gmail performance suddenly worse

Em client accessing gmail suddenly got much much slower mid-day on 3/30/15.  Android phone performance is ok and MS Outlook performance on the same PC and network is ok.  Deleted and re-installed, cleaned up Inbox and Trash to no effect.

I am having a similar problem

Hi, are you still experiencing this issue? Gmail had some server downtime recently and would match others posted on a similar topic during the outage, more info about the downtime here:… 

Please make sure to let us know if the issue persists.

Appears to be cleared up although it is mystifying why Outlook and Android both worked ok and both of which use imap I believe.

Seems OK as of today 01/04