How To Star Emails In AOL In 2024

Have you ever forgotten about an important email that has become buried under an always-increasing pile of new messages? To prevent that from happening, you should learn how to star emails in AOL to mark messages as important and how the Clean Email app can manage incoming emails automatically.

Star An Email In AOL

Let's look at how to star an email in AOL on your computer or mobile device. The process is entirely straightforward, but it can transform the way you organize your inbox.

On computer

To highlight an email in the web version of AOL:

  1. Go to your mail inbox on your desktop computer or laptop.
  2. Find the message you want to be starred.
  3. Click the AOL star icon next to the subject line.

You can also highlight an opened message by clicking the same icon next to the date in the top-right corner.

On iPhone & iPad

To star an email in AOL using the official mobile app for iOS:

  1. Launch the app on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  2. Locate the message you want to be starred in your Inbox.
  3. Tap the star icon on the right.

To highlight an opened email in the iOS and iPadOS version of the AOL app, simply tap the same icon next to the subject line.

On Android

To star an email in AOL using the official mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets:

  1. Open the app for Android.
  2. Find the message you want to be starred in the Inbox folder.
  3. Tap the star icon located to the right side of the message.

Is the message you want to apply the AOL flag in the shape of a star already opened? Then tap the corresponding icon next to the subject line.

⚠️ Limitations: When you star a message in AOL, new messages sent to you by the same sender will not be starred as well. That's potentially a problem because it's often the sender that determines the importance of a message. Fortunately, it's possible to highlight emails in AOL automatically, and we explain how below.

Automatically Star All Future Emails with Clean Email

Even though AOL doesn't offer robust email filtering capabilities, its users can still highlight all future emails from specific senders thanks to Clean Email, a robust inbox organizer app that makes it possible to star new messages just by flipping a single toggle switch:

  1. Go to:
  2. Sign in with your mail account.
  3. Select the Senders tool on the left pane of the main dashboard.
  4. Choose the sender whose messages you want to highlight automatically.
  5. Click the Add Star to New Messages toggle.
  6. Choose whether you’d like to apply the rule to existing messages or not. Click Confirm to create the new rule.

From now on, all new messages sent to you by this sender will be marked with the star label, and you will conveniently find them in the Starred section of Clean Email or your AOL Mail account.

The Clean Email app is packed with other useful features. Let's explore the Auto Clean feature, which allows you to create automated email rules that can be applied to existing or incoming messages as soon as they reach your inbox. For example, you can add or remove stars from messages, or perform various other actions to manage your inbox faster and more effectively.

As an illustration of this automation, you can set up a rule to send messages older than 2 years to the Archive folder. The rule will work in the background and you will get the action history summary to your mail account to keep track of what is going on with your emails.

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The Unsubscriber tool will help you to unsubscribe from all unwanted newsletters from one screen. Just select multiple newsletters and click Unsubscribe. The app will send unsubscribe requests and complete unsubscribe forms for you. Alternatively, you can choose to Read Later or to Pause some subscriptions, and much more.

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💡 Note: Clean Email is secure to use. We never share or sell user data to third parties. The app supports all IMAP-based email providers.

How To Star Emails In AOL - FAQs

Can I star an item on my AOL email?

Yes, you can highlight an item in your email by clicking the star icon next to the message on both desktop and mobile devices.

What does it mean to flag an email in AOL (star in the new version)?

When you flag an email in the classic version of AOL or mark it with a star in the current one, you visually highlight the message as important.

Is flagged the same as starred in AOL?

Yes, the flag and star option in AOL is used to do the same thing: mark a message as important. The difference is that the classic version of this service provider used to display a small flag, whereas the current version displays a star icon.

How to search starred/flagged emails in AOL?

To display all starred emails, navigate to the Starred folder in the left pane. To find flagged emails in the old version of AOL, click the View menu and choose the Flagged option.

Is it free to mark all future messages with a star in AOL using Clean Email?

Yes, you can use the free version of the app to star AOL messages for up to 14 days—no credit card is required.

How to star an email on iPhone in AOL?

To star an email on iPhone in AOL, simply tap the star icon next to the message in your inbox or when viewing the email.

What does star message mean on Android in AOL?

On Android, starring a message indicates its importance or significance. You can mark an email by tapping the star icon located next to the message in the inbox.

Can I create a filter rule to mark emails with a star using AOL native?

Unfortunately, native AOL filter rules can only move messages to different folders—they can't mark them with a star. If that's what you want to do, then you can create rules using a third-party inbox organizer like Clean Email instead.

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