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.