UPDATE, Google statement: This issue is affecting less than 2% of the Google Mail user base. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail.
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- A large number of users of the webmail service Gmail were unable to access their accounts on early Tuesday afternoon, according to users affected by the outage. Google confirmed it is investigating a service disruption.
The outage began at around 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (EDT) when users started seeing a 'temporary error' message. "We're sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable," the error message said. "We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes."
Google confirmed on its Apps Status Dashboard that it is investigating the service disruption, but did not indicate how many users are affected. "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail," a brief post said, without giving other details.
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