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System Requirements

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
266 MHz or faster computer processor
1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution recommended
1 GB RAM, 512 MB free hard disk space
Internet connection

Releases

December #1 (December 6) - 11.0.2102
November #4 (November 27) - 11.0.2084
November #3 (November 13) - 11.0.2066
November #2 (November 3) - 11.0.2052
November #1 (November 2) - 11.0.2049
October #6 (October 31) - 11.0.2043
October #5 (October 25) - 11.0.2037
October #4 (October 16) - 11.0.2024
October #3 (October 9) - 11.0.2007
October #2 (October 9) - 11.0.2001
October #1 (October 2) - 11.0.1999
September #6 (September 21) - 11.0.1975
September #5 (September 19) - 11.0.1974

September #4 (September 17) - 11.0.1972
September #3 (September 15) - 11.0.1969
September #2 (September 6) - 11.0.1966 (Same as 11.0.1964)

September #1 (September 5) - 11.0.1964
August #6 (August 29) - 11.0.1952
August #5 (August 24) - 11.0.1942
August #4 (August 20) - 11.0.1935
August #3 (August 13) - 11.0.1928
August #2 (August 8) - 11.0.1926
August #1 (August 3) - 11.0.1916
July #4 (July 27) - 11.0.1912
July #3 (July 20) - 11.0.1904
July #2 (July 17) - 11.0.1899
July #1 (July 9) - 11.0.1892

June #3 (June 28) - 11.0.1883
June #2 (June 12) - 11.0.1855
June #1 (June 5) - 11.0.1839
May #4 (May 31) - 11.0.1831
May #3 (May 29) - 11.0.1828
May #2 (May 14) - 11.0.1805
May #1 (May 10) - 11.0.1804

April #10 (April 30) - 11.0.1781
April #9 (April 25) - 11.0.1777
April #8 (April 23) - 11.0.1761
April #7 (April 19) - 11.0.1759

April #6 (April 18) - 11.0.1757
April #5 (April 17) - 11.0.1754
April #4 (April 16) - 11.0.1752
April #3 (April 11) - 11.0.1748
April #2 (April 10) - 11.0.1746

April #1 (April 04) - 11.0.1732
March #4 (March 28) - 11.0.1713
March #3 (March 23) - 11.0.1703
March #2 (March 16) - 11.0.1695
March #1 (March 7) - 11.0.1671
February #4 (February 27) - 11.0.1648
February #3 (February 21) - 11.0.1630
February #2 (February 15) - 11.0.1621
February #1 (February 2) - 11.0.1589
January #4 (January 26) - 11.0.1579
January #3 (January 19) - 11.0.1567
January #2 (January 9) - 11.0.1550
January #1 (January 5) - 11.0.1546
December #6 (December 21) - 11.0.1537
December #5 (December 15) - 11.0.1518
December #4 (December 13) - 11.0.1517
December #3 (December 6) - 11.0.1503
December #2 (December 5) - 11.0.1500
December #1 (December 1) - 11.0.1496
November #5 (November 30) - 11.0.1491
November #4 (November 17) - 11.0.1477

November #3 (November 16) - 11.0.1474
November #2 (November 15) - 11.0.1471
November #1 (November 8) - 11.0.1455
October #7 (October 31) - 11.0.1443
October #6 (October 25) - 11.0.1431
October #5 (October 20) - 11.0.1427
October #4 (October 18) - 11.0.1425
October #3 (October 16) - 11.0.1422

