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Gmail downtime takes hours, and it’s not the last time

Posted in Problems, Web by whuup on February 24, 2009

On several websites people discuss at the moment about problems with Gmail.

Has anyone else been experiencing this? I’ve never seen it down for this long before.
– yep, its been down for the last 12 hrs…couldn’t read and send mails. Now it’s completely down, won’t even login.
– I hope they have a VERY GOOD explanation…
– ok this is now beyond a joke…I am losing faith in Google…how can I trust Google again with my email with downtime now exceeding 15 hrs…and no sign or message as to when it’s ever going to come back up.

google404errorYou see, as people are starting to count on Google and it’s mail service, it is going to be very ugly when it’s down for more than a day. People are far too dependent on Gmail, and now they experience that Google is far from perfect. Tuesday’s Gmail outage left users seeing only a “502 server error” page when trying to login to the Web-based system. Word of the problem spread very fast via Twitter.

Enough said, I’m gonny read my mails with Outlook.