A very bitter experience indeed with my gmail account.

September 17, 2012 11:45am CST
A few days ago, I had a very bitter experience when tried to sign in my gmail account. After writing down my gmail user name that is the address and password, when I clicked on the ‘sign in’ button, to my utter surprise, there was the display of a message that my gmail account had been disabled for violation of terms and conditions of the site. I was advised to contact with the authority of gmail in case I think it unjustified on their part to disable my account. I made no delay in contacting with them after complying with all the formalities as directed by them. I was so puzzled that in stead of mentioning my alternate email address, I submitted the email address of my husband. The reason of being so much puzzled was, I think, easily understood by all of you. Everywhere I use only this gmail address in spite of having some others at the other email providers which I rarely use. So under the circumstances, if my gmail account were disabled for ever, I would have to register a new email address with all the sites I work with online, especially paypal and mylot and that would definitely never had been with gmail under any condition. I am not sure whether the sites allow this change in email address. Can you throw light on it? Had you also any such experience recently with your gmail account? Fortunately, at night when I again tried to sign in my gmail account, I could do it at the first attempt and the nightmare was over. But it has given rise to a question in mind whether henceforth to use a new email address with another email provider other than Google for working with the new sites that I would join in the coming days. What is your valuable suggestion in this regard?
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9 responses
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 13
I am quite curious about why they disabled your account. What was the reason? Could you elaborate more we can at least learn from your experience?
@MrGhost (550)
10 Apr 13
But what's about your paypal and payza accounts because in both the cases you have probably used your gmail address? So you need to change your email address there. But is it possible to do so? I am not sure about it.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
I have been using gmail eversince and i am comfortable with it , what have you done why gmail blocked you ? Why not make another gmail account , can they allow you or not anymore ? I am bit interested in your case for i am afraid it will happen also to me and it would be a big problem.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
I have a yahoo and gmail. I am using yahoo in myLot, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I don't use Gmail that much. I guess I only have one contact there. I hope that won't happen to me. I guess it will freak me out, too. I guess you have to consider other myLotter's advice. They are right. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
@TazRes (827)
• United States
18 Sep 12
Hi there, the same thing happened to me several months ago, and I still don't know why they disabled it. when it happened I created a new gmail acct. I also contacted the gmail persons concerning my problem, well the next day my account was back on and now I have 2 accts. I also use yahoo.
@rkbazad (131)
• India
18 Sep 12
Hi Doctor ... I think you have to use separate gmail or other mail account for join sites and personal use. You have to add your mobile number and Alternative email address also in your gmail , so if face any problem in future then you can use that.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
18 Sep 12
In addition to gmail, I use yahoo as an alternate email. The phone number and all the facilities protection, should be used.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 12
You could try hotmail/outlook. It allows you to create aliases which you can use instead of your real account.
• Chennai, India
17 Sep 12
Prior to Gmail I was using Yahoo and Sify. So, when I signed up for gmail I have given my other email ids. Yes, they allow us to change the email. But, I don't know the formalities as I haven't done it. (You may need access to the alternate email that you've furnished.) Once, they asked my mobile number and sent a verification code. Probably you may have to update your mobile number too.