October #2 (October 5) - 11.0.1406
October #1 (October 4) - 11.0.1404
September #6 (September 28) - 11.0.1395
September #5 (September 26) - 11.0.1386
September #4 (September 21) - 11.0.1374
September #3 (September 13) - 11.0.1358
September #2 (September 8) - 11.0.1347
September #1 (September 6) - 11.0.1337
August #9 (August 30) - 11.0.1325
August #8 (August 28) - 11.0.1318
August #7 (August 28) - 11.0.1314
August #6 (August 23) - 11.0.1308
August #5 (August 22) - 11.0.1305
August #4 (August 17) - 11.0.1300
August #3 (August 7; PM) - 11.0.1271
August #2 (August 7; AM) - 11.0.1269
August #1 (August 4) - 11.0.1268
July #4 (July 26) - 11.0.1244
July #3 (July 21) - 11.0.1230
July #2 (July 18) - 11.0.1225
July #1 (July 14) - 11.0.1220
June #3 (June 28) - 11.0.1187
June #2 (June 21) - 11.0.1175
June #1 (June 13) - 11.0.1170
May #6 (May 30) - 11.0.1144/1145
May #5 (May 26) - 11.0.1143
May #4 (May 18) - 11.0.1122
May #3 (May 16) - 11.0.1120
May #2 (May 2) - 11.0.1088
May #1 (May 1) - 11.0.1087
April #2 (April 19) - 11.0.1066
April #1 (April 4) - 11.0.1028
March #2 (March 21) - 11.0.999
March #1 Refresh (March 7) - 11.0.967
March #1 (March 3) - 11.0.966
Feb #2 Refresh #2 (Feb 23) - 11.0.943
Feb #2 Refresh (Feb 22) - 11.0.941
Feb #2 (Feb 20) - 11.0.939
Feb #1 Refresh (Feb 8) - 11.0.914
Feb #1 (Feb 6) - 11.0.912
Jan #3 Refresh (Jan 25) - 11.0.892
Jan #3 (Jan 23) - 11.0.888
Jan #2 (Jan 10) - 11.0.861
Jan #1 (Jan 9) - 11.0.858
Beta 8++ (Dec 16) - 11.0.839
Beta 8+ (Dec 6) - 11.0.810
Beta 8R (Dec 2) - 11.0.804
Beta 8 (Dec 1) - 11.0.791
Beta 7+ (Nov 16) - 11.0.761
Beta 7 (Oct 28) - 11.0.719
Beta 6+ (19 Oct.) - 11.0.717
Beta 6 (5 Oct.) - 11.0.672
Beta 5+ (20 Sept.) - 11.0.648
Beta 5+ (20 Sept.) - 11.0.645
Beta 5 (6 Sept.) - 11.0.607
Beta 4++ (23 August) - 11.0.580
Beta 4+ (10 August) - 11.0.565
Beta 4R (26 July) - 11.0.546
Beta 4 (25 July) - 11.0.544
Beta 3+ (11 July) - 11.0.522
Beta 3 (27 June) - 11.0.504
Beta 2+ (13 June) - 11.0.485
Beta 2 (31 May) - 11.0.464
Beta 1+ (16 May) - 11.0.446
Beta 1 (02 May) - 11.0.422
December Feature and Fixes
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!

December Update #1 - 12/6/2018
(Version 11.0.2102)

Focus Testing this release
  1. Favorites in menu - back by popular demand! Instead of displaying the Favorites window, right-clicking on the Favorites button will now show them in a menu (alt v keyboard shortcut as well!). Take it for a spin! Also additional functionality of a list of the last 10 items selected in Recent Favorites! Be sure to give us feedback and report any issues you find.
  2. Contact fixing from Address Book - In some cases, on purpose or not, addresses are stored with improper data in the address book. Some common issues that cause errors when trying to send the mail have been identified and if added to a compose mail from address book, we now fix them. Please watch for contacts that do not work when added from address book, addresses with parenthesis (matching open and close, or mismatched), commas, spaces, trailing periods, etc.
Changes in this release
  • HOT New! - Favorites in menu
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases mail list not updating without sign out and back on
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases crash downloading attachment
  • HOT Fixed! - .pfc import was adding Favorite Places to imported Saved on My PC folders
  • HOT Fixed! - fixup of invalid Email addresses added from address book
  • Fixed! - label for background control not near control
  • Fixed! - .pfc files imported with mail with attachments missing message body
  • Fixed! - aol://1722 urls in message malformed (still waiting on host component fix)
  • Fixed! - .pfc import cases import dialog not shown or doesn't close
  • New! - .pfc import available to GM channel users
  • HOT Updated! - updated version of Flash installer
November Feature and Fixes
If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!

