September 1, 2009 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #590315
hi!! is anyone else having trouble logging into gmail right now? ive been trying for the last 15/20 minutes and i can’t seem to get on, it keeps telling me gmail is having an error!! anyone else?September 1, 2009 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #667460Y.W. EditorKeymaster
Same problem here 🙂September 1, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #667461mepalMember
yup! 😉September 1, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #667462
ISeptember 1, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #667463mlMember
Yup I have the same problem. I’m sure google will have it back up in no time.September 1, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #667464
ISeptember 1, 2009 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #667465namelessMember
yup-;(September 1, 2009 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #667466
Gmail users were unable to get to their accounts on Tuesday as an outage struck the Google e-mail service.
“We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a small subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail,” Google said at 11:12 a.m. PDT on its Google Apps status dashboard after it discovered the error.
At 11:28 a.m. PDT, some good news arrived: “Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future.”
However, two hours later, the problems persisted for some, and the Twittersphere was abuzz with griping.
The problems appeared to affect the Web-based version of the service, but accounts could be reached using third-party e-mail software that used the IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, interface.
Gmail is used by tens of millions of people, and its fast growth carried it past AOL’s e-mail service into third place, according to ComScore.
Google didn’t immediately comment on the scope and cause of the outage. It’s not the first Gmail outage this year.
Google Apps customers, who pay $50 per user per year, get extensions of their service contracts, if their services are down for longer than a certain duration. The dashboard showed only mail to have troubles, not other Google Apps services, such as Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Docs.
Outages pose problems for Google, as it tries to persuade companies to buy into its cloud-computing vision, in which applications are hosted on the Internet rather than on corporate computers. But Google argues that its service availability is competitive with most organizations’ abilities to run their own e-mail servers.September 1, 2009 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #667467
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 1:20 PM PDT
Google’s Gmail e-mail service is currently down for a majority of its tens of millions of users, the company acknowledged Tuesday afternoon.
“We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail,” reads an alert posted at 3:53 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time in the Google Apps Status Dashboard.
In that dashboard, Google offers performance and availability information about the online services included in its Apps collaboration and communication suite, such as Gmail, Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites.
In the alert, Google said it expects to offer an update on the outage at close to 5 p.m.
Gmail is one of the most popular webmail services in the world, not only among individuals for personal use but also as a component of Apps, which is designed for use by organizations of all sizes and educational institutions.
As such, Gmail outages are immediately felt worldwide, especially among people and companies where it used for business communications.September 1, 2009 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #667468jO jOMember
its down in my office tooSeptember 1, 2009 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #667469FerdParticipant
I see that on Feb 24th, ywn posted a story that gmail suffered a worldwide crash too.September 1, 2009 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #667470squeakParticipant
hoishea es amecha, u’varech es nachlasecha….September 1, 2009 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #667471
Down for a few hours once in 6 months ain’t too bad.September 1, 2009 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #667472September 1, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #667473
“Users can access their email via IMAP or POP.”September 1, 2009 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #667474YW Moderator-80Member
It’s back upSeptember 1, 2009 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #667475
what is imap or popSeptember 1, 2009 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #667476
Thanks for the helpful link.September 1, 2009 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #667477YW Moderator-80Member
It’s back downSeptember 1, 2009 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #667478
it still isnt working for me! lucky u, mod 80!September 1, 2009 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #667479
never mind! this is craazzzy!September 1, 2009 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #667480
lolSeptember 1, 2009 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #667481squeakParticipant
Who needs gmail, anyway 😉 😉 😉September 1, 2009 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #667482
“what is imap or pop”
You can access Gmail via a desktop client (like Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.)September 1, 2009 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #667483
thanxSeptember 1, 2009 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #667484
how do u do that?September 1, 2009 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #667485
Class action lawsuit vs. Google
Who’s in?September 1, 2009 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #667486mepalMember
ME!September 1, 2009 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #667487A600KiloBearParticipant
Down here too :(.September 1, 2009 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #667488
oh yea! i am! just kidding but i really could use my gmail right now!September 1, 2009 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #667489
Sure. We can sue for all the money we’ve paid for their quality service. Oh, wait…September 1, 2009 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #667490
tried doing through outlook and “the connection to microsoft exchange server is unavailable. outlook must be online or connected to complete this action”September 1, 2009 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #667491
i still cant access it! How are you all able to get on???
HELP!September 1, 2009 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #667492
My Gmail through IMAP is working fine. As is our entire company’s email system, which is running on Google Apps (gmail).
If you never enabled IMAP in your Gmail preferences, then you can’t turn it on now.September 1, 2009 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #667493
Joseph- I’m in for the long haul on this one… but I’m suing the CR, not gmail
The CR convinced me to switch- what do I need this ogmos nefesh for 😉September 1, 2009 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #667494
gmail is back in business. HURRAY!!September 1, 2009 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #667495
what is IMAP? what does it do? how much does it cost?September 1, 2009 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #667496
I GOT ON!!! what was this this crises stemming from?September 1, 2009 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #667497
IMAP is a way to access email. Basically it synchronizes your mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Blackberry, etc), with your mail server (Gmail, in this case).
There is no cost for Gmail users to enable and use IMAP.September 1, 2009 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #667498
hss: IMAP is free from GMail. It is similar to POP3, but much more powerful. It is supported in virtually all desktop clients (like Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.)September 1, 2009 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #667499
b”h gmail is now working.September 1, 2009 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #667500
mazel tovSeptember 1, 2009 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm #667501
i’m still pleased with gmail serviceSeptember 1, 2009 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #667502
so if I still want to access my email from gmail.com I can’t use IMOP (or whatever the letters were?)September 1, 2009 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #667503
hss: You can use either or both simutaneously.September 1, 2009 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #667504
how do you set something like this up?? thanks for all your help. I am lost when it comes to things like this. I know how to do basics but beyond that I am lost!!September 1, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm #667505
Use Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. Follow the instructions from Google:September 2, 2009 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #667506noitallmrParticipant
Judging by the look of things- nearly everyone here is on Gmail inc myself. What was everyone on beforehand?
Me? I was on Yahoo…and I DON’T miss it!September 2, 2009 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #667507
noitall – Isn’t it called “Google Mail” in England (due to another party owning the “Gmail” trademark prior to Google)?September 2, 2009 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #667508
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