AOL on Thursday experienced a software glitch that led to hours of e-mail delivery delays for millions of AOL users before company representatives identified the problem and fixed it, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post. Nicholas Graham, an AOL spokesman, told the AP on Thursday that the company was still looking into the source of problem, which interrupted e-mail service from approximately 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1.\u00a0 Graham said a backlog of millions of electronic transmissions built up during the five-hour service disruption, and roughly 500,000 messages were being processed every minute after the problem was corrected, according to the AP. AOL expected e-mail delivery to return to normal by early Thursday evening, the AP reports.\u201cCurrently all queued e-mails sent by AOL members and individual Internet users during the temporary hiatus are being successfully delivered to e-mail inboxes,\u201d Graham said in a statement, according to the AP. \u201cThere is no longer any member impact on the AOL service from this rare and isolated incident.\u201dAOL subscribers, as well as users of the company\u2019s free AIM.com service, which AOL parent company Time Warner created in 2005 in an attempt to snatch up Web surfers who weren\u2019t AOL subscribers, were effected, the AP reports.\n\nIn early May, AOL, which built its customer base in the mid- to late-1990s with its simple, user-friendly interface, announced that it lost some 835,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2006 and its operating profits dropped by 17 percent. A week later, it said it would cut 7 percent of its total global workforce, or 1,300 jobs, as well as shut down a call center.\u00a0\n\nCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.