Gmail users around the world were complaining about spam messages flooding their inbox over the weekend.

According to reports, the Google service was apparently suffering from a widespread problem with its email filters.

Several Gmail users took to Twitter and other social media platforms like reddit to convey they were being bombarded with spam messages.

Google acknowledged the problem to Forbes, saying the spam flaw was actually part of a bigger issue which caused Gmail emails to be delayed, both when sent and received.

The consequence of this was some messages were delayed enough that they resulted in delivery without all spam checks completing.

Google said during this time, scans to filter malware and the most egregious spam and harmful content remained fully operational.

The issue was first reported by Android Police.

Google said the issue has now been resolved.

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