Ok, flash post today.
Today at 1:30 AM PST, Gmail suddenly stopped working. It seems it is unreachable. Google Apps linked applications are also NOT working.
FIRST, A NOTICE FOR EMAIL ADDICTS: PLEASE STAY CALM. DO NOT WORRY. EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT
Google’s Gmail support team says the following :
“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a number of users. This problem occurred at approximately 1.30AM Pacific Time. We’re working hard to resolve this problem and will post updates as we have them. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.”
Anyway, for all those who are experiencing technical problems accessing Gmail or Gmail is absolutely not working, there is a simple workaround :
USE GMAIL VIA IMAP
What is IMAP? Using Gmail with IMAP means: using Gmail with Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Mail, iPhone MAIL, or any other IMAP client.
These are some valuable links to configure the main mail clients with GMAIL via IMAP:
Anyway, to configure any client with GMAIL, the required settings are the following:
|Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – requires SSL:||imap.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
|Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS:||smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port: 465 or 587
|Account Name:||your full email address (including @gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com|
|Email Address:||your full Gmail email address (email@example.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com|
|Password:||your Gmail password|
Anyway, I’m pretty sure everything is gonna be alright in a couple of hours…
YOU, CRAZY EMAIL ADDICT, STAY CALM! STOP HITTING THE REFRESH BUTTON! SAVE THAT F5!
As usual, I hope this is helpful to somebody.