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AOL Greetings

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

AOL Greetings

Are you an AOL user? If so, did you know that AOL has its own set of greeting cards you can use to send to your friends and family? Or, maybe you know about them, but you’re not sure how to use them. Well, either way, this tip is here to help! I, myself, use AOL Greetings all the time and I know you’re just going to love them too. Alright, let’s get started, shall we?!

If you didn’t already know, AOL Instant Greetings is a fun way to instantly share greetings with your friends and loved ones! By using AOL Instant Greetings, you can send unique animated characters or scenes directly to your buddy’s desktop. It has a lot to offer and by the time you’re done reading this article, I guarantee you will be very impressed. Okay, let’s get started!

If you don’t already have the AOL All-In-One software, go to this Web site to install the free 9.0 version (which is also compatible with Windows Vista).

Once you’ve done that, there are many ways you can find AOL Instant Greetings. You can use any of the following to access the AOL Instant Greetings service:

1.) Go to AOL Keyword: Instant Greetings.

2.) Right click any screenname in your AIM buddy list and scroll down to Send Instant Greeting.

3.) Click the Instant Greetings button located on the instant message form.

4.) On the AOL toolbar, click Community and then scroll down to Instant Greeting.

When you find AOL Instant Greetings, you might be confused at first, but I promise, it’s very easy to use. The process involves a few steps. First, type in the screenname of the person you want to send the greeting to. Next, choose the greeting or scene you’d like to send to your friend. After you have done that, click the Next button, located at the bottom of the window. Finally, if you want, you can type a message to go along with your greeting. You can also look over your greeting before you send it by clicking the Preview button.

Questions and Answers:

How do I view an AOL Instant Greetings message?

When someone sends you an AOL Greetings message, you will receive a notice asking if you want to accept the greeting. You can either View or Decline the Instant Greetings message. Or, you can forward it to your e-mail Inbox to read later. In addition, you can reply to the sender of your Instant Greetings message to thank them or whatever you’d like to say.

Can I receive multiple AOL Instant Greetings?

Of course! If more than one Instant Greetings message is being sent to you, the notification windows will cascade on your screen. You can then view them one at a time at your convenience.

What if the recipient is not available?

When you click Available? or Send in the AOL Instant Greetings window, one of the following messages will appear:

If you get this message: Do this:
[Screen Name] is online and available to receive AOL Instant Greetings messages. You can send it instantly. Click OK and continue creating your Instant Greetings message.
[Screen Name] currently cannot receive AOL Instant Greetings message. You can send this AOL Instant Greetings message via e-mail.
  • Click OK to continue creating your Instant Greetings message and click Send.
  • If you get this message after clicking Send, enter the recipient’s e-mail address or confirm that the address shown is correct and click Send to send the message via e-mail.


[Screen Name] cannot receive AOL Instant Greetings messages. You may not send AOL Instant Greetings messages instantly or via e-mail to this particular screenname.
Please enter a valid screenname. You may have made an error when typing in the screenname. Click OK and try it again.
There you have it. You can now easily send AOL Instant Greetings, so give it a try today. Have fun!

~ Mike Pettinato

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