It must have crashed in the brief time span I was not using it.
It was a Googler misconfiguring a sync server that took out Chrome and Gmail on Monday, an engineer has stated on dev forums. The reason for Gmail's brief burnout on Monday has been winkled out, and it was connected to the rolling crashes suffered on the Chrome browser on the same day. It was a human error in configuring a …
"We had a small problem with one of our core services that resulted in a brief outage for some of our customers. This is now resolved and we apologise to our users for the inconvenience and would like to reassure them of a return to our normal sterling service."
I noticed a few problems but who for Gods sake realistically expects 100% up-time? Even I can't manage that ... Stuff like this happens even with the best planned services - it's usually no big deal if you learn from the experience.
I gotta go - gotta take a nap now...
Its email. It is a bit like sending postcards - it isn't private even if you run your own mailbox.
I suspect the privacy I get by ad-indexing by google is better than the security I'd get by trying to maintain my own, likely more hackable, SMTP server which would provide an inbound access point to my own network.
My home systems are far more sensitive than my email. Its all a compromise and its quite a complicated calculation.
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