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Gmail Beta Woes

I guess this is why Gmail is still Beta… I just got this and a few of my friends have as well, and we definitely have not been doing any weird stuff with our Gmail accounts… anyone else running into this recently?

Gmail by Google

Lockdown in sector 6!

Our system indicates unusual usage of your account. In order to protect Gmail users from potentially harmful use of Gmail, this account has been disabled for up to 24 hours.
This is likely due to the use of a third party software tool with Gmail.

If you are using any third party software that interacts with your Gmail account, please disable it or adjust it so that its use complies with the Gmail Terms of Use. If you feel that you have been using your Gmail account according to the Terms of Use or otherwise normally, please contact us.

3 Responses to “Gmail Beta Woes”

  1. Daniel Marsh Says:

    I have and continue to do lots of weird stuff with my gmail account(s) including:

    -gmail file system
    -using gmail as a place to dump server backups
    -automatically checking account for new messages using a 3rd party tool, specifically

    I haven’t received any messages so far.

  2. Ryan Says:

    I have played with such tools in the past, but not in the several months at least (maybe year). That is why this is so mysterious…

  3. Bernie Zimmermann Says:

    Hopefully their forthcoming storage increase will more than make up for it.

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