TheMadScientist - 9:13 pm on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, I actually laughed at the explanation and solution posted on the blogspot page...
Ahhhh.. Tedster, we were posting at the same time, anyway, h3r3's @ l@rg3r sm@ll 3xc3rpt f0r th0s3 wh0 d0n't f33l l1k3 cl1ck1ng th3 l1nk:
"Having 80.8% of the alphabet available is significantly below the 99.9% full letter uptime reliability we strive for. Since identifying the root case of this issue, we’ve started bringing vowels back to Gmail, so you should see them back in your account within the next few hours if you don’t already. In the meantime, while you may still see this issue in Gmail's web interface, both IMAP and POP access are functioning normally. We'll post an update as soon as things are fully resolved and, again, we're v3ry s0rry."