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Gmail Down; Users Moving to Yahoo Mail
Google Mail (Gmail) is currently down. As of 5:30pm Eastern, reports have been coming in for the last 20-30 minutes. In our testing, we too see that the beta mail service is currently out of action.
Using the Twitter theorem, Google Mail users are now moving to Yahoo Mail.
The good news is that Google is classifying this outage as a "temporary error 502". I would be more seriously worried if it was a 942.1 or a 610,8. As usual, please report in if your Gmail is down. We will continue to post updates as we get them.
Update 5:40PM – We are now receiving reports that some people have access to their email while most are still seeing the error message below. Rafe Needleman of CNET reports that if you were in Gmail before it busted, you are still able to use the service.
Update 6:55PM – Gmail is back – from speaking with professionals in the industry, a total of 94 people switched to Yahoo Mail during the outage.