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Http/1.1 Service Unavailable -- what is going on here (firefox only)

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I attempt to display the AOL Mail login screen (https://my.screenname.aol.com/) but I receive

"Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" in an otherwise blank screen instead.

This occurs in Firefox...this does not occur in IE (11.0.9600)...this does not occur in Google Chrome.

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Can you log in through the AOL home page and get to your mail from there?

https://www.aol.com/

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This looks to be an issue with the AOL site.

If you go to screenname.aol.com can you log in?

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I think that there is no such server. If I go to screenname.aol.com I get:

The connection has timed out

The server at screenname.aol.com is taking too long to respond.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
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screenname.aol.com gets the same reaction with firefox, IE, and chrome. I think there is no such server.

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Can you log in through the AOL home page and get to your mail from there?

https://www.aol.com/

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I apologize, Tyler.

IE works when I go to screenname.aol.com. Firefox produces the "connection timeout" message.

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Can you follow the steps at Websites look wrong or appear differently than they should and then restart your computer and try again?

What security software do you have installed?

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using Firefox--I go to http://mail.aol.com I get re-directed to https://mail.aol.com and THAT is successful.

If I go (instead) to https://mail.aol.com I get the http 1/1 service unavailable error.

This second (https) URL works in IE and chrome but in Firefox I must go to the http://mail.aol.com and get re-directed to the https URL.

Now I understand WHAT to do (I don't understand WHY) Thanks to many for the suggestion to go to "http" and let it re-direct. THAT works. Fixed

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Hi bstan, what you are getting on https://mail.aol.com is not normal. There is a problem either with the redirect to the login page or with the site's ability to access your logged in status. If you notice redirect/cookie issues cropping up on other sites, we should review your settings.

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It seems to have something to do with attempting to go to the real destination directly (via https)

Firefox complains about http:1/1 service unavailable (and blank page)

If I go to the (dont know what to call it)--"proxy page" via http and get re-directed then it works.

IE and chrome can go directly to the "real" target URL via https. Firefox only works if I go to the "http" page and get re-directed.

I call this "fixed"--not understood but FIXED