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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #240 on: November 16, 2016, 04:02:30 PM »
Composing a post now, will preview here before publishing.

I don't think the below point can be over-emphasized:

If a DDMS post goes up, it should emphasize that while suspended, emails are being *bounced* which means people will never know what they missed.

In some cases, bills, travel confirmations, work documents in Gdrive, etc, all of which if missed can irrevocably damage one's credit, risk their jobs, etc. It's actually truly problematic.

It's one thing if they suspend ACCESS during an investigation. But to suspend the entire account such that emails sent during the investigation are bounced and never to be recovered?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #241 on: November 16, 2016, 04:29:14 PM »
Ok now it is my turn to say to all of you.  :)
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« Reply #242 on: November 16, 2016, 04:34:48 PM »
Ok now it is my turn to say to all of you.  :)
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... how exactly would one be a pig in this scenario?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #243 on: November 16, 2016, 04:35:19 PM »
I don't think the below point can be over-emphasized:

It's one thing if they suspend ACCESS during an investigation. But to suspend the entire account such that emails sent during the investigation are bounced and never to be recovered?
This is horrible. If I lost my main Gmail account, I'd be devastated.

I'm not sure that the emails bouncing back makes it worse, though. At least that way the sender knows that the email didn't go through.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #244 on: November 16, 2016, 04:36:09 PM »
I guess I'm lucky when GoogleCheckout (remember them?) shut me down, they didn't touch any other Google services.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #245 on: November 16, 2016, 04:36:37 PM »
At least that way the sender knows that the email didn't go through.
+1 someone messaged me saying, I tried emailing you.. 
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #246 on: November 16, 2016, 04:37:31 PM »
... how exactly would one be a pig in this scenario?

Ordering 6 phones per email address, for many email addresses. Even if the affected people didn't do this, someone shipping to the same address probably did, and increased everyone's risk of getting caught.
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« Reply #247 on: November 16, 2016, 04:38:30 PM »
Ordering 6 phones per email address, for many email addresses. Even if the affected people didn't do this, someone shipping to the same address probably did, and increased everyone's risk of getting caught.

No, that would be the hog.
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« Reply #248 on: November 16, 2016, 04:38:43 PM »
Ordering 6 phones per email address, for many email addresses. Even if the affected people didn't do this, someone shipping to the same address probably did, and increased everyone's risk of getting caught.
I don't think so, as they are looking at the big picture, not the individual cases
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« Reply #249 on: November 16, 2016, 04:39:38 PM »
This is horrible. If I lost my main Gmail account, I'd be devastated.

I'm not sure that the emails bouncing back makes it worse, though. At least that way the sender knows that the email didn't go through.

And what about if it's a credit card bill? A utility bill? or notice your flight has been cancelled?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #250 on: November 16, 2016, 04:40:08 PM »
Ordering 6 phones per email address, for many email addresses.
I am shocked a DDF member would do this.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #251 on: November 16, 2016, 04:40:51 PM »
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #252 on: November 16, 2016, 04:41:19 PM »
This is horrible. If I lost my main Gmail account, I'd be devastated.

I'm not sure that the emails bouncing back makes it worse, though. At least that way the sender knows that the email didn't go through.

How about: "FINAL NOTICE: YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED UNLESS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE TAKEN"
or: "To reset your password, enter the email address we have on file."

The problems are endless.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #253 on: November 16, 2016, 04:42:08 PM »
And what about if it's a credit card bill? A utility bill? or notice your flight has been cancelled?
How would it not bouncing back help you? You can't access it anyhow.

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« Reply #254 on: November 16, 2016, 04:43:00 PM »
What's the time frame from ordering phones to getting accounts closed?
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