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GMAIL Issues Today 4/17

So, I attempted to log into my GMAIL today and received the following error:

We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes.

If the issue persists, please visit the Gmail Help Center »

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I checked with a couple friends of mine and they arenot having the issue. I looked up the error on Google and found that there are many other users experiencing the problem. At this time, it only appears to affect some accounts and not others. That is the only error message that appears and the servers do not appear to be loading the affected accounts. I came across this link that confirms the disruption in gmail service.
Some users are reporting that they are able to access their GMAIL from other devices (cell phones, tablet PC’s etc). Try these steps first to see if it resolves your issue:
  • Can you reproduce the problem by repeating the same steps? If not, it may have been a temporary glitch.
  • If you’re having trouble accessing a certain web site, make sure there isn’t a problem with your Internet connection. Can you reach other web sites successfully?
  • Does the same issue appear if you use a different device or Internet connection?
  • Have you recently changed any settings or installed web browser plug-ins, firewall software, or other upgrades that might be causing trouble?

Your best bet may just be to wait it out as it is not easy to find contact information for GMAIL technical issues other than posting your problem in Google Groups.

I am going to be keeping an eye on the issue throughout the day and will update this blog as I find more information…stay tuned.

UPDATE 4/17/2012 10:40 PST

Well, just after posting this blog, I was able to login to my GMAIL. Looks like they are correcting the issue now. Some users may still experience some issues.

Please post comments if you are having issues or have any updates.

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