November Update #4 - 11/27/2018
(Version 11.0.2084)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Sending Mail - Updates were made to the write mail editor as well as the address book correction logic for email addresses that are incorrectly stored in the address book.
  2. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that is some cases other folders like Favorite Places might be imported into Saved on My PC, these can be safely deleted, we continue to work on fixing this.
  3. favicon and activity spinner on browser tab - now as a page loads it will show a spinner, and once we can show it, and if it has one, we will show the sites favicon. Please be on the lookout for cases it doesn't show favicon, spinner, the spinner doesn't stop, etc
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! - an update that caused mail list to stop updating after computer comes back from sleep/hibernate
  • HOT Fixed! -Added the functionality to correct obvious errors in email addresses that are incorrect from the address book
  • HOT Fixed! - an issue that caused some webpages to report that the browser was outdated
  • HOT New! - Started working on stationery. Not available to beta users yet, but coming soon!
  • HOT Fixed! - the ability to remove passwords and save passwords to all web pages
  • Fixed! - an issue that caused marketing popups to appear behind other windows or in a blank tab
  • Fixed! - a crash when browsing
  • Fixed! - Added an error message when saving attachment to a path that is too long
  • Fixed! - Updated the randomize interval text for personalization drop downs in settings
  • Fixed! - Internationalize the ability to hide the "Show Search" startup setting for non US.
  • Fixed! - a crash in mail
  • Fixed! - a bug in desktop themes that caused dark theme and white text, carousel items scrolled into view have black text


November Update #3 - 11/13/2018
(Version 11.0.2066)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that is some cases other folders like Favorite Places might be imported into Saved on My PC, these can be safely deleted, we continue to work on fixing this.
  2. Personalization Category/tab - Moved some of the recently added functionality (Settings, General Settings, along the left a new item named Personalization). Give it all another spin, there are some major changes to the Backgrounds including the ability to reset your background to default!
  3. favicon and activity spinner on browser tab - now as a page loads it will show a spinner, and once we can show it, and if it has one, we will show the sites favicon. Please be on the lookout for cases it doesn't show favicon, spinner, the spinner doesn't stop, etc
Changes in this release
  • HOT New! - favicon and activity spinner on tab (and hover hint text for tab title)
  • HOT Fixed! - BCC not showing up in sent mail header
  • HOT Fixed! - updated toolbar artwork (cleaner cut no jaggy icons)
  • HOT Fixed! - some settings categories off by one (like Manage from Favorite Places)
  • HOT Fixed! - draft compose mails return each time signed on
  • HOT Fixed! - can crash during some bulk mail operations
  • HOT Fixed! - top crasher during mail outages
  • HOT Fixed! - closing browser/form with browser can have ~2 second inaccessible period
  • HOT Fixed! - wake from sleep mailbox doesn't update with new mail received
  • Fixed! - attempt to import from a saved folder PFC results in no mails imported
  • Fixed! - edit contact in context menu for tokenized address from address book
  • Fixed! - carousel scrollers bad transparency
  • Fixed! - typo in acceleration description in settings
  • Fixed! - mailbox can display above post welcome popups

November Update #2 - 11/3/2018
(Version 11.0.2052)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that we are still working on properly importing of folders saved as pfc files, currently those will not import.
  2. Personalization Category/tab - Moved some of the recently added functionality (Settings, General Settings, along the left a new item named Personalization). Give it all another spin, there are some major changes to the Backgrounds including the ability to reset your background to default!
Changes in this release
  • Fixed! - minor update to bulk mail operations

November Update #1 - 11/2/2018
(Version 11.0.2049

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that we are still working on properly importing of folders saved as pfc files, currently those will not import.
  2. Personalization Category/tab - Moved some of the recently added functionality (Settings, General Settings, along the left a new item named Personalization). Give it all another spin, there are some major changes to the Backgrounds including the ability to reset your background to default!
Changes in this release
  • Fixed! - minor update around downloading mail content for Saved on My PC mail when it no longer exists on the host side
October Features and Fixes
If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!

