PSA: If Your Gmail Conversations Have Disappeared, It’s Google’s Fault


If you haven’t heard, Google’s servers screwed up and took a wrong turn sometime this weekend and now 150,000 Gmail accounts are without all of their previous email. The real story here is that 150,000 of Gmail’s users are only considered to be .08% of their total population. Anyway, this is just a quickie to let you folks know that if you search for an email on your Android device and it isn’t there, it’s not a problem with your device. Google’s said to be working on restoring accounts. (But whether or  not they’ll be able to wasn’t said.) [Lifehacker]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Are these the only known google issues now? Are there known google calendar issues,too? A few weeks ago, when I opened my google calendar, one of my color-coded calendars was missing. This was never fixed, it never reappeared. I had to re-created the entire calendar. Yesterday, that same calendar disappeared again, but returned within an hour.

  2. FIRST ! !

  3. Really was eye-opening when you go in to look at e-mail and it was gone. There were special messages on there that I have been saving. Not happy with G-mail anymore.

  4. Don’t trust the cloud. Configure gmail to work with an email client such as outlook so that your email is saved to your hard drive and can be backed up to disc

  5. I’m sure they’ll be back in those users accounts soon.

  6. ari-free, you really are dumb. Do you really think that Google NEVER does backup? They are in the email business; backups and redundancy are their forte.

    Yeah, I really want to see your backup discs compared to enterprise level storage solutions.

  7. Spencer- ari-free was just suggesting a solution if people are saving important emails. I wouldn’t call him dumb at all. In fact, I would say he’s smart about being proactive and protecting himself. Yes, Google does backups but if something happens like it did you don’t have control on when they will restore it. Maybe you need an email ASAP. If I would have lost a few personal emails then no big deal but what if it was something to do with work that I needed right away? Having it backed up to your own computer is smart. And it’s not like it’s hard to do, it does it automatically through outlook or similar.

    Just my $.02

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