Have you seen the Gmail “502 Server Error” page?  Today, at around 4:20PM EST, I saw it for the first time and it basically means the server is overloaded – check back later.  Are you having trouble accessing email.  Gmail is well aware of it, as you can see from the latest blog post on the problem.

This is a first for me but I’m sure its not the only time its ever happened to Gmail.

After 15 minutes of checking,  I began to wonder if in the future I should use less email fwd accounts and more hosted accounts, given I’m at Gmails mercy.

Good news is I’m having success using www.google.com/ig as a workaround.

Looking forward to service being restored soon!