How to Open AOL Mail with Inbox Instead of “Today on AOL”

If you go to and click the envelope icon at the top-right of the window to get to your email, then you are probably used to seeing a page that shows a bunch of news stories. While you can navigate to your inbox a couple of ways from there, you might prefer to go directly to your inbox when you click that envelope instead.

Fortunately this is a setting over which you have control, and it’s possible to bypass this page, called “Today on AOL”, if you so choose. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can start going directly to your inbox.


How to Open AOL Mail to Your Inbox When Signing Into Email Account

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will also work in other desktop versions of Web browsers. Note that this setting will apply across any instance where you sign into your AOL inbox in a Web browser, but this will not affect any current mail behavior in third-party programs like your phone’s Mail app, or the desktop version of Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Go to and sign into your AOL inbox.


Step 2: Click the Options link at the top-right of the window, then choose the Mail Settings item.

open the aol mail settings menu



Step 3: Check the box to the left of Show me Today on AOL when signing in to remove the check mark. You can then click Save settings at the bottom of the window, then click Back to Mail at the top-left of the window to return to your inbox.

how to stop showing aol today on sign in



If you decide that you actually preferred seeing this news page when you signed into your inbox, you can always turn this setting back on.


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