All morning (Friday, December 12th) , I've been having problems responding to and sending out new email. I either get a "Connecting........" message followed by a "Delivery Failure" message or a "Connecting......" message followed by a lengthy "Delivering mail........" message and eventual success. I've experienced this with the Verizon outgoing mail server before, but never to the extent of today. By contrast, sending mail via Google's Gmail server is extremely fast, even when large attachment(s) are included.
I was just wondering if any others are experience similar problems today?