Gmail NOT WORKING it’s UNAVAIABLE USE IMAP

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: imap.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 993
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 (username@gmail.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 hope this is helpful to somebody.

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