Gmail down causes frustration

2012-12-11 07:29
Gmail has been distrupted. (AP)

Gmail has been distrupted. (AP)

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San Francisco - Gmail service was beset by disruptions on Monday, prompting users to flock to Twitter to express dismay and seek information about the web-based e-mail service run by Google.

"We are currently experiencing an issue with some Google services, the California-based internet giant said.

"For everyone who is affected, we apologise for any inconvenience you may be experiencing."

An online "dashboard" that provides real-time updates regarding the status of Google services showed disruptions to both Gmail and Google Drive, which lets people store data on servers in the internet "cloud".

People thwarted in accessing Gmail took to Twitter for information about the situation and to vent frustration.

"This is why I love Twitter," read a message from a Twitter user with the name Katherine Hurd. "I can confirm that #gmail is down within seconds and see rage-tweets from all over the world."

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