This may come as a surprise, but you’re not staying safe by using AOL. Every day you encounter possibly unsafe ads, phishers and Nigerian scams. AOL is not protecting you (or me) from such routine online dangers.
AOL Email is Unsafe
Clicking the Spam Button in AOL’s email doesn’t make scams or phishers go away – for every email that you mark “Spam”, more spam will often comes in it’s place. Anyone can get their bulk (and sometimes, spammy) email whitelisted by AOL, because it’s not a matter of the sender having a good website for you to visit or a good email for you to read; it’s a matter of the sender wanting to send email to AOL users in bulk. Whoever is willing to do so can get whitelisted. And your GoodMail? Really not so good, if you’ll pardon my pun.