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At around 10:00 AM EST today, some Gmail users started reporting the service was down for them, possibly limited to the Latin America area. 40 minutes later, Google confirmed the issue and said it was looking into it.
The Apps Status Dashboard has marked Gmail with a “Service disruption” message that reads as follows: “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.”
Update: As a workaround to access Gmail, try Using a VPN.
#GmailDown from Argentina. Using a VPN fixes it though. Thanks @HotSpotShield!
— DaVe McComb (@davemccomb) October 23, 2013
Update at 11:45 AM EST: Google says the issue was fixed at 11:34 AM. See the statement below.
The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.
This issue affected users in South America.
See also – Google apologizes for 11 hours of Gmail issues affecting 29% of emails, blames dual network failure
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