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Google's Gmail Recovers From Outage

Google's Gmail Recovers From Outage
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4/18/2012 1:11 PM ET

Google's Gmail service is back up and running after an outage on Tuesday. News broke when users flooded Twitter starting at around 9:00 a.m. claiming problems with access to the network. Google released an official statement claiming that the outage affected about two percent of their 350 million users, resulting in roughly seven million users worldwide.

Google had officially responded to the outage by 9:42 a.m., and by 11:00 a.m. they had posted a message explaining that the outage had been corrected and apologizing for any inconvenience:

"We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support," the company said. "Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

The outage caused roughly 7 million users to lose access to their email temporarily.

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