Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fix for "Gmail app unreachable" in Google Chrome

This morning when I started up Google Chrome and tried to log in to Gmail the page kept coming up "Gmail app unreachable". Curiously, when using Firefox Gmail loaded up fine.

I found a solution to this issue that works for me. Right-click the shortcut that you use to start Google Chrome, then on the Shortcut tab in the box marked Target which contains the full path to chrome.exe, append a space followed by  --ssl-version-max=tls1 (that last character is a number 1.)

I have no idea what this does but as I say, it worked for me.


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi Julian, I do not have problems to open up Gmail in Chrome. So I don't know what happens with your browser. 73 Paul

Unknown said...

Computers don't like me, Paul. If they can make my life difficult, they will. :)

Julian, G4ILO

Unknown said...

Mine seems ok too! By the way, I have been trying out the "Gmail Offline" add-on for Chrome - not really to read offline, but because it gives an easy-to-read, uncluttered look (and no adverts at the moment....)

best wishes,

Jon, G4LJW.