Incoming MAC Mail Bouncing

Half of my incoming emails are bouncing.
When I send an email through my MAC account to his MAC account, it bounces back at me.
I've had MAC mail for 3 years and have been experiencing this since May.
What is going on?

A 452 error typically means:
"SMTP Error 452 : The ISP server’s disk system has run
out of storage space, so the action had to be cancelled.
Unless you are with an ISP which is so slack that they
have not implemented Disk Full Alerts, this error usually
indicates that your ISP’s mail server is overloaded from too
many messages. This can happen even to the best ISPs
when, for example, there have been problems and none of
the ISP’s customers could send mail; as soon as the
problems are fixed there is almost always a situation where
thousands of users and organizations are trying to send
mail all at the same time, and those numbers can
occasionally result in the ISP’s mail servers’ hard disks
temporarily filling up, with SMTP Error 452 being the result.
The next attempt to send by your server may prove
successful."
So if this continues, first check the status of .Mac or MobileMe on the Apple web site, and if there's no problem listed, or there's no resolution listed for this recent problem, call them and ask about it and when it's going to be resolved or how they can resolve it immediately.
Mulder

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