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Gmail blackout

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Google has apologised for the outage that hit business and consumer users of its popular e-mail service.
    The GMail service went offline at 0930 GMT and, Google claims, was unavailable to all for "approximately two and a half hours".
    But anecdotal evidence suggests it was out of action for many users for about four hours - one of the longest downtimes ever suffered by Google.
    More than 113 million people use Google mail worldwide, according to comScore.
    In a statement posted on its official Google blog it said: "We're really sorry about this, and we did do everything to restore access as soon as we could.".
    It said its engineers were still investigating the "root cause" of the problem.
    "We know how important GMail is to our users so we take this very seriously," it added.
    It said that those getting back into their e-mail may have to fill in a captcha form that asks people to decipher and re-type some scrambled letters before getting access to messages.
    According to comScore, Google has the world's third most popular web mail service behind Hotmail with 283 million users and Yahoo with 274 million e-mail users.

    source/full story: BBC NEWS | Technology | Google users hit by mail blackout
  2. deluxdon

    deluxdon New Member Webmaster

    Yeap and this is first time happend IMO with gmail.

  3. Arleigh

    Arleigh New Member Webmaster

    The good thing is, the technical problems in Gmail didn't last longer....

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