Gmail to fix erased email by 6pm

Summary:Google is set to restore thousands of Gmail accounts affected by a glitch that erased email, settings and contacts by the end of today.

Google is set to restore thousands of Gmail accounts affected by a glitch that erased email, settings and contacts by the end of today.

Gmail dashboard

(Credit: ZDNet Australia)

The mysterious glitch hit Gmail yesterday, affecting some 0.02 per cent of Gmail users. BBC reports Gmail has some 170 million users.

Affected users flocked to Google's forums to research the problem, which has reportedly also affected Google Apps users.

Google said it will fix the unidentified problem by about 6pm AEDST today.

"Google Mail service has already been restored for some users … the remaining 0.012 per cent of accounts are being restored on an ongoing basis," Google wrote in its latest update to its service dashboard.

The company had revised the estimated number of affected users from 0.08 per cent to 0.02 per cent as of 6.46am this morning.

Topics: Google, Outage

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