Google wipes g-mail accounts.

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Longboard, Feb 28, 2011.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    OOOOOPPSS. :eek:

    It seems Google has made a blunder.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2029271/google-wipes-gmail-accounts-messages

    Trust any other docs to google ...should we?
    http://www.google.com/search?q=wipe...=0CEEQmAcwAw&bav=on.1,or.&fp=3f40f95b1b9c7c0d
    LOL, publicity nightmare and so far not handled well.

    Be interesting to see whether Google has a back-up.
    Hope the users do? ( sure they do )
    Other companies are subject to 'issues' too, but this is the confirmation re cloud fragility neh.

    Update:
    gHacks reports some users seem to have been recovered
    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/02/28/gmail-resets-150000-email-accounts-loses-everything/
     
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  2. HAN

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    We use paid Google Apps Premier @ work. Last week, Google had one of our main shared calendars down for about 5 hours. When it came back, it was just as it was when it went MIA. (Granted, Premier comes with good, one on one support. I spoke to a Google rep on the phone and they made a ticket up on it and then followed up by email to make sure things were running normally.)

    Obviously, the free version doesn't have this level of support. But based on our experience last week, I would feel ok that they are trying to get things set right again. Time will tell... ;)


    ***EDIT***

    Here is the link to the Google Apps Status Dashboard. Useful for following outages such as in this thread. http://www.google.com/appsstatus#di=1&hl=en
     
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    Luckily, I'm not affected. Anyhow, nothing's perfect.
     
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    I access Gmail through Mailwasher so I didn't notice till I read the thread, I had to confirm my backup email address and signed in all my email and setting were there.
     
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