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Google glitch causes man to get thousands of unwanted emails

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Salvador Rodriguez

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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 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 500

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