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
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