A number of Gmail users are finding error messages this afternoon, as the popular email service is suffering some rare downtime.
"The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."
Google acknowledges the problem and says it is "working on it." It also released a statement that the outage is affecting less than 2 percent of its users worldwide:
The Google's App Status Dashboard shows a half-circle for "Google Mail," signifying a partial service disruption. Hundreds of tweets are also saying that Gmail is down. (Scroll down for Twitter reactions.)
The outage began around 12:30 p.m. ET, BNO News reports, when users began seeing the message: "We're sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable."
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