If you can't check AOL Mail, AOL might be down, or there could be a problem with your own connection to the internet. Sometimes it's hard to tell which it is: Is AOL Mail down for everyone, or just for you? Thankfully, with just a few quick checks, you can figure out which it is.How to Tell if AOL Email Is Down
If AOL Mail is down for everyone, there's not much to be done except to wait until service is restored. Here are the most common ways to check to see if the service is down:
Check Downdetector's AOL page. This site monitors many sites and services for network status and is a good place to start. It will tell you if the site is having problems or is running normally.
If you're still not sure, you can check other sites like IsItDownRightNow or Outage.Report.
If you have trouble connecting to any of these sites, or no one else has identified any issues with AOL Mail, it's likely that the problem is with your own connection.
You can also look at the AOL Mail team's Twitter feed. The Mail team keeps this feed current with information about outages and issues with service. Alternatively, the aolmaildown hashtag might also provide some information if you're experiencing issues.