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Google explains e-mail glitch, apologizes

A storage software update caused thousands of Gmail users to lose access to their e-mail yesterday and Google was forced to go to its physical backup tapes to fully restore users' data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 1, 2011; 3:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  E-mail, Google  
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Some Gmail users lose all e-mails, chats

Some Gmail users found they had lost all of their e-mails and chats Sunday morning.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 28, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  E-mail, Google  
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Google adds optional two-step Gmail security

Google just launched a new, secured login for Gmail and other Google services.

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 10, 2011; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  E-mail, Security  
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AOL outage: You haven't got mail (updated 4x)

Remember when downtime at America Online would be headline material? A small subset of AOL's much-diminished population is getting a chance to relive that experience while a site-maintenance malfunction has taken their mail offline. The firm's AOL Mail Blog posted a note at 12:48 p.m. Monday about the disruption: We're...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 24, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  E-mail  
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Google says Reader link coming back

Google said in a tweet on Friday that removing the Google Reader link from the top of the Gmail homepage was a mistake and Tech Crunch reported that the company plans to restore the link some time Monday morning.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 24, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Digital culture, E-mail, Gripes  
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The mystery of the missing Hotmail messages (updated)

Hotmail users who made a New Year's Resolution to clean up their inboxes got some unexpected help in that project over the weekend: A glitch in Microsoft's free Web mail service mysteriously wiped out the folders of thousands of users from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2.

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 4, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  E-mail  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Facebook rumor of the week: A Web-mail app?, Rob Pegoraro , November 12, 2010
Gmail lets you cancel its 'conversation view', Rob Pegoraro , September 29, 2010
Google adds phone calling to Gmail, Rob Pegoraro , August 25, 2010
Gmail adds drag-and-drop attachments, Rob Pegoraro , April 15, 2010
An e-mail mess: Can I get your signature?, Rob Pegoraro , March 1, 2010
Microsoft to open Outlook data format, Rob Pegoraro , October 26, 2009
Sounds Like Gmail Had a Case of the Tuesdays, Rob Pegoraro , September 2, 2009
Gmail Edges Past AOL, Still in Third Place, Rob Pegoraro , August 17, 2009
Gmail, Other Google Apps Escape Beta Status, Rob Pegoraro , July 7, 2009
Gmail Makes Labels Act More Like Folders, Rob Pegoraro , July 2, 2009
Re: Your E-Mail Feature Requests, Rob Pegoraro , April 10, 2009
Hotmail Opening Up To Regular Mail Programs, Rob Pegoraro , February 11, 2009
 
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