While it doesn’t appear to be completely down like it was before but there are many reports from Gmail users that the email service is having major issues right now. Some users say Gmail is particularly slow, while others are reporting constant error messages. One TechCrunch writer, meanwhile, noticed that emails he was sending to Gmail accounts appeared to immediately bounce, with Gmail’s server responding with an error reading “550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.”
Google confirms the issues on its services dashboard, writing at 1:30 PM Pacific that they’re impacting a “significant” number of users. "We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior."
In a second update at 2:30 PM, Google says its teams are “continuing to investigate this issue”; as of 3:30 PM, the company says it expects the issues to be fixed by 4:00 PM while noting that time may change. Update, 4:15 PM Pacific: Google now says the problems have been resolved.