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Gmail Account banned?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by darkface, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. darkface

    darkface Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry didn't know what other part of the forum to post this.

    My gmail account got banned that I used to sign up for IM newsletters (so to keep all of them in one email, including the spam some of them sent out).

    When I log in it tells me that I should give my mobile number to get a text to reactivate it.

    I have not done any spamming or anything. It is linked to one of my fake Facebook accounts though (which is still active).

    Anyone got an idea why it could have been banned?
     
  2. darkface

    darkface Senior Member

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    I know that I don't have any other option but to give them my number if I want that account back, I just wondered what could have lead big G to just ban my account and request my mobile number.
     
  3. arain

    arain Registered Member

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    random checks nothing else
     
  4. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    Yeah, new anti spamming and anti phishing policies went into effect recently. G's attempt to legitimize it's service even further.
     
  5. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    You account isn't ''banned'' , it's just a check they do like russaus also pointed out.
     
  6. ClintAButler

    ClintAButler Newbie

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    I had the same issue, use the phone option and sent them an email, account reinstated the next day
     
  7. mtayyabrana

    mtayyabrana Registered Member

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    Why Google Mail So Sucking...
     
  8. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    welcome to 2010. people are spamming shit.