> From: MX%"firstname.lastname@example.org" "Mark E. Taylor" 20-JUN-1997 21:31:33.47
> Subj: Re: Yet another cryptic AOL bounce...
> At 7:44 PM -0700 6/20/97, Henry W. Miller wrote:
> >Named changed to protect the innocent. Why is AOL's mailer
> >returning a permanent error code, but it's inline comments suggest
> >it's a temporary error? Happy full moon.
> >The mail you sent could not be delivered to:
> >550 email@example.com is temporarily unavailable
> I got this as well. I suspect that once again AOL is experiencing
> some unique problems probably owing to the full moon
And to think that we missed a full moon on Friday the 13th by
only a week. Actually, I received two different bounce messages, each
for a pair of lusers. I received three sets of these bounce messages,
that last being late this afternoon, then nothing. I have sent mail
probes to all four of the lusers, and nothing has bounced back yet, but
mail could be running sluggish. In the first attempt to send mail to the
four lusers, three of the messages ended up having delivery deferred.
So, I'm ASSUMING that it was some sort of wierd, temporary
problem. However, the comment that it was a TEMPORARY error, sent with
a PERMANENT error code, is alarming.