*** UPDATE *** April 17, 6:51am - The Google Apps status page notes "Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future."
WHAT: The Gmail Apps Status Dashboard posted a notice this morning at 5:58 AM reporting issues with accessing multiple Gmail services.
WHEN: 04/17/2013 Duration:
Current Status: Resolved
Description: At 5:58 AM this morning, the Gmail Apps Status Dashboard noted issues with log in to multiple Gmail services; the afflicted services include:
All Google Docs
Gmail Administrative Tools
The issue is being investigated by Google at this time. Log ins appear to be intermittent at this point; users will receive error message stating one of the following:
Gmail has Encountered an Error
Service(s) Impacted: Gmail, Google Apps
Workarounds: There are no workarounds at this time. IMAP Clients such as Thunderbird and mobile phone clients do not appear to be affected.
Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update: Resolved
Root Cause / Continuous Improvement: The issue is a bug on Google's servers -- they will be working to resolve the issue.