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Yes, Gmail Was Down, But Now It’s Resolved

    December 10, 2012
    Chris Crum
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A lot of people experienced a brief period of downtime for Gmail today. Personally, I tried it once and got an error, and then was able to access a minute later. A lot of people were talking about it on Twitter, as well.

At 12:30 PM, Google updated the Google Apps Status Dashboard to say:

We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly.

By 1:10 PM, Google updated it again:

The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

There was a similar pair of updates on December 6th as well, but much later in the day, at 7:59 PM and 9:36 PM.

Prior to that, no issues are observed on the dashboard for as far back as the beginning of November. There was an outage for a number of Google services on Halloween, but since then, it’s been pretty much smooth sailing until the past few days, but even then, the issues were quickly resolved.

  • http://www.360pics.ca/ Wedge Internet Marketing

    Oh good make us pay for Google apps now its unreliable

  • https://plus.google.com/110826622201196466178/posts Nick Stamoulis

    My personal Gmail account was down for most of the day. I kept getting a 502 error. Every now and then it might come back for a few minutes but then I’d lose it for another hour or so. I just kept thinking about when my business email went down for a day and what a mess that was and how many businesses use Gmail for their company email. Such a hassle.