What's up at AOL?

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Fri Jan 3 01:35:05 UTC 2014

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.com (<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
(http://chilli.nosignal.org/mailman/listinfo/mailop) 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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Olsen [mailto:nick at flhsi.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:24 PM
To: Barry Shein; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: re: What's up at AOL?

We're seeing mail backup toward AOL as well. All coming back Service 

Postmaster at aol.com has not responded to our inquiry yet.

Nick Olsen
 Network Operations 
(855) FLSPEED  x106

From: "Barry Shein" <bzs at world.std.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:46 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: What's up at AOL?

They've been accepting email only occasionally for a few days now.

We're on FBL, check reputation is good/green.

Sometimes we get DYN:T2 (according to AOL that's their code for it's
our, AOL's, problem), sometimes just various forms of try later,
Service not available, deferred, etc. typically after the DATA is sent
so MAIL FROM and RCPT TO are ok or no error.

I did get one response from postmaster at aol.com which said it was all
fixed yesterday which it was for several hours and today thousands of
msgs backed up for them again.

I am just asking if anyone knows what's going on even in general

That is, should we stop fussing with this (everyone's hosed w/ AOL
this week?) or is it just us?

        -Barry Shein

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