First World Problems

Gmail Down for Some; Google Confirms ‘Service Disruption’

Gmail's been down for an hour for a significant percentage of users.

gmail down Gmail Down for Some; Google Confirms Service DisruptionIs your Gmail down? Mine is! “We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes,” Google said, 10 minutes ago. 

If you’re seeing a “Temporary Error” message when you try to sign in to Gmail, it means that your mail is temporarily unavailable. These errors generally resolve themselves within a few minutes, so please wait a bit before trying to log in again. Please note that while Gmail is inaccessible, your messages and personal information are safe.

Google’s Apps Status Dashboard confirms that Gmail has had a service interruption as of 9:20 a.m. this morning. (Under “detailed technical info,” Google just says, “Numeric Code: 152,” and you can read the obtuse explanation of that here.)

It’s unclear how many users are affected by the outage. Last time Gmail experienced a mass outage was on April 17, when Google said less than 2 percent of users were affected.

Gmail appears to be inaccessible through the Web and through third parties using IMAP, and the people of Twitter are not happy. Google is investigating the issue. Google’s press team did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but maybe their email is just down.

Update, 10:40 a.m. Aaand we’re back but running slow. Don’t worry, kids. Whatever hurricane took out an island of Gmail servers must not have been too bad. Gmail is still down for some and returning for others. We’ll update when Google releases a statement with more details.

Update, 11:14 a.m. Google sent this statement: “We are aware of an issue and are currently investigating. We’ll continue to update the Apps Status Dashboard as we work to resolve the problem. … Less than 0.11 percent of the Gmail user base are affected by the issue.”

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