AOL includes both email and instant messaging features. All these features use one password to access the accounts. Passwords are designed to protect other users from accessing your accounts. They are unique and can consist of both letters and numbers. Changing an AOL password is actually very simple, and you will still have the luxury of keeping one password for both email and instant messaging.
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Log into your AOL account using your current login name and password.
Click the "Settings" button on the AOL toolbar and click "Passwords." Click "Change."
Type your old password in the old password box. Type in the new password twice in the new password boxes and click "Change Password." The new password will take effect when you log into your account again.