AOL is a New York-based web portal and online service provider. It was acquired by Verizon Communications on June 23, 2015, for $4.4 billion. The digital media company offers a web portal and online services. It also holds the record as one of the early explorers of the Internet in the mid-1990s. By 1995, the company had about 20 million active online users. Originally, AOL provided instant messaging, e-mail, web portal, and later a web browser. Currently, the brand is marketed by Oath Inc.
Also known as AIM Mail, the AOL Mail is a free Webmail service available to AOL paying customers and non-subscribers via its proprietary, all-in-one software package. Like it’s traditional email program, AOL Mail does not require special software and it operates over the Internet using standard Web browsers like Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.