AOL Mail No Longer "Pushing"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by solo118, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    These past couple of weeks, it has been annoying to say the least. Before you make fun that I use AOL mail, I have 2 old AOL email addresses which I have had for many years and due to the numerous bill notifications, and emails from friends/family that I receive I choose not to forward emails as it could go wrong at any moment.

    Anyways, just a few weeks back, my AOL mail was pushing instantly, no issues at all. The mail setting still shows "push" but it is simply no longer working! When I go in to manually check for email it says last update XXX which is hours earlier. Then it just wont update after I scroll down for an update. I need to kill the mail app then manually check and it will show my new emails. Overnight I see just a couple of notifications, then when I open the mail app it will list several new emails (even though they were sent hours ago)

    This does not happen every time, I do get some notifications here and there but for the most part it is not working like it did just a few weeks back. If anyone could shed some light on this issue I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you!
    Sol
     
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I noticed AOL seems to be having a blackout right now. A friend is having problems connecting, and when I went to diagnose it, I went to the AOL homepage and it was down.
     
  3. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dont make fun, but for nostalgic reasons I actually use AOL 9.6 while at work (my friends still use AIM so thats another benefit)

    I am having no issue connecting, and on the desktop AOL emails pop up instantly.
     
  4. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Blimey! Not seen AOL in years! My friends family still use it to this day! Why change your email address if you know it and use it for everything?!

    Anyway I think that given the general view seems that others are experiencing the same it may be worth contacting AOL directly.
     
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I have no problem at all switching email addresses. I dumped gmail and what I did was make my new one and as i got a notification for a bill on gmail, I logged in and changed it to my new email address. For friends and family, I just sent out a mass email saying I changed it. When I get an email in my old one, I just reply back that a reminder to change.

    I changed to outlook.com for bills and iCloud for personal. I been very happy with both.
     
  6. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks but at the moment I prefer to keep my AOL mail addresses.

    If anyone has a similar problem, or a possible remedy please let me know!
     
  7. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Be shocked as I have used it way back when it was called Compuserve and it works fine. My customers have used my same email address for years and years and I can access all of my mail from anywhere.

    It is all I expect from email, no more and no less.

    You can be shocked!:eek:
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's an email address.
     
  10. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    It's shocking that some people still pay for AOL as their ISP.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    AOL....CompuServe???

    Sorry OP I doubt you'll find too much help here (here as in 2014).

    Only thing I can suggest is googling similar issue and seeing if you can apply them to your use.

    Don't use Earthlink or Prodigy in the search line either. :) It's probably on the AOL end though.
     
  12. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Had to make sure this thread was from 2014 :p.
     

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