If you tried to access your Gmail account between the times of 11:30 PM and 3:00 AM MST (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM GMT), you will have found that you couldn’t. The reason was that Gmail had an “outage“.
I find instances like these to be the bane of Gmail. I’m a huge Google fan, but cases like this are unacceptable. Wasn’t it just a couple of weeks ago that Google was tagging every site as “malicious?” Google is a huge player internationally, but they need to work on quality control.
The fact that Gmail is still a “beta” really disturbs me. You’d think that if you are one of the world’s leading email companies, you might move out of beta, perhaps. I suppose the reasons involve lawsuits, reliability requirements, etc. But if you want to play with the big boys, it’s time to start acting like them.