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Google seems to be running into more issues than ever. Today Google’s mail service – Gmail reportedly wiped out email boxes of thousands of its users. As many as 1,50,000 users reported that their emails were lost and were given fresh new Gmail mail boxes.
Google acknowledged that there was a bug in the system and deactivated those Google accounts for the affected users. Google however claims that the Gmail bug has affected only 0.08% of its user base. Million of people, including me rely on Gmail and 0.08% surely equates to a thousands of users.
Google had an update in its Google App dashboard that said that engineers were working on a Gmail bug fix to resolve the issue. Until the issue was resolved, Google has suspended services for the affected Gmail accounts.
Google did report that some of the services were restored for some users however a restore across the board was still pending. Google said, “Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by February 28, 2011 6:30:00 PM UTC+5:30 with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.”
Google has not yet reported on the cause of the issue but experts suspect that it was a bug.
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