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This article was published on August 11, 2008

Gmail: down

Gmail: down
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Apple received a lot of criticism lately for the .Mac to MobileMe transition. But Google today demonstrated that online email can be tough. Gmail has been down for a while now with no information except an error message.

If you need to get to your email you can still access the HTML basic version of Gmail. Even the professional Gmail app is down for the first time in 1,5 years. The Google Calendar and other Google apps seem to be working at this moment.

Server Error

Oh well…

UPDATED: The 502 Service Temporarily Overloaded message is gone. Gmail is up again. We can all relax again…

UPDATED 2: Google’s official statement: “We feel your pain, and we’re sorry“.