Google’s Continued Denial of Service Attacks

Its bad enough when Google can’t keep their G-Mail servers up. Its worse when they screw up causing all search results to have a security warning. Its worse again when they force you to fill out a captcha to perform a search because some algorithm has decided that you’ve searched to much, or searched for a suspicious term.
Now for the second time in two months I’ve been banned from G-Mail for up to 24 hours.

This account has been locked down due to unusual account activity. It may take up to 24 hours for you to regain access.
Unusual account activity includes, but is not limited to:
Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP in a short period of time.
Sending a large number of undeliverable messages (messages that bounce back).
Using file-sharing or file-storage software, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your account.
Leaving multiple instances of your Gmail account open.
Browser-related issues. Please note that 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.
If you feel that you have been using your Gmail account according to the Gmail Terms of Use, you can troubleshoot your problem by clicking here.

As near as I can tell, the only activity I have performed is leaving Gmail open on two or three computers. This 24 hour lockout is bull.


  1. Yep we have had this issue with google as well, the cause was not the same, the reason for ours was because we were sending mails to an old list of contacts, and as usual out of 100 around 20 or so had changed mail servers so the mail was returned, so then google thinks you are a spamme, this really is shit, take notice you honest folk gmail is not all its cracked up to be

  2. This happens when you have 61 emails with the same subject
    Should you decide to ‘view all’ gmail thinks you are reading emails too fast and locks up
    This would usually happen with images sent from a webcam which get grouped in a thread of 61 emails with a photo

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