Gmail Outage: Google's Global Fail

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We are in the midst of a huge Google outage, it appears. I've got users in Europa and Asia that are also out.

I've also tried to log onto Gmail from servers in London, Spain and France without any luck.

The outage is affecting both Apps accounts and personal Gmail.

This one looks to be big . . . and global.

Google's App status dashboard says that it is just mail that has been affected.

More to come as information becomes available.

Update 5:00pm Eastern time:

The Gmail blog says the following:

"We know many of you are having trouble accessing Gmail right now — we are too, and we definitely feel your pain. We don't usually post about minor issues here (the Apps status dashboard and the Gmail Help Center are usually where this kind of information goes). Because this is impacting so many of you, we wanted to let you know we're currently looking into the issue and hope to have more info to share here shortly. If you have IMAP or POP set up already, you should be able to access your mail that way in the meantime. We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience and will get Gmail back up and running as soon as possible."

Update: 5:20 - I am able to get into my personal Google apps mail but it is very slow.

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