all of a sudden I have found my address book populated with adresses from everyone who ever wrote to me or I wrote to them. I want my address book with only people I enter not AOL. How did this happen ...
· Login to http://mail.aol.com
· Click on the ‘Settings’ link
· Click on ‘Compose’ from the left panel.
· Un check the check box “Automatically add email addresses to Contacts”
· Click on the ‘Save’ button.
Check your Spam Settings. The only time you allow senders address to be added to your address book is if you "trust" a sender - by always allowing links or pictures (click Settings->Spam Settings->Content Filter) and make sure you have “Block mail containing pictures or files” correctly set
I found the anser. I recently had to reinstall AOL and all previous setting were lost hence the populated address book of every tom dick and harry. I just had to make a check of AOL not to add every address to my address book. They should have saved my setting since I choose a previous customer with an account.