is there a way to set up a notification so that when i get email through AOL i know it?
You have to sync your AOL to the app "EMAIL".
(I set "EMAIL" on the face plate.)
Go to "Settings" then "Sound & display" then "Notification ringtone"
I liked "Pixie Dust"
Long press home screen, select shortcut, get EMAIL.
Put it on face plate or app list, then hit (menu), (account settings), then scroll
down to (incoming settings), put in username and password, imap.aol.com,
(port) 143, ( outgoing server settings) smtp.aol.com, (port) 587, check
(Require sign-in) fill in username/password, next page - select your
settings on this page, including selecting your ringtone etc.