AOL Desktop Gold is AOLs newest product you don’t really need.
What AOL Desktop does is put a bunch of stuff in one program to make your life easier (per them) and sell you more stuff, count you for advertising purposes and such (per me).
You can still get to your email by going to www.aol.com and logging in there. Why not try that first and see if you really need to pay $3.99 per month for mail service that comes with advertising? smh