Google Blasted over Gmail, Google Apps Outages - Is Gmail Still Better than the Rest?

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-08-12 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Google Blasted Over Gmail,
Google Apps Outages

4. Is Gmail Still Better than the Rest?

"As this is the first time in several months we have experienced a hiccup I will hold my opinion on Google," wrote Matthieu Heimer Aug. 6. "When we had Yahoo as a host, our e-mail was going out domain-wide weekly. And when it went down everything was lost. Hopefully that is not the case with Google."

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Google isn't supposed to go down. Yet Google Gmail and Google Apps went down for 15 hours Aug. 6 and 7. And on Aug. 11, Gmail went down for 2 hours. Users made their discontent known in discussion boards and blogs, raising the broader question: If they can't rely on Google as their Web platform, who can they rely on?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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