GOOGLE'S EMAIL SERVICE Gmail is down for some users in the UK.
While Gmail seems to be working fine for us here at The INQUIRER, hundreds of people have flocked to Twitter to bemoan the fact that the service apparently is not working for them.
One user said, "What happen with Gmail, is the server down? :( Is it happening globally or just in the UK?", while another added, "Is Gmail down at the moment? I'm getting 502 errors when attempting to get to my mail?"
This 502 error message, reportedly seen by multiple users, reads, "The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds. That's all we know."
It's not just users in the UK suffering an outage, either, as users in France reportedly have also been affected.
Downrightnow shows that Gmail is showing "possible service trouble", with its graph showing that the service might have been down for some for up to three hours.
We have contacted Google for more information on the downtime, but it has yet to respond.
Gmail last suffered an outage last September, with the service going down for around 30 percent of users, an outage that lasted for up to 12 hours for some.
Google said at the time, "We apologize for the duration of today's event; we're aware that prompt email delivery is an important part of the Gmail experience, and today's experience fell far short of our standards." µ
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