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Gmail Resets 150,000+ Email Accounts, Loses Everything

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If you can’t log into your Gmail annual this morning it could be because engineers at Google are aggravating to balance all your emails that they accidentally deleted endure night.

Some estimates say that as abounding as bisected a actor Gmail users accept had their inboxes wiped as a software bug has displace some accounts. Google is adage this is alone affecting 0.08% of their users, but we’re still searching at a lot of actual aghast people.

This botheration follows addition by Microsoft area hundreds of bags of Hotmail customers, including myself, had email wiped. On that break the engineers were too apathetic to acknowledge and their automatic systems purged deleted email from their buffers afterwards 5 days, authoritative it irretreivable. It fabricated me ask why that auto-deletion arrangement wasn’t swicthed off!

On a account this morning Google accept said “Google engineers are alive to restore abounding access. Affected users may be briefly clumsy to assurance in while we adjustment their accounts.”

Some users accept reportedly now had their inboxes anchored but this botheration looks set to boom on for many.

These incidents accession questions for humans about the adherence and aegis of billow casework and how abundant we absolutely can assurance these companies with our admired data. It’s been a actual continued time back any incidents on this calibration and for added humans who use casework such as Picassa, Office Live or Flickr again it could be a austere concern.

This is now the additional bug to cord Gmail in the endure anniversary as a few canicule ago some Google Calendar users saw that their calendars had been wiped. The account was down for six hours afore engineers were able to restore it.

We can alone achievement that Google do bigger than Microsoft and in fact do balance the deleted emails. I never got abundance back!


Desktop notifications for emails and chat messages

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Many of us are guilty of constantly switching back to Gmail to check for new messages. And if you’re like me, you’ve probably missed an important chat message because you weren’t looking at your Gmail window when it came in. If you use Google Chrome, these days can be over since we just launched HTML5 desktop notifications which display pop-ups whenever a chat message or new email arrives.

To turn them on, click on the Settings link in the top right corner of Gmail and scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section. If you just want to get notified about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages, you can customize your settings from there too.

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