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Sep 24 2009   10:31AM GMT

Another GMail outage, but Google provides a workaround



Posted by: Michael Morisy
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GMail
Google
Google Guerillas
Service Outage

Google’s GMail last went down in a big way at the start of this month, and now GMail’s facing more outages. At least they have a temporary solution, although it would be nice if it were a bit more prominently displayed for users and administrators (why not link to this on the front page?):

We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a small subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail, but we’ve provided a workaround below. We will provide an update by September 24, 2009 11:29:00 AM UTC-4 detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

You can access Gmail via IMAP
Not the most convenient solution, but for business-critical applications, setting it up shouldn’t be too hard. Here are some tutorials for setting GMail with IMAP up for:

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