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Having some trouble sending mail to AOL.com. Currently the queue is just sitting there in a retry state. I can't telnet to the MX records for AOL either. Reverse DNS looks fine as well. I'm getting these errors when using the connection tester.

Respond = 554 mtain-me01.r1000.mx.aol.com ESMTP not accepting connections,421 4.7.0 mtain-me01.r1000.mx.aol.com Error: too many errors

If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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You're not alone in this. It seems similar to this post about it on the AOL PostMaster blog from 2010. There's nothing new on the AOL PostMaster blog so it's probably just a matter of waiting until they fix the problem.

Normal AOL errors have a link to a webpage or a code (554 RLY:B1) that explains what's wrong.

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Thanks. I was looking for something to confirm I wasn't alone in this. –  Bo Shubinsky Oct 12 '12 at 15:00

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