Well it’s been just over a year since this post was written, and Google’s Gmail is down again in a most significant way. Looks like folks on Twitter are pretty vocal about it this time too! And it seems that this post is still relevant, sadly. I’ve re-opened the comments on this one as some of the stuff a year ago was interesting, maybe you can pass the Gmail outage by offering your thoughts.
The online world was in a tizzy this afternoon as Google’s Gmail application crashed and burned.
Gmail and Google Apps for domains all seem impacted.
This is a breaking event so I’ll update this post when more is known. Gmail’s Blog has nothing on it, currently.
*** UPDATE ***
It looks like the big brains at Gmail have fixed the issue.
The issue was caused by a temporary outage in our contacts system that was preventing Gmail from loading properly. Everything should be back to normal by the time you read this.
And indeed it does seem to be back to normal. Excellent.