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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #315 on: November 16, 2016, 05:43:57 PM »
Well that got a lot of people online!
How many hits?
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did you send a twitter text ?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #317 on: November 16, 2016, 05:44:48 PM »
Thanks for helping me figure out why my account closed!

I emailed them 3 times but no response yet. I only ordered 2 phones.

It seems very concerning if they are allowed to shut off access to my personal data, Its easier for me to accept them sitting down the account from further use.

I have been unable to access information I needed for my job for the past 2 days.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #318 on: November 16, 2016, 05:45:55 PM »
This is the email we got.
only if you had a recovery account, that wasnt shut down
thats how i was informed
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« Reply #319 on: November 16, 2016, 05:46:29 PM »
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #320 on: November 16, 2016, 05:51:39 PM »
"All information associated with your suspended account will eventually get deleted, unless successfully appealed." :o :o :o

Sounds like they are specifically ruling out returning data after a ban.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #321 on: November 16, 2016, 05:58:40 PM »
Thanks for helping me figure out why my account closed!

I emailed them 3 times but no response yet. I only ordered 2 phones.

It seems very concerning if they are allowed to shut off access to my personal data, Its easier for me to accept them sitting down the account from further use.

I have been unable to access information I needed for my job for the past 2 days.
I know someone who only ordered one with his primary account and 1 with a secondary account and was locked out.

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« Reply #322 on: November 16, 2016, 05:59:14 PM »
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I'm trying to leave a comment on DDMS keeps freezing on me.

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I'm trying to leave a comment on DDMS keeps freezing on me.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #326 on: November 16, 2016, 06:14:06 PM »




 

smh

Its actually not so crazy.

If you have Drive on your computer it should we saved locally when you connect to the web.

1) Im assuming that people didn't lose documents saved locally with Google Drive

2) it could lead to bad habits of over relying on Google, which is the problem you are trying to solve

it also depends on why are backing up your data

best practice would be to save on multiple cloud services and local storage devices
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #327 on: November 16, 2016, 06:16:06 PM »
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #328 on: November 16, 2016, 06:16:29 PM »
Created a separate thread to discuss how to backup google info to protect oneself in case of shutdown

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=68135.0

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #329 on: November 16, 2016, 06:39:19 PM »


Wow, not only are they "disabled," the accounts are bouncing back emails, so if/when you get back in, you won't know what emails you missed.


That's the lesson to be learned here.  Going forward, I will have all my emails/docs etc, forwarded and backed up to another email account.  It's literally mind boggling to contemplate the amount of lost information that has resulted from this "suspension."
just reading this thread now.
Forwarding Won't help if the above is true.