The zoo does not use gmail in any form, our main zoo email is hosted elsewhere, however a quick scan of mail log shows that too many companies use google to do email.
So to break email all you would have to do is break google and all hell would break loose on the internet.
The zoo sends email to where it is told it should be sent to so if hosting companies cannot do email and be more interested in poor servers using http instead that is not my problem and people (and the companies) all end up in the same place then a picture of how crap your average hosting company is easily put together.
I distrust google not for being good but the mass laziness they encourage in others (yes you reader). Our website and email should work regardless of whatever might be happening at google.
Not my problem, told you so.