AOL email down yet again

I have to wonder if this has anything to do with Verizon’s buy-out of AOL.


Using Verizon with AOL – As of March 27, 2010, service for Verizon with AOL is no longer available in some areas.


The Verizon with AOL experience has been discontinued as of October 15, 2011.

On the consumer wireline side, Verizon isn’t seeing any real gains and for all intents and purposes is currently in a holding pattern, if not full-on retreat. It’s selling off its old copper phone lines and DSL connections in many smaller markets, and while it’s FiOS fiber-to-home business sells a lucrative service bundle—which includes high-speed broadband, phone and TV programming—it hasn’t expanded the network to new cities since 2010. Additionally, Verizon recently began selling off its FiOS systems in California, Florida and Texas…

Nearly every single time I open up Google Chrome, I get hit with this error:

Unable to connect to the proxy server
I know how to fix it, and it works just fine when I do. I follow these steps:

Open Google Chrome.
Click Menu on the upper right side.
Click Show Advanced Settings.
Scroll down and find Network.
Click Change proxy settings.
On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
Uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN.”

Too bad so sad, I don’t have an Advanced Settings option.  And when I search for Network, I get this:  “Google Chrome is using your computer’s system proxy settings to connect to the network.” And the “Change Proxy Settings” is grayed out.  I don’t even know what a proxy is.

Then I clicked on “Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8” and my Publish button in WordPress disappeared.

I don’t know if it’s a problem with Verizon, AOL, or Chrome, but since Verizon sucks, I’m blaming Verizon.

6 thoughts on “AOL email down yet again

    • If you had clicked on the link for the Fortune article, you would have found out:

      “While AOL may be most known for its dial-up services and growing content empire —which includes The Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch—it also has put together a sophisticated suite of advertising technologies for online and traditional media that no other company (aside from Google and Facebook) can match. AOL’s platform is particularly strong in video advertising—which CommScore says reaches more than 50% of the U.S. population…”



  1. It’s time to get Gmail? It’s fast and pretty much has unlimited storage, it’s free too. Didn’t Verizon buy AOL? I remember when AOL offered Dial Up service around 10 to 12 years ago and it was pretty bad! It was extremely slow and you couldn’t use the phone. It would take 10 minutes for a page to load. LOL. I had AOL and Yahoo Dial Up back in college until they started offering the Ethernet. I remember going into those AOL and Yahoo chat rooms. Lol. Oh good old memories 🙂

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