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Google resolves Gmail issue that hit users with ‘Address not found’ errors when sending emails

Gmail users experienced issues with the service, just one day after a number of Google’s services were hit with a major outage.

Downdetector, which monitors websites and online services, showed reports started around 3pm ET and were spread across the world.

Users were able to access their inboxes, but are receiving bounce back messages saying ’email account does not exist’ when emailing another Gmail account.

Google quickly addressed the problems on its status dashboard and was able to resolve the problem at 6:51pm ET. 

The problems follow Monday’s massive outage that left hundreds of millions of people around the world in disarray when the Google-owned family apps of crashed for one hour.

Downdetector, which monitors websites and online services, showed reports started around 3pm ET and were spread across the world 

As of 6:51pm ET Google shared: ‘The problem with Gmail has been resolved.’  

‘We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.’

‘Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the Google Help Center.’

Much of the outage was located in the US, affecting major cities like New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle. 

Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the .

Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the . 

Users were receiving bounce back emails when sending messages to other Gmail accounts. The error says the email address does not exist

Users were receiving bounce back emails when sending messages to other Gmail accounts. The error says the email address does not exist

Parts of Europe, Australia, South America and Africa were also receiving bounce back messages when sending emails. 

Gmail has some 1.5 billion users worldwide and the outage hit towards the end of the work day, leaving employees unable to finish out their day completely – and many flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations.

Some users seemed shocked at Gmail not working properly due to the massive outage Google experienced Tuesday.

Lucy Carson shared: ‘gmail can u plz get ur *** together these bounce-backs are giving me panic attacks thx.’

While others, including Julie Plec, wondered if Gmail is broken.

Gmail’s failure is a small portion of the fiasco that hit Google Monday, which hit all of its apps and websites including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Maps, Gmail and YouTube as well as the main search engine.

Gmail has some 1.5 billion users worldwide and the outage hit towards the end of the work day, leaving employees unable to finish out their day completely - and many flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations. Some users seemed shocked at Gmail not working properly due to the massive outage Google experienced Tuesday

Gmail has some 1.5 billion users worldwide and the outage hit towards the end of the work day, leaving employees unable to finish out their day completely – and many flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations. Some users seemed shocked at Gmail not working properly due to the massive outage Google experienced Tuesday

While others, including Julie Plec, wondered if Gmail is broken

While others, including Julie Plec, wondered if Gmail is broken

The outage affected hundreds of millions of users that were plague with problems for about one hour.

Google released a statement saying its authentication system outage was due to an internal storage quota issue.

Services were requiring users to log in at the same time, which hit at a higher rate than it could handle. 

Such outages also highlight’s how big tech companies hold a great power over its user’s daily lives.

Without some of Google’s apps, like Google Drive and Google Sheets, many companies were unable to perform tasks at work.

Gmail's failure is a small portion of the fiasco that hit Google Monday, which hit all of its apps and websites including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Maps, Gmail and YouTube as well as the main search engine

Gmail’s failure is a small portion of the fiasco that hit Google Monday, which hit all of its apps and websites including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Maps, Gmail and YouTube as well as the main search engine

On the other hand, influencers make their money through videos they create and share to YouTube.

Google is not the only internet powerhouse that makes the world go round with its services – Facebook is another major player that regularly has connectivity problems. 

Messenger, Facebook and Instagram went down for four hours on Thursday that not only blocked people from communicating, but also influencers and companies from generating an income. 

However, Google’s and Facebook’s issues are just the tip of the iceberg for problems that are hitting ‘Big Tech.’ 

Last week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Facebook, along with a coalition of 46 states, Washington DC and Guam.

The groups accuse Facebook and its family of ultra-popular apps of illegally acquiring its competitors in a ‘predatory’ manner in order to dominate the market and running an illegal monopoly.

Such outages also highlight's how big tech companies hold a great power over its user's daily lives. Without some of Google's apps, like Google Drive and Google Sheets, many companies were unable to perform tasks at work

Such outages also highlight’s how big tech companies hold a great power over its user’s daily lives. Without some of Google’s apps, like Google Drive and Google Sheets, many companies were unable to perform tasks at work

The suit was filed on Wednesday and is being spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

‘For nearly a decade, Facebook has used its dominance and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals, snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,’ said James.

‘Facebook targets competitors with a ‘buy or bury’ approach: if they refuse to be bought out, Facebook tries to squeeze every bit of oxygen out of the room for these companies,’ her office said.

The end result of the legal action could result in Facebook being forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. 

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