October Update #6 - 10/31/2018
(Version 11.0.2043)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that we are still working on properly importing of folders saved as pfc files, currently those will not import.
  2. Personalization Category/tab - Moved some of the recently added functionality (Settings, General Settings, along the left a new item named Personalization). Give it all another spin, there are some major changes to the Backgrounds including the ability to reset your background to default!
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! - iin some cases, users get cascading "try again in 5 minutes" errors
  • Fixed! -in some cases, prompt when deleting mail wasn't prompting

October Update #5 - 10/25/2018
(Version 11.0.2037)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Import PFC file - Now you can select a single 9.x.x PFC file and import it, no longer need to use the wizard and import all usernames data! This option is in the same place, General Settings, My Data tab. Please note that we are still working on properly importing of folders saved as pfc files, currently those will not import.
  2. Personalization Category/tab - Moved some of the recently added functionality (Settings, General Settings, along the left a new item named Personalization). Give it all another spin, there are some major changes to the Backgrounds including the ability to reset your background to default!
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases get err604 when forwarding/replying to mail
  • HOT Fixed! - bold setting not retained/used when composing mail
  • HOT Fixed! - inability to print some web pages
  • HOT New! - Beta only! - Import single PFC file
  • HOT Updated! - Backgrounds settings UI and features (like reset background!)
  • Fixed! - carousel items move around
  • Updated! - Backgrounds, Toolbar, and Sounds moved to Personalization category
  • Updated! - Backgrounds, Toolbar colors, customize sounds available to GM uses (with changes from beta feedback!)

October Update #4 - 10/16/2018
(Version 11.0.2024)

Focus Testing - The following features are early release functionality, exclusively available for beta testers. As we receive feedback and improve these features, you can expect changes and additional functionality. We need your feedback and any issues you find reported so we squash those bugs and make as usable as possible!
  1. Background image chooser - Now you can select and store images you want to use as backgrounds, and switch between them. To access it from the File menu, select Choose Background menu item.
  2. Desktop backgrounds from Flickr - You can setup a slideshow (each sign on) from Flickr on any search term you select! Want a different image for brick walls or the night sky every time you sign on? Go to the Flickr tab of the Backgrounds settings to set it up!
  3. AOL Sounds - Customize your AOL with the classic "Welcome, "You've Got Mail", and "Goodby" sounds. Available for beta testers in settings.
  4. Toolbar Colors - Change your toolbar colors. Select from flat colors or gradients and even choose to randomize your colors at set intervals.
  5. New browser - Chrome 67. We routinely update the browser engine to ensure the highest level of security and performance. This new version resolves some issues with specific browser pages.

Changes in this release
  • HOT Updated! - cef67
  • HOT New! - custom event sounds
  • HOT New! - toolbar color customization
  • HOT New! - background wallpaper - local images as slideshow, Flickr as static or slideshow
  • HOT Fixed! - could not remove or edit saved web passwords
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases software hangs/freezes attempting to switch usernames
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases site favicon wasn't used/available for toolbar carousel
  • Fixed! - in some cases importing of mail could duplicate mails
  • Fixed! - in some cases the hint text of mail from QuickView hover was very wide
  • Fixed! - in some cases of missing support files, message to reinstall instead of crash
  • Fixed! - in some cases crash when searching mail
  • Fixed! - mail context menu items (add ability to mark new mail as read for example)

October Update #3 - 10/09/2018
(Version 11.0.2007)

Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! - for users of the German client, settings display was missing categories, stacked tab pages

October Update #2 - 10/09/2018
(Version 11.0.2001)

Changes in this release
  • minor update, see below for continued focus testing on new functionality

October Update #1 - 10/02/2018
(Version 11.0.1999)

Changes in this release
  • HOT New! - backgrounds chooser settings tab
  • HOT New! - background slideshow via Flickr images
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases client crashes when browsing the web
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases client crashes on sign off/exit
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases client hangs/freezes when switching username
  • HOT Fixed! - fixed - in some cases local mail folders not displayed
  • HOT New! - preference to disable GPU hardware acceleration (some video cards/drivers blank video)
  • New! - tray app update check
  • Fixed! - in some cases changes to preferences not retained
  • Updated! - localization of text for German client

Available soon:
  • Import from a PFC - Have an old PFC file from your legacy install. Soon you will be able to import that information into your AOL Desktop Gold.
September Feature and Fixes
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!

September Update #6 - 09/21/2018
(Version 11.0.1975)

Focus Testing this release
  1. Some users were experiencing frequent moments where ADG went into a "not responding" state. This was related to mail being loaded. There are fixes in this release that should address those issues. Testing could include, exporting/importing mail, refresh mailbox, basic mail testing.
  2. From time to time we collect feedback on the overall quality of the beta software. Please take a moment to answer this 2 Question Survey
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! Additional work from user feedback to resolve why many actions in client cause it to stop responding frequently. This will address those users that were still exhibiting this issue. Thank you all for the feedback on this issue the led us to this additional fix.

