Less than a week after Google Calendar lost some users’ events, Gmail has proven its fallibility too by losing some users’ emails.
Yesterday 500,000 Gmail accounts went offline for a while, with some of the users finding themselves facing a welcome screen when they tried to log back in. All emails, attachments and chat logs were gone in other cases, and while Google thinks it can get these back, the reports are chilling.
Google’s solid reputation of uptime, reliability and ample storage space means many of us use it to store things in case our hardware breaks. But it seems no one is perfect, so some back-up may be in order. There is a free application called Gmail Backup that will be having a good day today. It runs on Mac, PC and Linux.