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Iran Internet Users Unable to Access E-Mail Accounts, Mehr Says

More than 30 million Iranian internet users have been unable to access their e-mail accounts since Feb. 9 state-run Mehr news agency reported.

Iranians have been unable to access foreign sites, including Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Gmail and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Hotmail, Mehr reported yesterday.

Iran’s Information Technology Organization and the Telecommunication Infrastructure Co. have said they are unaware of the issue, Mehr reported. The head of the Information Technology Organization, Saeed Mahdioun, said any problems wouldn’t fall under his group’s responsibilities, adding that he doesn’t use foreign e-mail services, according to Mehr.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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