GMAIL FAIL

Google Mail Suffers Outage

Google, the behemoth internet king, suffered a service outage today on its popular Google Mail server. More severe than Monday’s service disruption, the outage meant that the entire system was down for all users. Google’s IMAP and POP servers were also crippled, meaning that users who opt for mail clients to access their Gmail were affected along with those using the Web interface. Users who tried to log in to check their mail on the Web site were met with a “server error” page instructing them to “try again in 30 seconds.” Service was restored by 5:30 p.m. EST.