I still have a couple of AOL addresses and use them now and again.
But AOL mail’s been around so long, ALL of the passwords have been stolen probably dozens of times through the years and float around in various databases and text files that hackers regularly try.
Of course, same can be said for a lot of places. Hey, didn’t FB just get in trouble for passing around plaintext passwords among consultants? Yup. They did.
There’s a lot of ways to transfer information in a semi-secure fashion.
E-mail was NEVER one of those ways. It’s fundamentally insecure by design.