Gmail Glitch Deletes 150,000 Email Accounts


gmail-logoThousands of Gmail users logged in on Sunday to find their account emails deleted. In what is currently being described as a Gmail glitch, many google mail accounts email records, contacts, folders and chat logs have been accidentally erased.

The issue occurred sometime Sunday. Since then, Google engineers have been struggling to reinstate emails as well as fix the overall problem. Although many users are outraged, Google says this problem has affected .08% of their total accounts.

“Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. Google engineers are working to restore full access. Affected users will be temporarily unable to sign in while we repair their accounts,” said Google in a statement made on their Apps Status Dashboard.

Google engineers are still trying to restore accounts Monday morning, but there has been no update to when user’s accounts will be reinstated or how much information can be recovered.

Account owners have expressed their frustration on Google’s user forum. “Google – I really really really really hope you’ll be able to fix it. The thought of losing so many years of memories, concert- and plane-tickets, friends mailing addresses, recipes, birthdays, links – work contracts etc. is killing me,” one user complained.

It is clear that those users affected have lost valuable information. But, many people seem to have forgotten that technology is always a gamble. The best way to prevent losing important information is to back it up.

{Business Review Canada/}


  1. All gmail users should know that you get what you pay for. Free service, when it works, is great. But if you don’t pay, then how much reliability can you expect!