Gmail Goes Down WorldwideSubmitted by RobHino on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 15:48
Update: Many users are now reporting that Gmail service at least is back, though recurring outages and slowness are also being reported. At this stage it appears that some have service restored while others remain completely unable to connect.
Gmail is currently experiencing what appears to be a widespread outage, with reports coming in from Europe, the U.S., Canada, India and beyond that Google’s email service is down. We’re still seeing a green light (update: now showing red as of around 2:20 ET) on the App Status dashboard, but are trying to find out more about the problem.
The error being seen by most users at the moment is a (500) code problem, which pretty much just indicates that it’s a temporary problem and doesn’t give a clue as to cause. Judging by the response on Twitter, however, the problem is currently affecting a huge number of users. Google+ is also down, although you’d be forgiven for not having noticed that sooner.
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