June 2, 2006, 12:00 AM

AOL e-mail system is up and running following system failure

AOL resumed e-mail service at 3 a.m., EST, following a system crash yesterday morning that left millions of messages stuck in a queue. The company asked e-mailers to stagger messages today.

 

AOL resumed e-mail service at 3 a.m., EST, following a system crash yesterday morning that left millions of messages stuck in a queue. AOL-which had asked e-mailers to refrain from using the system until it corrected the problem-asked e-mailers to stagger e-mails today.

Yesterday’s system failure affected both AOL.com e-mail for paid subscribers and its free AIM.com service.

As of March 31, AOL had 18.6 million U.S. subscribers and 43 million active users of its AIM instant-messaging service.

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