Was Gmail Down For Everyone?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By: Matthew Doucette

Gmail was down on September 1st, 2009, for everyone.  How can we tell?  Google's Apps Status Dashboard:



Learn about the Google App Engine system status dashboard.



Google Apps Status Dashboard offers "performance information" on Google Apps services.
URL: google.com/appsstatus

The screenshot above, taken on September 1st, 2009, shows that Google Mail's service was "disrupted" on that day and started on August 31st, 2009, the day before.  Use this for future reference when you cannot log into Gmail.


That is all.


About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.