Gmail Down Worldwide, Back Up For Some. Well, kinda
Gmail gave error 502 for millions around the world today
Has Google been attacked or was it hardware failure?
As of about 2:18PM Eastern, many were seeing their Gmail services come back up, mostly. We use Google Apps for our mail services as well and although we are able to access our accounts, we are still having trouble sending through desktop applications. We are also seeing unusual errors in our WordPress installs that have Google analytics integration. Could Google be victim of an attack? Say it ain’t so! We sure hope not!
Here are a couple articles to shed a bit more light on the situation happening now.
- Huffington Post – Gmail Went Down And Everyone Panicked
- Tech Chruch – Gmail and Google+ Down Across The World
With all of the their latest updates like September’s hummingbird algorithm update and the enormous effort of combining Google Places and Google+ among others, it’s most likely human error. Either way, Gmail does seem to be about back to normal although Analytics and some Gmail sending issues seem to be lingering here in East Tennessee, USA.