Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has reportedly fixed a Gmail glitch that was wrongfully delivering thousands of emails to unlucky inboxes.
The glitch was revealed by Search Engine Land on Friday. If someone logged into a Google account tried to access Gmail via Google search results, Gmail would automatically add another person’s email address to a new message. A Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Hotmail user, David S. Peck, told TechCrunch that the glitch was delivering as many as 500 no-subject, blank emails every hour.
Apparently the glitch was caused by email addresses in public Web pages appearing “too prominently” in Google search results.
“We’ve fixed the issue and are sorry for any inconvenience caused,” a Google statement said.
Gmail went down for a few hours on Friday, but Google said the outage was unrelated to this strange glitch.