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Earlier today Jackson West, one of our writers was bemoaning the flakiness he was encountering today with his Google Mail (GMail) account. A few others said that they were having some problems, though I personally did not have any issues with the account. Nevertheless it is […]

Earlier today Jackson West, one of our writers was bemoaning the flakiness he was encountering today with his Google Mail (GMail) account. A few others said that they were having some problems, though I personally did not have any issues with the account. gmaildown.pngNevertheless it is starting to look like an epidemic. Sarah in Tampa is reporting some problems as well. Here is a screen shot a good buddy of ours emailed us. Are you experiencing problems with GMail? There has been an increased incidence of downtimes at Google’s suite of web services.

  1. It’s been working fine for me in both Maine this morning and NYC since about noon.

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  2. I have had problems the last couple of days. No problems with any other site… however, sometimes it is just impossible for me to log into Gmail.

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  3. One more thing to. Sometimes I forward emails to my hotmail account and gmail account just to save them. I noticed the ones at gmail have been arriving late sometimes..not all of them but some of them. And when I mean late.. they sometimes show in my inbox 12 hours or more later..sometimes a day later…very peculiar behavior lately on my gmail account.

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  4. I experienced the outage, too, and found the most unexpected evidence of not being the only one: my blog referrer log. An old blog post I wrote received quite a few hits from Google search “gmail down” within an hour.

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  5. Might be a random coincidence, but I’ve been having intermittent problems with Google Calendar all day today.

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  6. I had to go into “classic mode” yesterday but fixed itself after a few hours. Something fishy is going on over at google. I hope its just a big upgrade with a lot of new features causing the problems.

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  7. I have experienced a couple of very minor outages today (less than a couple of minutes each), so nothing major or out of the ordinary for gmail. Touch on wood…

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  8. There has been some reports lately as to new vulnerabilities that open the opportunity for a malicious attacker to hijack a users Google account by stealing cookies. Google could be working on a fix for this? When Gmail goes down, you know Google is usually working on something good!
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=448

    Also Google is rumored to be integrating AIM into Gtalk this year. Could explain the downtime as well.
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=449

    Remember… they are STILL in beta! So i guess we cant yell at them too loudly.

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  9. Interesting. I’m using Google Apps and have yet to see a Goole Apps Gmail issue of the type I sometimes see with regular gmail.com Gmail.

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  10. Was not working for me here in EST most of the last afternoon.

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