I’ve been able to see many complaints about the gmail service and it’s availability…
I mean, it’s a free service and with the super cool servers that google is using we have probably nothing to worry about.
as people is use to say we’ve better be SAFE than sorry so it could be a good idea to make a complete (but disorganized) gmail backup to our computer. We probably won’t be ever able (or requested) to roll back our backup but it will stay available on our hard disk. (is “available on” correct ?!? )
We could use POP3 and download every single message to our mail client and then save but it’s insanely long and boring, so…
there is a program Gmail Backup (http://www.gmail-backup.com/) a very nice & easy program to backup your whole gmail account ” the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.”
BACK IT UP and store the file safely on your hard disk.
As usual, hope this helps someone
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
The 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, the hell, is IMAP ? Just don’t care ! Using gmail with IMAP means : use gmail with Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Mail, Iphone MAIL or any otherIMAP client.
These are some useful links to configure the main mail clients with GMAIL via IMAP:
GMAIL IMAP GENERIC HELP
GMAIL IN OUTLOOK 2007
GMAIL IN THUNDERBIRD
Anyway, to configure any client with GMAIL the required settings are the following:
|Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – requires SSL:
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
||your full email address (including @gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
||your full Gmail email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
||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 hope this is helpful to somebody.