Gmail outage slows work but not jokes

by admin January 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

It was either the pause that refreshed or a reason to tear out one’s hair.

For somewhere between 10 and 90 minutes Friday, Gmail, the free, cloud-based email service from Google, went down, according to users scattered around the globe.
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The temporary outage, occurring between noon and 1:30 p.m. in the Kansas City area, affected Gmail, Google+ and other services, such as Hangouts and YouTube.

One common message during the disruption said, “Oops … a server error occurred and your email was not sent.”

Traffic on Twitter fired up immediately, joking that other email services such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Microsoft Outlook were getting unusually better public relations. But email users also noted that most services have experienced outages. Yahoo Mail, for example, was down for some users for a few days in December.

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