Brian over at Gizmodo posts about problems with Gmail/Google Mail, and I have to say that he’s right. There’s something not quite right with the service. I’ve definitely noticed delays in messages coming and going, as well as messages disappearing completely in both directions. I even discovered that an account retrieval I’d set up had mysteriously just switched itself off without warning (I only discovered that my emails weren’t arriving properly by accident).
Another colleague tells me that his service simply won’t work with Google mail, so he has to use another email address in order to communicate with Gmail users. There definitely seems to be something broken somewhere, and Google needs to come clean sooner rather than later. I also wish that I could trust the spam filter a little more, there are still a few false positives happening, which I’d like to be able to flag so they get through afterwards, but there’s no way to do that. I like Gmail, shame to see these issues.