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Gmail hit by worldwide disruption

Millions of users unable to access email accounts

Google has confirmed that its Gmail service suffered from 'disruption' yesterday.

The popular email service with millions of users saw technical problems resulting in vast amounts of users unable to access their accounts. Google listed the problem as disruption rather than an outage and fixed the problem after just over an hour.

Google said it was investigating the issue at 5:42pm yesterday then soon after confirmed that less than two percent of Gmail users were unable to access the service.

One hour after first investigating the problem Google said: "The problem with Google Mail should be 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."

At this point the firm increase the number of affected users to less than 10 percent. Google warned that some users may experience message delays because of the disruption.

The news comes after a rumour suggesting that Google Drive, a cloud storage service, will launch next week.

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