Thousands of Gmail
users suddenly lost access to their inboxes
yesterday morning, some claiming that their entire collections of e-mails, Google Chat logs and attachments had simply vanished. Others reported that their accounts had been reset by the bug, which, according to Google, affected as many as 150,000 users. The company says it's investigating the issue, and should resolve it shortly. "Google Mail service has already been restored for some users
, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future," Google confirmed. "Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change." Still have access to your mail but feeling a little worried? DownloadSquad has a guide to backing up your Gmail account
to Hotmail or a desktop e-mail accont.