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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Gmail Lockdown

For no apparent reason, A. got locked out of Gmail and saw this message:

Lockdown in sector 4!

Our system indicates unusual usage of your account. In order to protect Google Mail users from potentially harmful use of Google Mail, this account has been disabled for up to 24 hours.

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


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