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Gmail faces brief, widespread outage

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri September 23, 2011

Gmail sees partial outage

Gmail users reported an unusual outage. The issue appeared to be primarily located in the US but has also seen some Canadians report problems getting access. Other areas' statuses weren't clear as of Friday afternoon.

Google hasn't said what triggered the outage. Its service has historically been reliable and seldom drops as quickly and broadly.



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  1. bigmig

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    I didn't notice...

    Because as an IMAP user, I find that Gmail chokes for me on a daily basis. It's so bad that I've even switched to AIM Mail! Google, if you're going to do it poorly, don't do it at all...

  1. worksafe

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    The Cloud

    This is going to be a major headache for companies with Cloud Servers until they figure out to have self healing servers.

  1. G4_Kessel

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    Agreed.

    My Gmail IMAP connection drops all the time. I think its intentional... as a way to force us to use the crappy webmail client...

  1. UmarOMC

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    Well of course there's down time...

    ...when hooking up all of our accounts to government RAID mirroring servers...

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