We had a storm last night and a surge must have knocked out the internet connection in my office building and fried the battery power supply that the router was plugged into. I came in this morning to fix it, which basically required getting a new surge protector and restarting everything.

After everything was back up and running, I went into my email and found three messages from other colleagues - from their home accounts to my work account - from last night, telling me they couldn't get into their email. This happens Every. Time. The. Email. Goes. Down.

So what I want to know is this: If YOU knew the email was down at work, would YOU send an email to the responsible person at work telling them that the email is down? Because I wouldn't.