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Author Topic: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)  (Read 4220 times)

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Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« on: May 26, 2006, 11:27:40 AM »
Backup, Backup, Backup - like via Outlook etc

Some users locked out of Google Mail | CNET News.com

Google said it is "working to resume normal service soon" for Google Mail after a number of users of the e-mail service were left without access.

The search giant on Thursday confirmed the outage after some people complained they couldn't access their e-mail accounts. Problems were also reported with Google Desktop.

Nathan Anderson, a user of Gmail (as the service is known outside the U.K., where legal issues necessitated a name change), said he was shut out of the mail service for at least three hours.

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"Back in March, several Google Mail users complained that they were struggling to use the free service. Two said their accounts had actually been deleted.

The search giant eventually admitted some accounts had indeed been wiped, but claimed it was not responsible."
http://news.com.com/...076957&subj=news

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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 12:06:10 PM »
I have abandoned Google mail since I saw what happened when you upload your address book.

Did you know if you import your address book every single contact gets an email from Google with multiple Google ads (without telling you). A friend of mine just did this and came in for some serious abuse from a forum we both belong to.

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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 01:18:16 PM »
Wow, I certainly hope Google does not send an email on our behalf with ads.

I do add an occasional email address manually as and when needed, but I don't import my entire email addresses list.

I thought their motto is Don't do evil or something like that !

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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 02:37:29 PM »
Never trust webmail. :D

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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006, 03:08:39 PM »
Never trust big brother - and google does seem to go that way. Just because it's not (currently) Microsoft doesn't mean it's not a monopoly...
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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2006, 05:22:06 PM »
America has no problem with monopolies. We've had many over the years that have stuck around for eons. We just don't like it when they're "abused". Google can be a monopoly as long as it wants, as long as it doesn't use strong-arm tactics against its rivals due to its position. :D

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Re: Some users locked out of Google Mail - Some Wiped (Yikes)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 02:53:45 PM »

Did you know if you import your address book every single contact gets an email from Google with multiple Google ads (without telling you). A friend of mine just did this and came in for some serious abuse from a forum we both belong to.

Wow, that's inappropriate.  I did not know that!