AOL account
  3. Navigate to the inbox of your account
  4. Now, click on the “Options” menu
  5. And, then choose the “Mail Settings” menu
  6. On the Settings menu, select the “General” tab
  7. Navigate to the “Reading” section
  8. Then, remove the tick from the box saying “Always Read Mail in a New Window”
  9. After this, you need to save the settings
  10. You can now go back to your inbox and start composing new emails

Stop the pop-up when composing emails

By changing some settings in your AOL account, you can restrict the pop-up of the new window while you are trying to compose a new email or reply to an existing one:

  1. At first, you need to sign in to your AOL mail account
  2. Now, navigate to your inbox and select “Options”
  3. After this, you need to choose the “Mail Settings” menu
  4. In the “Settings” tab, go to the “Compose” tab
  5. In the default mode, select “Always write mail in full pane compose”
  6. Followed by this, you just need to save the settings


To conclude, we can say that, if you do not want someone else to your incoming or outgoing messages as soon as you open AOL mail, you can configure a few settings in your AOL account. To change and learn more about these settings, you can always give this post a read.