I explained to the customer that for security reasons, it was not really a good policy to return to old software versions of any kind. Software is not only upgraded for design purposes, but many times programming problems are corrected as well as improved security, especially in email related programs like AOL.
There was no convincing the customer. She did not want to learn a new way of handling her email application.
I proceeded to search the AOL site for instructions on how to return to the earlier version of AOL. AOL confirmed my suspicions that the old versions are not supported. I relayed this information, but my customer was unrelenting. After searching Google for awhile, I was able to find a site containing old versions of AOL for those people unwilling to change. If you know someone that fits in that category, check out this link for your version, because "newer is not always better".
OldVersion.com because newer is not always better