Gmail Down: Google Cites a ‘Service Disruption’By mikepayne
Update– Gmail is live again for some, according to commenters below and our own tests.
Gmail is down for the count. Google’s web mail service went down on Tuesday afternoon, September 1st, after intermittent service throughout the morning and a noted “service disruption” on the 31st of August. 2286 tweets and counting have discussed the outage of Google Mail, with many more on the horizon as web users struggle with an inaccessible mail service. For those of you heading to google and typing the phrase “gmail down”, leave a comment below and let us know when you begin to receive service from gmail. We’re gmail users as well!
Update – Google Chat is still operable, can be accessed if you’re using a third party IM client like Pidgin, as it is obviously inaccessible from your Gmail account.
Update – 5:11p.m. EST – Google has made official remarks about the Gmail downage on the Apps Status Dashboard. Screenshot below: