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Google Gmail and Drive services hit by disruptions

17 Apr 2013
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Users of Google's cloud services, including Gmail, Drive and numerous tools in its productivity suite, have been hit with disruptions.

Several users have reported problems accessing their accounts, instead getting the message: “Sorry, there seems to be a problem. The service you're looking for is temporarily unavailable.”

According to Google's status board, services experiencing disruption at the time of writing include: Mail, Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations.

Google has been approached for details on the cause of the outage but had not responded at the time of publication.

Some users reported they had been able to log on after earlier problems - but that access was not the only issue affecting them.

Last year, Google announced that it had 425 million users of its Gmail service – putting it ahead of Microsoft's Hotmail offering - now Outlook.com - for the first time.

It's currently not clear how many of those users are affected. But even if it only impacts a tiny percentage, it would still represent a significant number of users.

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