Are Corona Lockdowns Overloading Gmail Servers?
If you have an email account, chances are you’re using Gmail, one of Google’s most popular services. Gmail is free, offers lots of useful features, and is normally very reliable. However, last week hundreds of users were temporarily unable to use Google’s email client. Is this a random technical problem or a sign of servers being unable to deal with the increased workload due to coronavirus lockdowns?
Starting at around 10:25 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 8, numerous users experienced problems trying to use their Gmail accounts. The highest number of complaints was registered in the New York City area, but the issues also affected users in other American cities and even in Europe. The most commonly reported problem was the inability to receive messages, but some users also couldn’t send any emails or even log into their accounts. Other Google services seemed to be unaffected by this issue.
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