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Gmail Blocks POP Because I"m Using a VPN

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SamuelAdams, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. SamuelAdams

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    I have numerous accounts and use either Outlook or Thunderbird to manage them, via (desktop) POP. I don't do mobile email at all, so no synching, etc...

    Lately Gmail won't send outgoing emails when I am connected to my VPN. This is HIGHLY annoying.

    Is there a way to get around this problem.
     
  2. SamuelAdams

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    I thought this was the greatest black hat forum on the planet.
     
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    What do you mean it does not allow you to use pop ? Do you get any message/error ?
     
  4. myopic1

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    Sounds like a Gmail security feature. You need to bypass your system's proxy settings exclusively for outlook, the instructions for which are just a Google search away.
     
  5. SamuelAdams

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    Thunderbird:

    I'm using Private Internet Access (VPN), and some countries/IP Address work and others don't, and they seem to change from day-to-day.
     
  6. SamuelAdams

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    Does anyone know anything at all about why gmail blocks certain IP Addresses for POP mail (SMTP only), and what can be done about it?

    Failing that, is there a free email service that will function POP?
     
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    That is common, you have to turn off you VPN while your email client is on or you will keep getting the suspicious sing in attempt errors from them. You may be able to configure the client to not connect thorough the VPN some how.
     
  8. SamuelAdams

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    But that's the whole point. I WANT the protection of the VPN. Makes no sense to pay for a VPN to hide my IP, then turn off the VPN in order to send email.
     
  9. SamuelAdams

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    Bump.

    Forum full of email spammers and no one knows how to keep Google from blocking a VPN?
     
  10. SamuelAdams

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    Should we call the place "Lame Hat World" instead?
     
  11. SamuelAdams

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    How embarrassing. A basic question that isn't even black hat can't be answered.
     
  12. SamLewis

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    maybe everybody has got better things to do than help somebody that can't even google for themselves.
     
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  13. myopic1

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    This. I already explain that he needs to make outlook connect around his VPN in order to make this work but from his attitude you can see why people aren't falling over themselves to help.