Gmail users around the world unable to send emails

Alfred Osborne
March 13, 2019

Many users in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia reported outages with Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Drive, The Guardian reported.

Internet titan Google's e-mail service Gmail and its cloud storage service Google Drive were experiencing widespread disruption on Wednesday (March 13), with users complaining that they were unable to access files or send e-mails with attachments.

In a statement, Google too has acknowledged the issue. The company said it was investigating the problem.

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Various websites that track Gmail problems and outages, showed a spike in users reporting problems with the email service from about 1pm AEDT (2am GMT). We'll be updating the post when we learn out more. When trying to send an e-mail, instead of delivering the message, users receive the notice "Message could not be sent". Users will have issues accessing or attaching files in various products. "Check your network and try again".

Some Google Maps users too are said to be facing issues. It's an internal outage affecting Gmail users everywhere. So far, more than 600 reports have been lodged in the past 20 minutes.

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