San Francisco, July 5
Gmail customers world wide have been complaining about spam messages flooding their inbox over the weekend because the Google service was apparently affected by a widespread drawback with its e-mail filters.
Several Gmail customers took to Twitter and different social media platforms like reddit to convey they have been being bombarded with spam messages.
Google acknowledged the issue to Forbes, saying the spam flaw was really a part of a much bigger challenge which precipitated Gmail emails to be delayed, each when despatched and obtained.
The consequence of this was “some messages were delayed enough that they resulted in delivery without all spam checks completing”.
Google mentioned that “during this time, scans to filter malware and the most egregious spam and harmful content remained fully operational”.
The challenge was first reported by Android Police.
“Why did the gmail spam filters break?!” posted one consumer.
“Did gmail’s spam filter and category function just completely shut down for anyone else? Everything’s now going straight to the primary inbox,” commented one other.
Google mentioned the difficulty has now been resolved.
Another consumer posted: “It is a strangely comforting thing that I can just search for ‘gmail’ and immediately Twitter provides me with evidence that yes, others are getting weirdly hit with spam right now”.—IANS