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Gmail glitch deletes years of email, attachments and chat logs

Gmail downOver the weekend, a few hundred-thousand Gmail users logged into their email accounts to find that they had been reset, treating them as brand new users and most importantly, missing years worth of email, attachments, and chat logs.

Google initially reported that about 0.29% of users were affected, pegging the number accounts around the 500,000 mark. Big G later revised that number to 0.08%, or around 150,000 users, some of which have had their service restored already.

Google expects to have both accounts and emails restored for all users in the near future, but for those unaffected this time perhaps it's time to set about backing up your Gmail account?

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