Google experienced an email service outage late this week which got a great deal of momentum on Twitter Friday. Yahoo took this opportunity to stick an elbow in the ribs of its email competitor with a tweet on their official Twitter.
The tweet pointed out Gmail’s outage and included the “We’re sorry but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable” notice. The tweet was deleted later and an apology to Google and the Gmail team was issued with Yahoo stating that the tweet “reflected bad judgment.”
Caught up in the news of the outage—but unrelated according to Google—TechCrunch reported on a Gmail glitch that resulted in thousands of email being sent to David S. Peck of Fresno, California. TechCrunch was also able to replicate the glitch.
In speaking with TechCrunch about the emails flooding his Hotmail account, he said that he been getting “thousands of no-subject, blank emails. 500 of them come every hour, I can’t stop them.”
Peck also said, “They’re coming so fast, I want to stop them. I deleted everything last night and woke up this morning and had 1,900 new emails. Only two of them were emails I cared about.”
Google weighed in on the glitch to MarketWatch stating “Due to a technical glitch, some email addresses on public webpages appeared too prominently in search results. We’ve fixed the issue and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”