AOL email comes in different versions allowing users to access it through different interfaces. There are 3 interfaces – Standard, Basic and Accessible, all available to those using browsers on computers. AOL mail is also accessed using mobile phones in which case there is a different interface in the way various features are displayed. Users who have signed up for the AOL email recently access the Standard interface by default. However, in case of a slow internet connection you are prompted to switch to the Basic interface. When signing in, you might also get a link for the Basic version during the email account loading.
The Standard version of AOL webmail is clean and colorful with many features and works well with fast internet connections and the latest versions of browsers. The Basic AOL mail version is simple and loads fast even with slow internet connections and old browsers. The Accessible version is for users with who might have accessibility problems a need a more simple way of navigating to different options. It supports a whole range of keyboard shortcuts the same way as most of the email clients. It works very well with screen-reader software and is tailored to suit the needs of most senior citizens.
AOL email allows users to switch to any of its versions quite easily. To switch from the Standard version to either Basic or Accessible version, click on “Options” and choose from the menu displayed as shown in the screenshot below.
Switching from Basic version to either Accessible or Standard version is also simple with the corresponding options to click located at the bottom of the page as shown below.
Upon clicking the option to switch to the Accessible version, a pop up will appear as shown below. Click “OK” to continue switching to the AOL email Accessible version.
Once you have successfully switched to the Accessible version, the links at the bottom of the page will allow you to switch to either Basic or Standard version with just a single click.
With its different versions, the AOL mail allows its users to enjoy using their favorite interfaces. Some users like the senior citizens who have used this email service for many years may simply prefer what they have become used to and therefore will often choose the Basic or the Accessible version. New users signing up recently may find the AOL mail Standard version more appealing to them with its numerous features.