The Kindle email service is down

Have you had tried to send a file to your kindle in the past 6 hours or so? If you succeeded, congratulations. There’s a rash of problem reports right now about the automated email service provided by Amazon. It’s not working.

I don’t know why it’s not working but I know for damn sure it’s broken. I’ve got a dozen or more reports from frustrated users (here, here, here, and even a tweet from Readability). I know a number of them are experienced Kindle owners, so it’s quite obvious that the problem isn’t with them.

Amazon’s servers are broken somehow. But I wouldn’t worry too much. They’re probably fixing it right now.

Update: Amazon are working on it and expect to have it fixed in a couple hours (~2 am eastern).

image by miss_rogue

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane15 June, 2011

    Meanwhile, they’ve not yet fixed the K for PC sorting problem. It was still there yesterday when I used the software. Sheesh.

  2. Andrys15 June, 2011

    Love the accompanying image…

  3. Ronald Murray14 August, 2011

    Get books has disappeared from my Kindle for iPhone today

    1. Nate Hoffelder14 August, 2011

      Yep. That’s the most recent update, unfortunately.

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