The Kindle email service is down

The Kindle email service is down Amazon 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).

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About Nate Hoffelder (9943 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

4 Comments on The Kindle email service is down

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

  2. Love the accompanying image…

  3. Get books has disappeared from my Kindle for iPhone today

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