Half of Gmail's users hit with message delays today

In the email business, speed is extremely important. Unfortunately for Google and their Gmail users, speed was way behind today for half of their users.

A bug bit Gmail on Monday and almost half of the webmail service’s users are experiencing email delivery delays and problems downloading attachments.

Google first acknowledged the problem shortly before 10:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time and has been wrestling with it ever since, according to information on the Google Apps Status page.

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