How to Add a New Email on AOL

By Faizah Imani

When you have a paid account with AOL you are assigned a "master" screen name (user name). Under this master screen name you have the ability to create six additional screen names. Each screen name is associated with an AOL email account. For this reason, the only procedure you have to follow in order to add a new email account is to set up a new screen name under your master name.

Things You'll Need

  • Master user name/password

Step 1

Log into the AOL "Manage My Account" portal with your primary account screen name and password.

Step 2

Select "Account Settings."

Step 3

Click the "Screen Names" option.

Step 4

Click the link labeled "Manage Screen Name."

Step 5

Select the option to "Add A Screen Name."

Step 6

Enter the screen name of your choice. Keep in mind that the screen name is also the name for your email address. For example, the address for your new email account will be "yourscreenname@aol.com."

Step 7

Click the "Add" button.

Step 8

Select the "General" option for the age category.

Step 9

Click the "Continue" button.

Step 10

Create a password for your new account.

Step 11

Click the "Continue" button.

Step 12

Choose the security question that you would like to be asked if you should ever forget your user name and password. You also must type the answer to the question you choose.

Step 13

Click "Continue." You will receive a prompt indicating that your new account has been successfully created.