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Gmail Melting Down

2008-06-03 10:44:16.796566+00 by meuon 3 comments

Several of my clients use gmail and google apps, and therefor I use it to access mailboxen where I pretend I am one of "them". It's no longer stable, and this morning is a bad one. Seems to be more and more frequent. Makes me happy to have my own mail servers.. sometimes there is true power to being a loner instead of one of the many.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 12:52:45.735853+00 by: JT

I use the free version at two companies I work with and the pay-for version at the other. I've given up on using any imap or pop access with it, but instead I use the gmail interface. On the worst problem I've ever come across, I counted to 10, hit F5 and it worked perfectly.

As long as you use the interface, it seems to work pretty damn well. If anyone's considering using it for their business... go with the free version. It works just as well for free.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 14:34:21.583508+00 by: meuon

Even web access has been flakey this morning. Worked, but timed out sending mail.. to gmail addresses.. the spreadsheats got flakey, and I swapped OS's and browsers to make sure. Anarchists Unite!

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 14:44:50.157108+00 by: ebradway

Haven't noticed anything odd today. I've been getting some strange mail send delays the past week though - but nothing F5 doesn't fix.

The last time Google made a major client software upgrade, things got really bad. They've recently made another upgrade and this time it was hardly noticed.