Man receiving thousands of emails courtesy of Google glitch

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Chances are you heard about the Gmail outage that took place on Friday. But there is something else that happened aside from it. A glitch in Google search is causing David S. Peck, a Hotmail user, to receive thousands of emails from people he does not even know. During the outage, people were frantically searching “Gmail” and when they clicked on the first sublink, they were sent to a window that had Peck’s email address in the “To” input box. Of course, people decided to press Send.

Peck told TechCrunch that “five hundred of them come every hour, I can’t stop them.” Google later cleared up the matter, saying that it was not at all related to Gmail’s outage. TechCrunch also reported that Peck was not alone and others were affected. This just means Google had two very unfortunate things happen to them on Friday. The company said “Due to a technical glitch, some email addresses on public webpages appeared too prominently in search results. We’ve fixed the issue and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

As for Peck, he is likely sifting through a ton of emails this weekend.

Source: TechCrunch


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.