Disabled Gmail Account ...?

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I have had a Gmail acct. for 4 years now and just this morning had them temporarily disable my acct.. I had to receive a text mssg from them and then verify the acct. ... anyone else had this happen?
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    You know, there are other email providers you can use that won't be as intrusive or bossy as Google is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishor Karsan
    Hey there

    First i've heard of this.... i've got several accounts and so far nothing like this has happened to me

    Regards

    Kish
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    this has never happened to me and i have been with them for quite a while. Is your email volume really high for them to do this?

    kind regards


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  • Profile picture of the author Marekso
    Where are you from mate? I have multiple accounts some are huge and hasn't happend to me, atleast yet!

    Maybe it's a country specific or even a state specific thing..
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Never heard of but since it's a temporary thing you should be fine.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Jewett
    I've had the "cannot access google search engine at this time", also had google access issues from the "24 hr wait because of changing password".

    I have never had anything like this happen to my gmail account.

    By the way. Don't you mean email mssg?

    Regards,
    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Are u sure it was def from Google and you haven't had your account compromised by a hacker?

    I'd go in and change my password etc if I was you

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

      Are u sure it was def from Google and you haven't had your account compromised by a hacker?

      I'd go in and change my password etc if I was you

      Kim
      In my naivete I overlooked the possibility of that ... thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Afaneh
    google does that if they detect suspicious activity like you are sending 200 emails a day from the same account or if they detect suspicious activity from the same IP address
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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Originally Posted by Afaneh View Post

      google does that if they detect suspicious activity like you are sending 200 emails a day from the same account or if they detect suspicious activity from the same IP address
      Nothing like that coming from my acct. so maybe it is just random.
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  • Profile picture of the author koolmeg
    I've never heard of this either but is it possible your phone # you verified changed?
    Or the hacker thing is possible!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay D
    There are many automatic bots out there that creates thousands of gmail accounts each day. I think may be Google thought yours as one of those and asked your for verification. They have started doing the same when signing up.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonjwarner
    I have had this once as I had quite a few gmails and I lived in Greece and had opened them in the UK, Don't know if that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    This happened to me the other day while I was setting up a new account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Originally Posted by ArnelRicafranca View Post

    Never happened to me. Have multiple accounts. Make sure to change your password if you ever got it back.
    Yeah, I already did that. I have also been reminded to backup all the info I am saving in that email acct. just in case ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate C
    I have never had this done to me ,neither have I heard of anyone who has encountered this problem. Be very careful of "phishing e-mails" whos sole purpose is to collect private information from you. The e-mail may claim that your account has been disabled so you need to go to a certain link to put in your information in order for the account to be reactivated. Before you do anything, test your account. Do not try to access it through the link provided.

    Watch out for such e-mails,supposedly from your bank too. There is a lot of sophisticated crime out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      Not quite the same thing, but for awhile there, I could not get access to my Google account, not for Gmail or anything else. It kept giving me an incorrect login error. After getting a new login from them several times, I still kept getting a login error. Finally, they told me I had to use my Gmail email for my account login. Finally it works - so far so good.

      But It refused to let me create a login using my real email address.

      Don't have any idea what that was all about... especially since I don't even use my Gmail account.

      So maybe something weird like that happened to you.

      Just a guess.

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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Originally Posted by sylviad View Post

        Not quite the same thing, but for awhile there, I could not get access to my Google account, not for Gmail or anything else. It kept giving me an incorrect login error. After getting a new login from them several times, I still kept getting a login error. Finally, they told me I had to use my Gmail email for my account login. Finally it works - so far so good.

        But It refused to let me create a login using my real email address.

        Don't have any idea what that was all about... especially since I don't even use my Gmail account.

        So maybe something weird like that happened to you.

        Just a guess.

        Sylvia

        Yeah, I am not sure but after reading that article it kind of freaked me out. The story you relate is pretty much what happened to me. I made sure I changed my PW ASAP.
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  • Profile picture of the author moodykitty
    Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

    I have had a Gmail acct. for 4 years now and just this morning had them temporarily disable my acct.. I had to receive a text mssg from them and then verify the acct. ... anyone else had this happen?
    Same thing just happened to me.
    Here's the message:
    Account temporarily disabled
    We apologize for the inconvenience. Accounts may be disabled because of a perceived violation of either the Google Terms of Service or product-specific Terms of Service. Learn more

    For immediate assistance, enter your mobile phone number below and we'll send you a text message with a verification code.

    I've been using this account for link building etc for a while. Nothing out of the ordinary. I had just sent an email to someone on craigslist thru that account requesting info on something they had for sale. Logged off and then went back in about 5 minutes later and my acct was disabled.

    I gave them my cell, got the text message with code and now I'm back in. Very strange, upsets me a little to think Google has so much control.
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