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Gmail not working today?

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Gmail not working today? mwalter305 9/24/09 7:48 AM
Is anyone else having the same problem I am today? For whatever reason Gmail (which works great most of the time) is acting up. I have this BIG red box at the top of my page saying,

"Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists."

Well those issues aren't letting me send emails, print emails, open old emails, ect. Is this a Google server problem or is this just my problem?

Thanks!
Re: Gmail not working today? baghdadguy 9/24/09 7:50 AM
My gmail accounts will not load either- and cannot activate a new account.  Started about 15 minutes ago Mountain time-
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Re: Gmail not working today? DARubin 9/24/09 7:52 AM
My Gmail service is also down.  Same message.  It's another Google problem.
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Re: Gmail not working today? tufelkinder 9/24/09 7:53 AM
I was hoping to hear an update from google regarding this, but gmail has been painfully slow for the past couple of days and now this today... Very frustrating!
Re: Gmail not working today? arvindgupta442 9/24/09 7:54 AM
i am not able to open my gmail account
Re: Gmail not working today? mwalter305 9/24/09 7:55 AM
I've never be envious of Outlook users until today... I GOT WORK TO DO! <sigh>
Re: Gmail not working today? Bozerg 9/24/09 7:55 AM
I'm having the same problem as the original poster.  There's a red error box at the top of my gmail that says "Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists."  I click the link beside it that says "Learn More" which takes me to a page http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=106432 that says "We're working to fix the problem, and in the meantime, you should be able to continue to read and send mail as normal. Thank you for your patience."  Unfortunately, the last time the page was updated was 3 weeks ago.  I've never had this problem before.  Would love to know what's going on.  If anyone finds a solution or work-around, or has any idea whether this is on my end or google's, more information would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Re: Gmail not working today? Mistletoe 9/24/09 7:57 AM



"Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists."

Google posted a notice saying they're aware and will have an estimate on how long we'll be off line by 8:30amPST Sept 24th.

I searched this up in the help center:  The replies mentioned exporting your contacts, deleting them from gmail, then reimporting.  But of course the problem is they cannot be accessed at the moment, so I don't know how this helps.  If gmail cannot access my contacts how am I supposed to export them??

People previously with this error seem to have lost all their new messages while this problem persisted.  If that happens this time I'm going to lose some emails I'd rather not lose.



Re: Gmail not working today? rrr12345 9/24/09 7:59 AM
same here:

Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists.

no "workaround" helps.
Re: Gmail not working today? hwjoea 9/24/09 8:01 AM
I am on east coast current time 1104am, have been having sign in problems for almost 1 hour on PC, yet I can sign in on my Verizon phone?
This has gone on way too long!!!!!
Re: Gmail not working today? sonjaperry40 9/24/09 8:10 AM
Where do you find the posted notice from Gmail?
Re: Gmail not working today? kamorella 9/24/09 8:10 AM
Same here.  Can read messages (though it takes forever to load).  Can not send or save outgoing messages.
Re: Gmail not working today? jake001 9/24/09 8:14 AM
What is the workaround???
Re: Gmail not working today? lgpope 9/24/09 8:14 AM
I am unable to log into my gmail at all. Very frustrating.
Re: Gmail not working today? RATHISH KUMAR 9/24/09 8:15 AM
My Gmail is not working....................
Re: Gmail not working today? jake001 9/24/09 8:17 AM
Google...You suck
Re: Gmail not working today? KABar 9/24/09 8:20 AM
GMail, Please let us know when you expect this log in problem will be fixed. We use Gmail for our business and we are unable to conduct business as long as you are down. Maybe we need to use another provider?
Re: Gmail not working today? l3it3r 9/24/09 8:20 AM
I'm logged in on the PC on multiple machines no problem.  I'm unable to get my mail via google sync on my HTC Touch Pro, and of course, I'm getting the contacts not available error.
Re: Gmail not working today? boxidilshan 9/24/09 8:24 AM
I also having the same problem.


Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists.  Learn more
Re: Gmail not working today? SaurKraut 9/24/09 8:28 AM
Same problem here, and I'm pulling my hair out over it because it's been at least an hour or two and I use the addy for business.
Re: Gmail not working today? LMcKin51-Top Contributor 9/24/09 8:28 AM

 Please refer to the Apps status Board at

 http://www.google.com/appsstatus#di=1&hl=en
 
Re: Gmail not working today? languageatlanta 9/24/09 8:29 AM
I don't care about the contacts, but I do care about being able to send mail & chat
Our business is based on Gmail, so it's kinda bad...

