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A few times recently I've been unable to access my Gmail account using Safari or Firefox. I click on my bookmark link to gmail.com and the page freezes, seemingly while loading data from google-analytics.com, according to the status bar. I'm not sure if this is because I've got ad blocking software installed, but the problem eventually goes away after a few hours.

I figured that login system failure is the issue, rather than the service itself, so I went to google.com and logged in there using the Sign-in link at the top right of the page. Then I clicked the Mail link at the top left. Hey presto -- I could access my Gmail, although it was still slow and cranky (IM contacts wouldn't load, for example). But at least I could access my messages.

I'm not sure if this is just a Mac issue or whether it affects all platforms -- a quick search reveals that it does indeed seem to be surprisingly prevalent. But I thought I'd submit it anyway.
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Load Gmail even if it seems to be locking up
Authored by: VesperDEM on Apr 09, '08 08:23:04AM

This may have been happening because Google Analytics was having some issues when you were trying to log into Gmail.

I use Google Analytics to get stats on my site and noticed that I wasn't able to log into the site a couple of days ago. I had to assume that GA was either down or having some issues that was casing it to not load.

Either way, if GA is being used by Gmail when you log into Gmail, then that was probably why.



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Load Gmail even if it seems to be locking up
Authored by: lukedench on Apr 09, '08 09:37:50PM

I've been experiencing exactly the same situation during the last two weeks at least. However, as you said, it seems to disappear after several hours. One could suggest that it's a client-side problem, but it can't be the case when Google services are having the issue, specifically within login environments, while other websites, as well as Google sections which do not require login work without a hitch. Perhaps there is an overload occurring on the servers and it is being dealt with in a reasonable timely fashion.



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Load Gmail even if it seems to be locking up
Authored by: Zoltak on Apr 10, '08 05:15:40AM

Same issue here, but mine only happens at home and not when I am at work. I use the same computer between the two places. When it does stop working at home have just been reaching for my iPod Touch and using Mail on their to check my GMail over IMAP.



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Load Gmail even if it seems to be locking up
Authored by: armedwithabiro on Apr 13, '08 08:42:38AM

Out of curiosity, is Comcast your ISP?



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I can fix you Google Analytics problems
Authored by: leamanc on Apr 10, '08 07:04:48AM
root# vi /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1     google-analytics.com
:wq


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Load Gmail even if it seems to be locking up
Authored by: pcunix on Apr 13, '08 09:16:32AM
Could be DNS. Try (Terminal) "sudo dscacheutil -flushcache"

See my http://aplawrence.com/MacOSX/firefox_google.html for more on that.

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