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Gmail hit by massive outage: Up to 35 million affected | ZDNet

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Google suffered a serious outage to its Gmail web-email service yesterday, which could have left up to 35 million users without access to their messages.

Google suffered a massive Gmail outage last night that affected up to 10 percent of its global users, leaving them unable to access their personal email accounts — and in some cases, their work email.

The outage began at 12:42 p.m. EDT on Tuesday and lasted for more than an hour. While many Gmail and Google Apps users in the U.S. were left without access, it appeared that the UK, Europe, and Asia remained mostly unscathed by the outage.

Google initially said the outage affected less than 2 percent of the Gmail user base, with the estimated 5.3 million affected users “unable to access Google Mail”. Half an hour later at 1:46 p.m. EDT, Google said that the problem “should be resolved”.

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