Gmail error hops on POP
Importing issues hit mail service
Google grappled with erratic Gmail behavior this morning for a "significant subset" of users who receive their mail via POP from external mail providers into Gmail.
The company posted notice on its Apps Status Dashboard that users were experiencing "error messages and/or other unexpected behavior" when attempting to fetch their incoming mail at about 9:40 am PST (5:40 pm GMT).
"Affected users are experiencing difficulties or delays receiving mail fetched via POP from external mail providers to Gmail," Google wrote. "These messages are not lost and should still be stored at the users' external POP service."
Around noon PST, the company posted an update to the status page, telling users the issue had been resolved for "a majority of affected users."
By 4:08 pm PST (12:52 am GMT), Google reported that the problem "should be" resolved. "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support," it posted.
The cause of the error was not specified.
While certainly annoying to those it hit, the interruption is not anywhere near as widespread and problematic as a few high-profile Gfails that cut service during 2009. Just yesterday, however, Google App Engine API took a temporary dive that took "the majority" of third-party applications using it down with it for several hours. ®
To fail or not to fail, probably both but..
Can we really call gmail; gfail .. out of all the large free 'email providers' I have used over the time gmail's failures are a fairly uncommon when you consider its userbase size. (Not to pick fault of course :) )
You haven't got it right
@Voodoo Trucker. If thats what you're seeing you don't have it configured properly. I have configured GAPPS for a number of business and if you do it right, it doesn't work like that!
Thank you for that workplace accident counter
first proper laugh of the day