Gmail: problems and outages in real time

The Gmail Outage Map is a tool that lets users see where other Canadian users are reporting issues with the popular free email service provider. The map is divided into provinces and cities, making it easy to pinpoint the affected areas. Since the map is updated in real-time, the data it displays is never outdated or obsolete.

The Outage Map is useful for understanding where Gmail is experiencing problems. It can be used to troubleshoot issues or to see if there are widespread outages in a particular area. The Outage Map is an essential resource for anyone who uses Gmail in Canada.

The second chart compares the number of reports received today with the number of outage reports received on the same day last week. The blue line represents the number of outage reports received today, while the gray line represents the number of outages reported last week.  

You can check this report to see if your area or surrounding ones are experiencing problems with Gmail and compare the week-on-week difference in outage instances.

The fact that the chart shows the exact hour helps Gmail users understand exactly when the outage started.

The third chart shows the number of reports received each day since the beginning of the current year. The data for this chart is collected from public sources and may not be 100% accurate. However, it provides a good general idea of how often the email service has been down in the ongoing year.

Most common problems reported in the last 48 hours

The table below shows Gmail users’ most frequent problems reported in the last 48 hours.

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About Gmail

Gmail is a free email service offered by Google. In many ways, Gmail is similar to other email services: it lets you receive and send emails, create address books, block spam emails, and perform a number of other basic email functions.

That said, Gmail also has several unique features that make it the preferred email service for many people in Canada and around the world. As of 2019, Gmail had more than 1.8 billion worldwide users.

How Gmail Works – Google Account

Any user wanting to access Gmail would need first to create a Google account, since Gmail is just one of the many free services that Google offers to its registered users. Signing up for a Google account is easy and free, and naming your Gmail address would be part of the registration process.

Therefore, whenever you log in to your Gmail account, you would also be automatically logged in to your Google account. Creating a Google account will allow you to use Gmail and a number of other free Google services, including YouTube, Google Docs, and Calendar.

Of course, all of these features are optional to use, and you are allowed to only focus on Gmail if that is what you want.

Gmail features

As mentioned, Gmail offers a number of unique features to make the email experience as smooth and enjoyable for their users as possible. A few of those are:

Spam Filtering

Spam is a term used to refer to junk emails. Gmail has employed sophisticated technologies that help keep spam emails out of their users’ inboxes. Generally, spam emails are sent to a specific ‘spam’ folder, where they are automatically deleted after thirty days from the day of receipt.

Built-in Chat

Alongside sending emails, Gmail also allows you to send instant messages using the video chat and microphone features. Any Gmail user can utilize these features as long as their phone, tablet, or computer has a webcam and/or microphone.

Conversation View

An email conversation or thread develops when you send and receive emails from a person (or a group of person) back and forth regarding a specific event or topic.

Gmail groups such conversations together by default, thus helping to keep your mailbox more organized.

Recall Sent Emails

This is a feature that a lot of people find important. If you find the need to recall or ‘un-send’ a sent email, Gmail allows you a bit of time (although not more than half-a-minute). In the Gmail ‘Settings’ pane on web browsers, under the ‘General’ tab, you can set the ‘undo sent delay’ from 5 to 30 seconds. This change is then also automatically applied to your Gmail mobile application.

Call Phone

Call phone is similar to a voice chat, except that it lets you dial an actual phone number and call any phone in the world. Calls to Canada and the United States are free, and you can make calls to other countries at relatively low costs.

AI Email Composer

The Gmail Smart Compose, with a bit of machine learning assistance, can write your email messages for you. From the ‘Gmail Settings’ pane, choose ‘General’ settings and check the ‘Writing Suggestions on.’ This change is then applied to any device that you access your Gmail account from.

This feature lets Gmail tweak your emails according to what it has learned about your writing style. 

Service Reliability

Gmail is one of the seven most used free email services, alongside Yahoo!, Outlook, Nili, GMX, AOL, and iCloud. It is one of the most popular ways for individuals to stay connected to family and friends, and for businesses to conduct their operations. As such, Gmail outages and crashes could lead to lost connections and missed opportunities.

For this reason, Gmail service reliability is essential for ensuring that the app works seamlessly and without any problems. Although Gmail is generally quite fast and smooth, it is, unfortunately, not immune to crashes and outages. On this page, we collect all the data about Gmail-related problems, and help you understand if there is a significant outage in your city, region, or province.

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