Running Windows 10? Using another browser besides Edge? Good. Make sure it’s set as your default. Otherwise, Edge will rear its ugly head every time you click on a link in an email. Go to Settings/System/Default Apps. Click on Edge, then select your favorite browser. Edge will beg you not to do so, LOL. AOL didn’t want me to leave, either.
Once you do that, make sure you have the essential browser add-on that makes the internet usable: Adblock Plus. Type it into your search and add the extension.