The outage, which affected "less than 2 percent" of Gmail users, was caused by a bug that Google did not specify.
Millions of users complained this morning that they could not access their email and Google confirmed they were working on the issue via Google Apps Status Dashboard. Altogether, the outage stopped access to the service for about an hour.
Gmail has over 350 million active users, so it is assumed that the bug affected around 6 million people.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Apr 2012 19:00