Wow, imagine that...
Once they strip out the most valuable part of the business, no one wants to buy the gutted carcass! Its time to face it guys, those three letters are toxic. Its almost time to remove A, O and L from the alphabet, or at least get a court order that bans them from assembling together in public.
As an email address its worthless, their delivery is laughably unreliable, and all your emails start out with a score of Delete-1 before you even say "stock market" in the body.
Giving someone your AOL email address is the online equivalent of showing up somewhere wearing a T-shirt that says "I'm With Stupid" where the arrow points at your face.