Google has spent most of its day on Wednesday working to address ongoing problems around the world with its Gmail service.
The Google Apps status page shows that since 0816 PT (1516 UTC) on Wednesday 14 September it has been dealing with issues that have been intermittently causing some users so be unable to use the webmail system.
Gmail is currently experiencing a service-wide outage. Please stay tuned for updates or follow here: https://t.co/2SGW3X1cQn.— Google for Work (@GoogleforWork) September 14, 2016
Google has since posted a series of updates to say that it is working to restore its systems, and that many customers should already be able to send and receive emails as normal.
"Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future," Google said in an update posted at 1520 US Pacific time.
"Delivery of messages sent to affected users during the issue may be delayed."
Google did not provide specifics on the cause of the outage.
Reg offices in San Francisco were able to send and receive email through the service as of 5PM local time on Wednesday. ®