Oops! Gmail Goes Down For Extended Period
Starting at around 9:30AM GMT today (or really, really early on the East Coast of America), Google's monitoring systems alerted the company that "Gmail consumer and businesses accounts worldwide could not get access to their email." At that time, the team posted that they were "working very hard to solve the problem and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience." In a rather admirable attempt to spin a negative into a positive, Google also took this opportunity to tout the merits of its just-released Offline Gmail feature, which -- honestly enough -- would have really come in handy during the hours-long outage
A Status Update posted on Google's main Gmail Support page said the following: "Many of our users had difficulty accessing Gmail today. The problem is now resolved and users have had access restored. We know how important Gmail is to our users, so we take issues like this very seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience." Of course, Gmail is still in beta, so we suppose we can cut it a break this time, right?