If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California.
He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week.
As Sarah Perez from TechCrunch reported, a bizarre glitch in Google’s search results meant that users hunting for Gmail could find themselves sending an email to Peck’s Hotmail address instead.
Clicking on the “Email” link in the Google search results for “Gmail” took Gmail users directly to a compose message form, pre-filled with Peck’s Hotmail address.
In time, Google confirmed that the bizarre bug was not related to the downtime which affected Gmail and Google Plus on Friday, but the timing seems unfortunate. Especially for David S Peck, who says he received thousands of unwanted messages.
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