GMail Lockdown?


Srijith says Google has locked down his GMail account for 24 hours. “Our system has detected abnormal usage of your Gmail account. As a result, we have temporarily disabled access to this account,” says Google’s email. Other folks have experienced this problem, but not me. Anyone know what’s going on?



Weird, I just got locked out as well. Reading the post scattered around the internet and comparing to my experience the only possibly common culprit in a majority of instances is the use of Tor.

I have to say, I appreciate their concern for user security… This, however, will be a problem. They need to provide more specific info on why people are being banned, and not sick the Spanish Inquisition on them.


In my defense, I do not trust Gmail that much either. My personal emails are well out of the reach of Google. The account was used to subscribe to mailing lists like IP, Tor etc. No problem since all of these lists have web based archives that I can check.

But this is it. No more Gmail for me.

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