The Internet’s most popular email service, Gmail, has been forced to temporarily halt outgoing sms and email messages.
The service was down Monday and will likely resume Tuesday.
Gmail said it’s investigating the issue.
The rule is part of the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules aimed at improving internet security.
The rules require Internet service providers (ISPs) to allow email messages from users to be sent to recipients who are not verified by the sender or recipient.
The new rules also require providers to use encryption to protect data sent through the service.
They require email service providers to block people who use “spoofing,” where an email address is used to send the wrong email.
This means that spoofed email addresses sent to people who don’t have the same email address as the sender will not get an inbox or mail.
“The new rules have been brought in in response to the growing threat posed by spam and phishing,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
The agency’s new guidelines were drafted by an independent panel and released last month.
They apply to all email service companies, including Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo.
Google is one of several companies that have rolled out similar rules in recent years.
A number of companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit have said they’re considering implementing their own sms rules, too.
However, Google says it is not blocking or slowing down sms messages, which it says is what it was doing in the past.
But some customers have expressed concern that some sms-based services could be throttled and that they may not get their inboxes filled.
Google and other companies have also been criticized for the way they have responded to the recent attacks on its services.
The company also says it will keep its email service partners in the dark about how Gmail users are using it, which the WSJ said could include who is sending emails, who has received them, and who is using the service itself.
In a statement, Google said that it’s not doing any of those things, and that Gmail is “working with our partners and other internet companies to ensure this new policy is clear, fair, and consistent.”
The WSJ says it has reached out to Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL for comment.
Google said in a statement that it will “be transparent” about how it implements its sms policies.
“We’re working to implement our policies as soon as we have time,” it said.
The FCC said that the new rules would “help protect our customers and keep the Internet safe.”
It also said that ISPs must offer a new option for people to opt out of using spoofing.
The commission said that if a user does opt out, they can opt back in with another email address or another service.
The move could help people who are concerned about their privacy but don’t want to disclose their information.
But privacy advocates worry that if Gmail doesn’t allow people to send their Gmail messages from different email addresses, it could mean they’ll have to use multiple email accounts to send and receive messages.
Google says the company’s new privacy statement doesn’t provide any new information about how its new privacy policies will work.
“This isn’t a change in policy,” said Matt Wood, a senior policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
“It’s a new set of rules that don’t require us to provide any additional information about what this means or how they’ll be enforced.”