September Update #5 - 09/19/2018
(Version 11.0.1974)

Focus Testing this release
  1. Some users were experiencing frequent moments where ADG went into a "not responding" state. This was related to mail being loaded. There are fixes in this release that should address those issues. Testing could include, exporting/importing mail, refresh mailbox, basic mail testing.
  2. From time to time we collect feedback on the overall quality of the beta software. Please take a moment to answer this 2 Question Survey
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! Additional work from user feedback to resolve why many actions in client cause it to stop responding frequently. This will address those users that were still exhibiting this issue. Thank you all for the feedback on this issue the led us to this additional fix.

September Update #4 - 09/17/2018
(Version 11.0.1972)

Focus Testing this release
  1. Some users were experiencing frequent moments where ADG went into a "not responding" state. This was related to mail being loaded. There are fixes in this release that should address those issues. Testing could include, exporting/importing mail, refresh mailbox, basic mail testing.
  2. From time to time we collect feedback on the overall quality of the beta software. Please take a moment to answer this 2 Question Survey
  3. We are still testing the blank video fixes. The results seem positive so far. If you are experiencing blank videos and only audio when attempting to play videos on various websites, visit keyword blank video fix, then restart your AOL Desktop Gold and see if that resolves the issue for you. Please share your feedback if this does or does not resolve the issue for you.
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! in some cases, many actions in client cause it to stop responding frequently. This will address those users that were still exhibiting this issue. Thank you all for the feedback on this issue the led us to this additional fix.

September Update #3 - 09/13/2018
(Version 11.0.1969)

Focus Testing this release
  1. Some users were experiencing frequent moments where ADG went into a "not responding" state. This was related to mail being loaded. There are fixes in this release that should address those issues. Testing could include, exporting/importing mail, refresh mailbox, basic mail testing.
  2. From time to time we collect feedback on the overall quality of the beta software. Please take a moment to answer this 2 Question Survey
Changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! in some cases, many actions in client cause it to stop responding frequently

September Update #2 - 09/05/2018
(Version 11.0.1966) (identical to 11.0.1964)

Focus Testing this release
  1. We are nearing our final phase of development for the AOL Mail Quick View. Please share your thoughts through the feedback links in the Help menu of ADG and continue reporting those bugs!
  2. If you are experiencing blank videos and only audio when attempting to play videos on various websites, visit keyword blank video fix, then restart your AOL Desktop Gold and see if that resolves the issue for you. Please share your feedback if this does or does not resolve the issue for you.
Other changes in this release
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases desktop wallpaper/background was being lost at exit of ADG
  • HOT Fixed! - Beta installer not correctly marking ADG as beta when installed
  • HOT New! - QuickView settings to enable or disable, hover time for display
  • HOT Fixed! - Mail QuickView refinements
  • HOT Updated! - Premium Security
  • HOT Updated! - blank video in some cases
    • If you are experiencing blank video and only audio when playing videos on various websites, visit keyword blank video fix, then restart your AOL Desktop Gold and see if that resolves the issue for you. Please share your feedback if this does or does not resolve the issue for you.
  • Fixed! - more diagnostic message for users that are hanging/freezing when attempting to switch usernames

September Update #1 - 09/05/2018
(Version 11.0.1966)

FAQs
What is the All new AOL Desktop 11 and how is it different than 9.8.2 Beta?
AOL Desktop 11 is a total rewrite of the AOL Desktop for windows application. We have received feedback from our most dedicated users asking us to improve the product for the more modern windows operating systems and computers, and we have listened. We are rewriting the entire AOL Desktop experience line by line in order to maintain that "easy to use" experience you are used to, but with less hangs, less crashes, less headaches.

You may notice that there is some functionality that is still "Under Construction" in the new AOL Desktop 11, don't worry, much of this functionality is coming soon.

How do I receive the update?
When you start AOL Desktop, it will automatically check for any updates. If an update is available, the AOL Desktop update mechanism will deliver them while AOL Desktop is running. The update will be applied the next time you close and relaunch AOL Desktop.

