Satellite, Cable, Digital TV, Home Media, & Computers
|  Home   |  Forums   |  News   |  Blog   |
February 25, 2009

Gmail fails for a time


by David Allen

“/>

A number of Gmail users were unable to access their accounts yesterday, the problem being made public through users of the micro blogging site Twitter.

At first, there was not much information for users about what had happened and what Google were doing to fix the problem.

User on Twitter were saying that there was no problem with Imap access, so any user who had an email client set up, or was on the iPhone, would have been ok.

After around two and half hours, users trying to login were presented with a “Captcha Screen”.

These are normally used to protect the site from automated systems that spread viruses.

They prompt the user to input a random sequence of words and numbers.

This is the second time in a few weeks that Google has had a major problem.

Last month “human error” was blamed for the flagging of all websites as being infected with a virus.

Story link: Gmail fails for a time


Discuss this in the Techwatch Forums


Add to Bookmarks:

ADD TO NETSCAPE     ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US     ADD TO DIGG     ADD TO FURL

ADD TO STUMBLEUPON     ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB     ADD TO GOOGLE     ADD TO SPURL


Related news to "Gmail fails for a time"




No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment


Previous: « BBC Trust says no to local news
Next: Virgin Media boosts broadband to 10 Mbps »

Visited 286 times, 1 so far today