BigBird and wasonvly - still a problem for me - I just checked in light of your post.
What's your setup:
SMTP server and port settings:
ISP and speed:
Where are you:
Are you using just your original email passwords or did you get one of the new one-time passwords?
Reboot the old XP, change back to original passwords and IT IS WORKING. I love to read my own test messages.
Now - could AOL please fix the duplicate download problem?