AOL was blocked for me a bout a week ago, and after a few days it opened up again. Then this morning, it was blocked again.
Thank you, Amanda - I hope they can resolve this with AOL -
Sally, your issue is different than mine. Your error message is different also. Mine are being blocked by AOL, but your message seems to be saying the E-mail address is glitched. Since you could use the link you found, that seems to say the same thing.
Click on that link, and when the e-mail opens COPY the address in the "to" line.
Now go to your address book, look your friend up, EDIT them, SELECT the E-mail address you have listed for them, then PASTE the address from the link in there.
The first computer I bought to connect with the internet came with free AOL for several months. When I had put up with their idiocy for about ten days, my wife BEGGED me to drop them and PAY FOR some other service so I would quit ranting and pounding the keyboard every time AOL insinuated itself between me and the internet. It is an OK service for someone who knows NOTHING about computers or the internet, but they are a real pain for anyone else.
I had EarthLink for some years, but finally could not stand the snail pace of dial-up, so investigated Satellite services; Hughes FAR outshines all others in this.