|According to your post here you are running AOL 7.0 under Windows ME.|
AOL 7.0, released in October 2001, hasn't been the latest supported client for about 10 years, so you may be better off installing the most recent update client for Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows 2000, which is AOL 9.0 VR.
AOL routinely releases updates to their software in the UTF format, and it's likely they haven't released any new ones for AOL 7.0 in quite a long time.
AOL 9.0 VR: http://daol.aol.com/software/90vr
Direct download: http://download.newaol.com/clients/bush/waol/0.4327.271.1/roadie188.8.131.52/AOLDNLD.exe