AOL is still around.
It’s free and has decent spam controls. I tried hotmail years ago and got quite a bit more spam than I got real mail.
If you use AOL mail on your resume, word is some use it to identify older applicants and use that bit of information for whatever they want. They’ll eventually discover I’m older anyway so I’d rather not waste my time on an interview if they lean that way. What they don’t realize is that I was cutting (sometimes bleeding) edge with technology when I got AOL mail and have been that way throughout my career.
Mine is and has been working fine. I have it in my iPhone mail app and access it via mail.aol.com
I haven’t had any issues with mine.