GMail has apparently “locked down” my email address due to “unusual usage”.

The listed about six things or so that I might have done to incur the wrath of the GMail gods. Of course I am doing none of them. I am not doing anything that I haven’t been doing since I signed on. It won’t even tell me what it thinks that I’m doing.

It says that it may take up to 24 hours to regain access. Email is not something to be messed with like this.

Holy cow am I pissed off. It took a long time to get back confidence in free email providers, but GMail managed to do it. Now maybe I’m going to have to figure something else out.

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3 Responses to GMail Lockdown

  1. logtar says:

    Sorry to hear dude…

    Have you consider that maybe someone tried to run brute force on it or something like that? That was my first thought. I have been using Gmail for quite some time and that has not happened yet. I say keep on trying to contact google and I am sure they will help you out.

  2. Abel says:


    Maybe it’s time for a email address? I like having complete control over my email. Never been in trouble once with my hosting company.

  3. Will Truman says:

    The email is back.

    Yeah, it crossed my mind. That’s why I want to know precisely what happened. I would have been at least slightly less pissed off had I known that it was in danger of being abused in a serious way. A simple message like “someone tried to log in 600 times in two minutes” would have gone along way.

    I have one, actually. The problem is that I am so in love with gmail’s interface so I almost never use it. Decisions, decisions!

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