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Some users locked out of Google Mail | CNET News.com
Google said it is "working to resume normal service soon" for Google Mail after a number of users of the e-mail service were left without access.
The search giant on Thursday confirmed the outage after some people complained they couldn't access their e-mail accounts. Problems were also reported with Google Desktop.
Nathan Anderson, a user of Gmail (as the service is known outside the U.K., where legal issues necessitated a name change), said he was shut out of the mail service for at least three hours.
"Back in March, several Google Mail users complained that they were struggling to use the free service. Two said their accounts had actually been deleted.
The search giant eventually admitted some accounts had indeed been wiped, but claimed it was not responsible."