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  1. Nathaniel Kent says:

    Both my gmail accounts are locked. Not the best time since I was using them in my job search. Is there a more reliable email service??? Oooh , I forgot, I am locked out of my gmails so I can’t receive your reply.

  2. Debbie Evans says:

    My name is Debbie Evans. I’m deaf because my favorite former high school teacher Pat Kishino stole my boyfriend s email because it was locked so I want you permentally set up my boyfriend will permentaly locked permentally my boyfriend s email address in the futire while she won’t listen to me at all because she lives nursing home without ours personal and share my boyfriend s email until That is not hers and I’m very strict stole my personal because I think police will catch her until Desmond Stennent otr Phil Stennent will fix unlock Phil Graham s email and I are belongs ours confidential emails each others not Pat Selby ! She lives in a nursing home right now and she is probably retiring very soon!

  3. Steve Laudig says:

    I have now, for unknown reasons, been blocked for 14 hours. Hundreds of my students are being inconvenienced. Google blocks the account, doesn’t give “a” reason but gives “possible reasons” and doesn’t give the phone number, title, or email of who to contact to get it unblocked. does anyone have the information on what purportedly human being to contact to get unblocked.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Yes Steve, you are absolutely right. They provide few generalised reasons, instead Google should specify actual reason so that we can be careful in future.

    • David Lessels says:

      if you ever find out how to unlock please let me know?
      Unusual Usage – Account Temporarily Locked Down
      To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.

      We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

      Here are some reasons why this could have happened:
      1.Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP or IMAP in a short period of time.
      2.Sending a large number of messages to many people.
      3.Being logged into or synchronizing Gmail on many computers, clients, or mobile devices.
      4.Browser-related issues. If you find your browser continually reloading while attempting to access your Inbox, it’s probably a browser issue, and it may be necessary to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
      5.Providing access to file-sharing, file-storage software, email analytics services, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your Gmail account.

      For more help troubleshooting this issue, click here. For Google Apps users, please contact your administrator if you have any further issues

      please let me know as the above has shown on my screen after sending in a planning application to Torridge District Council?

      Torridge say that they can only receive pdf format plans and won’t accept jpg format, it is strange because they accepted jpg format plans before?
      jpg at 75kb is a lot less than its counter part pdf at 3,600kb? what a setup?

      best of luck at your end, you are not alone
      format plans

  4. Kram Lambrecht says:

    Google.
    Clearly you’ve developed a problem to a supposed problem. Wake up one of your bright kids and provide a fix for the majority of us that chose to rely upon your service. Provide a name/ source/ entity for us to contact to unlock our accounts. Your decision to lock my account came at a critical time. Your keen observation of my increased workload was spot on. Well done. Now, your go-to plan is full of phequs. You are suppose to be smarter than this.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Rightly said Kram !

    • dontbeevil says:

      Fully agreed. Monitoring our mailboxes was not enough apparently, maybe Google is trying to trick more users into giving them a phone number “for security reasons”. Thanks but no, thanks, I’m switching to another email provider.

  5. Joseph says:

    I was locked out of my account for no apparent reason. Will it automatically unlock itself within 24 hours?

  6. karen says:

    I had my phone stolen and some how my password was changed i tried using password recovery but did not have my phone now im locked out four a week i had gotten a new phone and all my contacts are in my gmail i cant gain acess to them i called suport phone number and form if you have no acess to your phone no luck i really need my contacts what should i do

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hello Karen, sorry for late reply.
      Have you tried all the recovery methods? Like secondary email, recover using your phone number. If you don’t have recovery phone number of email configured then it might be very difficult to regain gmail account.
      Does your country re-issue the same phone number? If YES, then get the old number and recover your account back. Also give a try: forget the password.

      • Kushal Azza says:

        If your account is sync with any computer or laptop login might also work for resetting your password. Keep posting about your gmail account.

  7. karen says:

    Still locked out ill b writing info down

  8. Brendan says:

    I don’t know the exact time I was locked out but I was locked out somewhere between 9:30pm and 11:30pm on September 6. Its now 4:24am on the 8th and I’m still locked out. I cannot get back into my account at all and I need this email for school. It’s an account with Google but I got it from my school and has their name in the address.

    At about 7:30pm to 9:30pm on the 6th I got a series of notifications saying that I sent out an email that I most certainly did not to over 30 people I have no clue who they are. It also gave my regular address but said that my name is Jerry Glass. I have no clue who this is either. I’ve already contacted Google and all they did was refer me to two dead end articles that I had already read hours before.

    I have no clue what to do but I absolutely need this account back.

    Any help at all would be appreciated. Thank you.

  9. michael sullivan says:

    I purchased a new tablet a week ago but before I could use it I had to have all google. each day since then I have spent on average 4 hours a day. Google makes me change both my passwords and user names. Seems that google are so large now, they can treat customers how they like, we pay up front, so googles worth millions and has no time for the ‘little man’ keep the money rolling in because it really is the average person that has to use, and pay for the incredibly shoddy service.

  10. Charlie says:

    Locked out and can’t even access my account at all, this shit sucks

  11. David says:

    I have stopped using nearly every Google product because of issues like this. It’s amazing this isn’t covered in the news, as this is really obscene, they routinely lock people out of their accounts for no good reason. Yet I have NEVER had this happen with a Microsoft or Yahoo online account. Yet I’ve had it happen with Gmail multiple times. I’m now migrating all my mail out of Gmail, I will never trust Google for anything of importance.

  12. Rocky dhiman says:

    my fb account is blocked pls unblock

  13. Malik khalid says:

    My account is block plz unblock

  14. Sivu says:

    I have been locked out without any warning

  15. Mark says:

    I was sending a bunch of photos to my boss, tying to get them out by the end of the night so the people who need them have them first thing in the morning… and then Gmail told me I ran out of room and would not be able to send or receive emails… so I deleted a bunch of stuff that I didnt need, in order to send the rest of the photos! Then I get locked out? This is a horrible flaw! I’m very frustrated that, even with all the 2 step verification BS they make us sign up for, they somehow offer no way to recover this and finish my job in a timeley manner. I feel like I’ve become a victim of ransom virus software… I thougt Gmail was a good email service, especially for work… but this is actually preventing me from doing my job… I don’t understand how this is acceptable. Now I guess I’ll set my alarm for every hour on the hour in hopes that the Google Gods take mercy on one me at some point over the course of the evening.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Sorry to hear that Mark. As you already mentioned the reason that you were mailing a large number of files hence you account got locked out.
      In future, if you want to send a large number of files, then try uploading it into Google Drive or Google Photos and Send the link to download. This would be easier process and keep you photos organised.

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