Will have to figure out a back up
All you people who say "Google sucks", you've gotten spoiled, huh?
Google works like 99.9 percent of the time, when it's down - you cuss. That's retarded.
Every server goes down every now and then. Your computer never broke down?
Your AOL, Hotmail, Comcast or ATT never experienced outages?

Are you up and running 100% of the time? never get sick? like Duracell bunny?
I thought so. So shut up, go take a coffee break and be patient.

Re: Gmail not working today? l3it3r 9/24/09 8:31 AM
They said they'd post an update by now... ugh.. need email on phone asap.
Re: Gmail not working today? Wham Valdez 9/24/09 8:33 AM
Thank you languageatlanta for expressing what I feel too.
 
Be patient people, it is obviously on Google's end and no doubt they're fixing it ASAP.
Re: Gmail not working today? greens4free 9/24/09 8:41 AM
lol don't worry folks, you can blame me...everyone always does!!  I've never had a gmail account and signed up for one this morning, looks like it was when google went down!!  tee hee!  Sorry!  Not a good first impression of google, but this forum I have found to be particularly helpful.  thank you all!
Re: Gmail not working today? Mistletoe 9/24/09 8:46 AM
Google just posted this..

Google Apps Status:
September 24, 2009 8:29:00 AM PDT
Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1 hours. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.
Re: Gmail not working today? mcorzo7 9/24/09 8:49 AM
3 hours of trying to log into my gmail and NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Gmail not working today? jasonvaritekfan 9/24/09 8:51 AM
I can log in and load Gmail but can't access my contacts.
Re: Gmail not working today? Wham Valdez 9/24/09 8:55 AM
Thank you Mistletoe, patience will set us free.
 
For people still unable to comprehend the situation, here are a few suggestions for the next hour:
1 - go make a coffee or tea, whichever is your preference and drink it in a quiet corner with a nice book
2 - step outside and enjoy the sunshine with a brisk walk
3 - call your mother and ask her how she is doing
4 - write a letter to yourself about how amazing technology is today
5 - take the time to relax and tell yourself that your business will not fail because you can't send an email for a couple of hours.  If it does, you put yourself in that situation by not having alternate means of communication available when a service you do not even pay for experiences a brief outage.
Re: Gmail not working today? priyanu 9/24/09 9:25 AM
Hi
I am also facing the same problem....since 10 am EST... its 2 hrs post now and no changes. Not only is this affecting gmail, its also dirsupting my gtalk too!! Its not giving any recent updates...as in it generally tell one how many mails you have...I had six initially, which I checked....but it still shows that I have six mails!! The contact list is there but none of them show online...which is not so in reality!!! My sister is also experiencing the same issues in India. She cannot load google talk or gmail AT ALL!! Whereas I can load, check my emails, am getting new e-mails too. and have no problem in sending e-mails as well (of course u need to remember the id as gmail is not being able to access contact list!!!). I know this post ain't giving any relief from the existing situation, but I just wanted to share and agree that we have to be patient and wait....hopefully it would be resolved soon!!! Gmail has definitely become an important part in our everyday life!!!
Re: Gmail not working today? Mistletoe 9/24/09 9:29 AM
Don't you guys hang out on Facebook at all?  lol!

My coffee is almost ready!!
Re: Gmail not working today? Boken 9/24/09 9:29 AM
Having the same problem, started at 9:06 am Eastern Time.
Who is resolving this?
Google when can we expect full service back?
 
Thanks
 
Re: Gmail not working today? priyanu 9/24/09 9:30 AM
just an update.......google has also posted an alternate way to access one's contact list......go to www.google.com/contacts.....i hope this will help some of you who have got stuck because they cannot access the list!!!
Re: Gmail not working today? Boken 9/24/09 9:33 AM
Need help regarding a differnet issue.
I was trying to video chat as everynight on MSN Messenger.
 
two nights ago the person I was chatting with first, send me the accept or decline prompts for the web cam
 
Never saw them, she kept sending prompts never saw them, besides the fact than when she sent a link via chat, when I clicked on the link, it would not work.
 
Please help
 
Thanks
Boken
 
Re: Gmail not working today? flodo17 9/24/09 9:33 AM
9:30am PST, my Gmail is working now.  Good luck everybody. Sucks when it's down, I hear ya!!
Re: Gmail not working today? priyanu 9/24/09 9:50 AM
yipeeeeee...gmail, gtalk orkut...all are fine now!!!
Re: Gmail not working today? priyanu 9/24/09 9:52 AM
for ppl still experiencing problems......check this out ....http://www.google.com/appsstatus#rm=1&di=1&hl=en
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