America Online, usually called AOL, is a massive corporation that provides online users with Internet service, web directories, email service and much more. AOL has been around for years, and has built a strong reputation for itself. Many people trust AOL, but some of these people need to realize that the World Wide Web is full of users with less than good intentions. For instance, there are web users who have no qualms in sullying a company's good name by sending spam messages or other abusive emails using AOL as their email provider.
Thus, you need to be careful when opening any email messages you receive from senders you do not recognize, regardless of the subdomain (I. E. AOL) associated with their email address. When in doubt of an e-mail owner's integrity or identity, you should use a reverse email lookup that contains AOL addresses within its database, or AOL's directory to obtain as much information as you can on the sender of the electronic mail.
To search in AOL's directory, or run a reverse lookup, enter the email address into the query box. If there are matching results, the details associated with the address you looked up should be provided within seconds of your search.
What information can a reverse email trace provide?
- The name of the AOL address owner (Note: this may be the individual's real name, or it could be a nickname or a completely false identity)
- The computer IP address
- Demographic information, such as the age, gender, etc. of the email sender
- Address or the general location in which they live (I. E. country, city, state)
- Email address reputation - A number score that indicates whether or not the email is associated with spam.
Although additional details may also be found, it is imperative you understand that the above information is not something you will generally find in the AOL directory, or if you conduct a free reverse email lookup. Usually these details will only be provided in the results of a reverse search you are required to pay for.
You will find that once you know how AOL email address lookup services work, finding the information you want is quite a convenient and hassle-free process that is worth a small fee.
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