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Gmail Suffers Widespread Outage

April 17, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 8:26 AM

Gmail down this morning.Update: Google indicates service has been restored.

It’s not just you, Gmail is down for many people this morning. Google’s cloud-based e-mail service along with Google’s cloud storage service, Google Drive are not allowing many to log in.

The Gmail login screen for many will not even load, and some users receive the message, “We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable.”

Users trying to access via IMAP through Apple’s mail program on the iPhone, or through Android devices are greeted with a “password invalid” message in many cases.

The problem extends from regular Gmail accounts all the way to Gmail apps for education and Gmail apps for businesses, according to IT sources who describe difficulty accessing many types of accounts this morning.

Google’s Status page has not yet been updated to reflect these issues.