Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GMail Down

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Whilst checking through my Google Reader feeds just now I noticed an update on the Official Google Blog informing that they're having some problems. So that's the reason why I haven't received any email this morning!

According to the post shortly after 10 9:30am GMT their monitoring systems alerted them that Gmail consumer and businesses accounts worldwide could not get access to their email.
We’re working very hard to solve the problem and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience. Those users in the US and UK who have enabled Gmail offline through Gmail Labs should be able to access their inbox, although they won’t be able to send or receive emails.

We’re posting updates to the Gmail Help Centre at http://mail.google.com/support/ and Google Apps users can visit the Google Apps help centre at www.google.com/support/a.

Google have released the following statement on the Official Google Blog with the details on the GMail (#Gfail) Outage:
The Gmail outage that affected many consumers and Google Apps users worldwide is now over. Users should find that they’re able to access their email now without any further problems.

Before you can access your Gmail, you may be asked to fill in what’s called a ‘CAPTCHA’ which asks you to type in a word or some letters before you can proceed. This is perfectly normal when you repeatedly request access to your email account, so please do go through the extra step – it’s just to verify you are who you say you are.
That is all so nothing to see here...

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