How do I share feedback about my update experience?
There are a couple different ways of getting information to the engineering team.
To send feedback, select the HELP menu item then select, Send Feedback. We review all feedback that is sent to us on a regular basis.
Additionally, if you feel that you are experiencing a bug in the software, you can report a bug by selecting the "Report a Bug" option from the HELP menu. Doing this will send us diagnostic logs that will help determine the cause of the issue you are experiencing.

Can I use dialup?
This version of the desktop client was built with the focus on a superior broadband experience. Dialup is NOT available for this beta version.

Can I use Parental Controls?
Parental controls functionality (Web restrictions, usage timers, email restrictions etc) have been removed from this version of the product.

Can I use my existing screenname/username and password?
Yes you can. Any AOL screenname will work with this version of the AOL Desktop software. If you would like to create a new user name for this testing, click here.
There is NO limit to the number of screennames/usernames you can use in AOL Desktop 11.

Can I import my information from previous versions of AOL Desktop?
Yes you can! At your very first launch of AOL Desktop 11, your usernames and custom toolbar icons will be copied over from any previously installed version of AOL Desktop. You will then be prompted to import your mail "Saved on my PC".
The following items are all imported from older versions of AOL Desktop.
  • "Mail Saved on My PC"
  • Custom Toolbar Carousel shortcuts
  • Usernames
  • Address Book
  • Favorite Places
How can I opt out?
To remove yourself from this group and no longer receive beta messages:
  1. Keyword: GMME will turn off your beta updates. You will continue to receive normal product updates once they are available to the general public.
How can I opt in if I don't already have beta software?
Simply download the AOL Desktop beta software using the "Download Now" button in the top right of this page and you'll be all set-up. Please note that we will be delivering updates to this version frequently, so be sure to use it often.
August Features and Fixes
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!
August Update #6 - 8/29/2018 (Version 11.0.1952)
  • HOT Fixed! - In some instances Send Mail (and CC and BCC) actions in address book were not populating mail form with contact

August Update #5 - 8/24/2018 (Version 11.0.1942)
  • HOT New! - Mail QuickView
    • hover over the Read Mail icon on the toolbar to see it in action! Quick access to current mail, show a fragment of it, and easy access to open it by double-clicking
  • HOT Fixed! - Add a Favorite carousel icon and text update
  • Updated! - crash reporting 100% no longer throttled

August Update #4 - 8/20/2018 (Version 11.0.1935)
  • HOT New! - Add a Favorite
    • accessible from "Add a Fav" icon in toolbar carousel, little + sign, keyword addafavorite
  • New! - aol:// protocol handler in OS uses ADG
  • Fixed! - method of obtaining Select an Icon icons

August Update #3 - 8/13/2018 (Version 11.0.1928)
  • HOT Fixed! - in most cases crash during install, cannot launch updated client
  • HOT Fixed! - crash printing Email

August Update #2 - 8/8/2018 (Version 11.0.1926)
*Due to an issue found after releasing to Beta, this update has been pulled. In many cases a dependency on unavailable runtime libraries leaves the client unable to be launched. If you are unable to launch the client, please redownload the installer which is 1916, and install that. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
  • HOT Updated! - browser rendering engine to CEF65
  • HOT Fixed! - background/wallpaper images with certain characters in name wouldn't show
  • HOT Fixed! - crash if switching OS username with client launched

August Update #1 - 8/3/2018 (Version 11.0.1916)
  • HOT Fixed! - mail marked as unread might revert to read after sign off/exit
  • HOT Fixed! - tabbing with auto suggest address shown didn't dismiss dropdown
  • Fixed! - Oops web failure page graphics didn't display
July Feature and Fixes
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!
July Update #4 - 07/27/2018 (Version 11.0.1912)
  • HOT New! - context menu items for email addresses in read mail header
  • HOT Fixed! - crash exiting/closing client
  • HOT Fixed! - crash browsing the web
  • Fixed! - message list issues after bulk operations
  • Fixed! - Address Book Settings/Help button no action

July Update #3 - 07/20/2018 (Version 11.0.1904)
  • HOT Fixed! - Email/Attach in Word/Office not attaching file
  • Fixed! - in some cases could not edit/add/update nickname for contact in address book

