re: What's up at AOL?

We're seeing mail backup toward AOL as well. All coming back Service
Unavailable. has not responded to our inquiry yet.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations
(855) FLSPEED x106

We saw noticeable AOL email delivery issues on the 26th and 27th, but not
since then. I saw nothing queued up New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.
Today we saw a very few delivery delays, but that cleared up by 2:45 pm
Central. The message we get is:
  Site (<aol MX>) said after data sent: 421 4.2.1 "Service
unavailable. Please try again later."


P.S. I'd encourage folk to join the mailop listserv
( if they want to stay
abreast of such issues (note that the listserv tries its hardest to avoid
mail abuse issues, encouraging those folk to discuss those topics in avenues
that specialize in them). I can't say that the mailop listserv has email
admins for all the major freemail providers (if they do, they're lurking),
but there's a reasonably sized community of ISPs and dotcom companies.