Tag Archives: Gmail

What I’ve been reading, April 10th, 2010 edition

Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been reading, why not share a link in the posts to something you’ve read.


Refresh POP accounts in Gmail

If you’re like me you have a number of email accounts and hopefully you’ve taken the time to set them up in Gmail to make it your one stop shop for all your email.

The only drawback is sometimes Gmail doesn’t seem to poll your POP accounts fast enough for you – enter the Refresh POP accounts Labs feature. If you enable this feature the refresh link on your Gmail screen will refresh all of your accounts, not just Gmail.

[via the Offiical Gmail Blog]

What I’ve been reading – February 20, 2010 edition

It’s a tad late on Saturday evening but it’s when I finally got a chance to sit down at the laptop and put out my usual posts for the day – really need to start scheduling this.

So here’s what I’ve been reading – what have you come across?


What I’ve been reading – January 16, 2010 edition

Another glimpse into what I’ve been reading – enjoy.


What have you been reading? Add a link to it in comments.

Yes, Gmail is down

It isn’t just you, there’s a whole lot of us that are now without our Gmail accounts as there is an outage.  According to Google:

We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail. We will provide an update by September 1, 2009 1:53:00 PM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

I know we all need our email fix and can only hope that they come back up online soon.

I’ll update again if I hear anything.

Update: The outage is impacting the folks on the inside of Google as well:

Posted by David Besbris, Engineering Director

We know many of you are having trouble accessing Gmail right now — we are too, and we definitely feel your pain. We don’t usually post about minor issues here (the Apps status dashboard and the Gmail Help Center are usually where this kind of information goes). Because this is impacting so many of you, we wanted to let you know we’re currently looking into the issue and hope to have more info to share here shortly. If you have IMAP or POP set up already, you should be able to access your mail that way in the meantime. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and will get Gmail back up and running as soon as possible.

For those looking to setup IMAP or POP you can get that configuration info at: http://su.pr/2q9lsD

Update 2: Web based service is now restored – how did you fair?