AOL not responding

I am using Windows 10 and  Firefox 59.0.2.  Suddenly, I cannot access my AOL account from X-notifier.  I tried it on Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.181) with the same result:  the X-notifier staus window shows my 3 AOL accounts but without the AOL logo, no bold type and the default account in red.

I went through the whole creating a new Firefox profile with just X-notifier as an add-on and had the same result.  Webmail Notifier support ( told me to send a log but the log was blank.

I know that AOL (actually Compuserve) is very outdated but I have the addresses on my business cards and all my utility, financial and personal accounts so changing to gmail is a very big deal.  Can anyone out there help?

tamoa76's picture

Plus de connexion avec AOL depuis 3 jrs

RpD's picture

Not very helpful, but my AOL is working fine on X-Notifier 4.18 for Chrome  65.

I am having the same issue.  AOL is not working on x-notifier.

Using Chrome 65 and x-notifier 4.18.



Taz's picture

Hi all, tried everything but nothing worked, ended up openning a Hotmail account and on there you can add a account to it,so i added my Aol email address to my Hotmail and then all Aol email come through on Hotmail through X Notifier

Borja's picture

I can confirm it's not working in the last week.

CFBancroft's picture

NOW three are not working. (before one)

FYI I use FF ESR 52.5.0 with X-notifier Reloaded.
Somebody need update AOL scripts (maybe jeroen?)


RpD's picture

(Note... whoever updates the script will need access to a broken account.)

vanessal3000's picture

Same issue. Fix would be appreciated, but not urgent. That's just my backup email account :)

I suspect it's an issue on AOL's side rather than the app's, mine was working up until this morning.

I've been using an older version of the app because I prefer the one-click approach as opposed to open-menu-click method the newer versions use. I hope AOL can work out this issue rather than a new version being necessary, but that's the best case scenario and somehow feels unlikely...

RpD's picture

If it's a slow rollout of a change in login... Tobwithu will update X-N eventually.

jeroen's picture

Exactly, and then it will be easy to fix it for vs 3.
(I might take a look at it, CFB)

jeroen's picture

Lets be clear:
I soon recognized it was not an easy quick fix: a lot to investigate and test out.
It gave me a headache, but tobwithu managed to tackle it eventually (it took him a whole day).

Providers get smarter and smarter to prevent hackers from emulating the login process. That makes sense, but makes X-notifier's job harder and harder!

CFBancroft's picture

...for your effort to make AOL Scripts work again.
Again, I want to thanks both of you (Tobwithu and jeroen).

jeroen's picture

Not my effort.

So this means I'll be forced to update to the newest version and lose the one-click check ability

RpD's picture

...see the post above yours... by Jeroen.

I have 4 AOL email accounts in X-notifier and only one gets checked.  This is a recent development.  Windows 7 on Chrome browser.

Same here, just stopped working today...

Now BOTH of my emails are broken, hopefully AOL is working on the issue.

CFBancroft's picture

Total 7 AOL.
Left one still working...
I did give user and password to jeroen.
I hope he solves AOL scripts and update it.

tobwithu's picture

Eventually, My AOL accounts are not working either.

I will check it.

My default AOL account is just red all the time, and none of my other three are getting checked either.

Can someone in charge at least say they are working on it or else an alternative may be necessary.  Thank you.

RpD's picture

The post above yours, by Tobwithu (the developer), indicates that he will work on it when his AOL account becomes affected. He needs a 'broken' account to work with to fix it.

access to their AOL account?  I would be happy to give him access to a broken account if that would enable him to fix the problem.  Thank you.

RpD's picture

Looks like he's fixed it already (I reported it with a little account export bug).  My account just broke yesterday or day before, I think, and his must have also recently.
I just got an automatic X-Notifier update on Chrome... fixes both issues.

tobwithu's picture

Fixed in 4.2.1.

Many thanks.

Kyle Curtsinger's picture

My extension stopped working after the automatic update.  I can sign in to a single acount but it will not switch between multiple aol accounts. 

I have a similar problem.  When I click on any of my 3 accounts from the pull-down menu, I get the default account even though the name of an alternate account is displayed.  I certainly appreciate the work that was put in to get the app to work at all with AOL and hope a minor tweek can be applied to make it perfect.


It's working with my multiple AOL accounts.


Kyle Curtsinger's picture

Mine is still acting up. When I go to change accounts it will not switch and the gives the error "You are no longer logged in. Please log in again" and then the same account shows up. I forgot to add this in Chrome and also removed and reinstalled the extension with same result. 

Similar problem to Kyle's.  It works fine with just one account activated but add others and it reverts to the first alphabetical account which is not the default account.

More tweeking needed?

RpD's picture

Were you using version 3.x of X-Notifier before your AOL recently quit working for you?

Kyle Curtsinger's picture

I am unsure as I have only used it about a few months now

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