GMail suffers fresh outage

Gmail is suffering another of its increasingly common outages.

GMail suffers fresh outage

The problems began around 4pm, with Twitter catching fire with people complaining they were unable to access their GMail accounts. A quick check of the Google service page confirmed the problems.

“We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a small subset of users,” it reads.

“We will provide an update by 24 September 2009 4:29:00 PM UTC+1 detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.”

Anybody desperate to collect their mail can still access it by pointing their desktop email client at the GMail account and accessing it through IMAP.

As it stands, access to GMail is intermittent for PC Pro staff, with those able to access their accounts being told their contacts are unavailable.

Outages are becoming are increasingly unwelcome part of the GMail experience. GMail was knocked offline for over two hours earlier in the month following server maintenance ironically intended “to improve service availability”.

Google News has also experienced problems, going down for two hours this week.

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