Last year Verizon bought AOL. As part of that merger some @verizon.net email is being migrated to the AOL backend. FAQs published by Verizon say this change is only affecting users in FL, TX and CA. Users will still have @verizon.net addresses but the backend and filtering will be managed by AOL.
This shouldn’t have a huge impact on commercial senders. However, one thing I did notice while reading through the FAQ is this:
What will happen to my verizon.net email sub-accounts?If you previously accessed your mail on the Verizon platform, each verizon.net email sub-account will be treated as a primary email account and will enjoy all the benefits of free AOL Mail, including virus protection, advanced spam filters and more.
Because each sub-account is treated as a separate primary account, they will be moved to AOL Mail separately and may not be eligible to move at the same time.
Some sub-accounts may not be moved, either because the user forgot about them or because they decided they didn’t want to move them. This may result in a slight increase in “user unknown” bounces from @verizon.net addresses temporarily.
Not a whole lot to be concerned about, just something to be aware of.
On the delivery end, this means that there is a clearer path to resolution of delivery path to some Verizon accounts.