July Update #2 - 07/17/2018 (Version 11.0.1899)
  • HOT New! - Select an Icon for custom added toolbar (carousel) icons
    • accessed by right-clicking on toolbar carousel icon, and selecting Edit
  • HOT New! - Desktop backgrounds are set per user (was one background for all users)
  • HOT Fixed! - Hang/freeze when switching names
  • HOT Fixed! - URL field in toolbar doesn't always display current pages URL
  • HOT Fixed! - CTRL + R shortcut doesn't open mailbox

July Update #1 - 07/09/2018 (Version 11.0.1892)
  • HOT Fixed! - no longer add lines above and below inline images
  • HOT Fixed! - Startup menu item points to Startup tab in settings
  • Fixed! - accessibility, some dialogs read label when opened instead of generic title only
  • Fixed! - contacts web pages with https are no longer malformed and not working
  • Fixed! - some crash fixes
June Feature and Fixes!
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!


June Update #3 - 06/28/2018 (Version 11.0.1883)
  • HOT New! - startup settings (search window, mail list, keyword, also OS startup launch of client!)
  • HOT New! - Mail preview in mail list (off by default, see Mail settings to enable, need to refresh mailbox to populate in most cases)
  • HOT Fixed! - heart icon always used for items added to toolbar instead of fav icon for site
  • HOT Fixed! - Search Email tab searching mail content unreliable results
  • HOT Fixed! - loading new tab opens blank in background
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases crash shutting down client
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases images sent are displayed as broken images
  • HOT Fixed! - going to folder with zero mails didn't update mail list
  • Fixed! - in some cases not authenticating with selected username
  • Fixed! - enable high DPI in browser
  • Fixed! - address card items updated for certain mail account types
  • Updated! - version of Flash installer included

June Update #2 - 06/12/2018 (Version 11.0.1855)
  • HOT Fixed! - additional optimizations for pictures inserted into mail (downsize and adjust quality)
  • HOT Fixed! - white boxes displayed closing windows/client
  • Fixed! - Download Manager fit and finish, help button
  • Fixed! - mail list/request queuing
  • Fixed! - search suggestions using new API
  • Fixed - German localization for some newer functionality/forms

June Update #1 - 06/05/2018 (Version 11.0.1839)
  • HOT Fixed! - focus in mail list goes to top for some actions like delete, move to folder, report spam
  • HOT Fixed! - disable sign on screen/continue while attempting to connect
  • Fixed! - in some cases multiple mail list updates would restart getting mail list
  • Fixed! - in some cases the wrong mail form would be displayed when opening drafts from search
  • Fixed - German localization for find text and download manager
May Feature and Fixes!
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!
May Update #4 - 05/31/2018 (Version 11.0.1831)
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases crash at sign on
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases welcome screen was blank at sign on
  • Fixed! - still using gear icon for some paths to adding item without a fav icon to toolbar carousel
  • Updated - Help menu item AOL Software destination updated

May Update #3 - 05/29/2018 (Version 11.0.1828)
  • HOT New! - picture quality options for adding inline image to mail
    • prompt if high DPI image to lower DPI for smaller image, preference in Mail Settings
  • HOT Fixed! - excessive Loading/reloading of mail list
  • HOT Fixed! - cannot get focus in sign on web content, other browser content
  • HOT Fixed! - crash in some instances listing mail
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases entering in URL and attempting to load has no action
  • HOT Fixed! - show heart icon in toolbar for sites that have no recognized fav icon
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases mail list is blank
  • Fixed! - some users report excessive hard disk usage after sign on (backing up of user data)
  • Fixed! - draft from search mail tab opens in read not compose form
  • Fixed! - Download Manager keyboard accessibility

May Update #2 - 05/14/2018 (Version 11.0.1805)
  • HOT Fixed! - delete mail in list focus goes to top of list
  • HOT Fixed! - delete mail from read form next mail in list not displayed automatically

