A strange glitch that occured when users searched for "Gmail" while logged into Google was causing one man to receive thousands of unwanted emails.
A strange combination of a Google glitch and a Gmail outage appears to have led to a random US man receiving thousands of unwanted emails.
David Peck, of Fresno, California, was getting about 500 emails every hour on Friday due to a glitch in Google Search.
When users searched for "Gmail" and clicked on "Email", one of the top links, while logged into their Google accounts, lead to a new email compose box that opened up with Peck's email already entered into the recipient field.
As a result, Peck's inbox was receiving thousands of emails with no text.
Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11am US Pacific Time
Cannot serve request to /content/desktop/canberratimes/digital-life/digital-life-news/google-glitch-causes-man-to-get-thousands-of-unwanted-emails-20140126-31hmk.html on this server