...Why do you keep tumbling down, more and more every month, i hope they sort it soon for their sake :(
Google's Gmail has once again plummeted out of the cloud and the company is scurrying to fix the problem nearly an hour after it went titsup. The email service hit the buffers at around 10:15am GMT, and, at time of writing, it hasn't flickered back to life yet. All of which spells bad news for all those firms out there that …
Just what kind of free service are the offering here?
Isn't it enough that we let them pimp, sorry, of course I meant analyse, our usage data in return.
I did wonder why my inbox was surprisingly empty at 7-45 this morning. I suspect they started having problems way before 10-15.
I don't suppose we should complain about a freebee service. Some time back, most of us wouldn't have an email address without some college or business providing it. Currently we get a basic email service from our ISP, which can also go down on occasions. The only other solution is to host your own email server in some server farm. What would it cost to set up and service, assuming most people wouldn't be technically inclined to roll their own?
Ditch Exchange and Outlook (no matter how crappy they may be) for something that is little better than Hotmail?
This, of course, ignores that fact that company email is even less secure and less private than it was before.
What kinds of companies are we talking about? Proper ones or just mom and pop cottage industries?
Is it free? I pay for mine. Dont forget there are several aspects to gmail.
You have GAPE Standard and Premier then the bog standard Gmail offering.
A lot of companies moving to Google instead of other hosted options. They are going to be the ones worried by these events.
POP3 and IMAP work fine.
I dont think a small mess like this would convince anybody who has been weened of exchange to go back to it. Google Apps dying once a year is a lot nicer than exchange dying because:
The logs are full,
The database is full and now needs to be defragged for 2 days,
Exchange DoSed itself by duplicating messages in its own que,
Yep I remember the days when I had fix these sorry ass problems. Now with the miracle of google apps some other poor sod has to fix them and nobody has to pay a penny!
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