May Update #1 - 05/10/2018 (Version 11.0.1804)
  • HOT New! - Download Manager for web and mail downloads (File menu->Download Manager)
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases crash when opening mail folders from Mail menu
  • HOT Fixed! - added line feeds when pasting from Microsoft Word
  • HOT Fixed! - performance improvement in display of mail box mail lists
  • HOT Fixed! - crash in browser in some instances
  • HOT Fixed! - folder refresh when clicking on mail folder tab
  • HOT Fixed! - groups of mail missing from list
  • HOT Fixed! - links being blocked by popup blocker (including AOL properties like default home page and finance pages)
  • New! - settings a-z link added to menu
  • Fixed! - in some cases able to recover bad database from backup
  • Fixed! - URL entry field storing of more items entered
April Feature and Fixes!
These updates contains fixes that were discovered through beta testers feedback as well as most requested features. If you like what you see, or want to vote for the next feature to be added, drop us a line of feedback!
April Update #10 - 04/30/2018 (Version 11.0.1781)
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases exported data couldn't be re-imported (incorrect password error)
  • Fixed! - text updates for incorrect password during import dialog
  • Fixed! - pref changes while unauthenticated not always saved

April Update #9 - 04/25/2018 (Version 11.0.1777)
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases browser content blanks out after loading
  • HOT Fixed! - some cases get invalid_crumb instead of welcome content
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases font preferences set are not use when composing mail
  • Fixed! - print preview browser context menu
  • Fixed! - print BCC recipients
  • Fixed! - performance increase mainly with listing mail

April Update #8 - 04/23/2018 (Version 11.0.1761)
  • HOT Fixed! - in some cases sign on doesn't complete (grayed out favorites button)
  • Fixed! - in some cases pasting in large images in compose mail would crash

April Update #7 - 04/19/2018 (Version 11.0.1759)
  • HOT Fixed! - mail search for subject and email searches both fields
  • HOT Fixed! - mail search partial match searches
recent updates also included:
  • HOT New! - cef63 browser engine
  • HOT New! - import/export database (mail, favs, user list etc)
    • accessed from General settings->My Data tab
  • HOT New! - access to offline mail while unauthenticated
  • HOT New! - enable adding custom words to inline spell check dictionary, also add to explicit spell check
  • HOT New! - explicit spell check (on send, or button click) learn adds to both spell check dictionaries
  • HOT Fixed! - popup blocker tuning for blocking more popups
  • HOT Fixed! - compose mail tab order subject to message input field
  • HOT Fixed! - err35 on auto retry of sending mail (likely with images)
  • HOT Fixed! - Save image as for inline images in read mail
  • HOT Fixed! - save/move large amounts of mail on AOL client could become unresponsive
  • HOT New! - friendly error for network related failures in web browser
  • updated - installer links to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  • Fixed - command prompt might be displayed when signing off
  • Fixed - toolbar tab order
  • Fixed - delete key in read mail form
  • Fixed - accessibility labels for non text buttons
  • updated - EntryProtect
  • updated - toolbar carousel item destination

April #6 - 04/18 (Version 11.0.1757)
  • Revert to last GM version. Will re-release the beta very soon

April Update #5 - 04/17/2018 (Version 11.0.1754)
  • New - minor security improvements

April Update #4 - 04/16/2018 (Version 11.0.1752)
  • HOT Fixed! - Save image as for inline images in read mail
  • HOT Fixed! - save/move large amounts of mail on AOL client could become unresponsive
  • HOT New! - friendly error for network related failures in web browser
  • updated - installer links to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

April Update #3 - 04/11/2018 (Version 11.0.1748)
  • Fixed - command prompt might be displayed when signing off

April Update #2 - 04/10/2018 (Version 11.0.1746)
  • HOT New! - cef63 browser engine
  • HOT New! - import/export database (mail, favs, user list etc)
    • accessed from General settings->My Data tab
  • HOT New! - access to offline mail while unauthenticated
  • HOT New! - enable adding custom words to inline spell check dictionary, also add to explicit spell check
  • HOT New! - explicit spell check (on send, or button click) learn adds to both spell check dictionaries
  • HOT Fixed! - popup blocker tuning for blocking more popups
  • HOT Fixed! - compose mail tab order subject to message input field
  • HOT Fixed! - err35 on auto retry of sending mail (likely with images)
  • Fixed - toolbar tab order
  • Fixed - delete key in read mail form
  • Fixed - accessibility labels for non text buttons
  • updated - EntryProtect
  • updated - toolbar carousel item destination

April Update #1 - 04/04/2018 (Version 11.0.1732)
  • HOT - Fixed an issue that prevented some websites from signing in and in some cases videos and other media from playing properly.