Worldwide Gmail, Chrome crash caused by sync server error

Google’s email service crumbled yesterday for about 40 minutes, leaving millions of enterprise and consumer users without access to their cloud-stored email.

Gmail didn’t fall down due to a denial-of-service attack as was reported initially yesterday (which was quickly amended), despite no initial evidence to suggest that it was. The search giant said on its dashboard status pages: “Although our engineering team is still fully engaged on investigation, we are confident we have established the root cause of the event and corrected it.” Continue reading Worldwide Gmail, Chrome crash caused by sync server error

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