My Gmail account got disabled Because of TOR bridges

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Ranget, Jan 4, 2012.

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  1. Ranget
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    o_O

    i just tried to send the famous get bridges mail to get Private bridges and
    Boom my mail got disabled

    is it from Google wish i doubt or it's from the freaking stupid government

    i was using HTTPS!!!!

    i need my mail back with those bridges
  2. Hungry Man
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    It's probably Google seeing suspicious behavior (like a bunch of different IPs from around the world trying to get into your account) and disabling the account temporarily.
  3. Ranget
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    and why different ip want to get in my account

    anyway i managed to recover it after making Google send verification to my phone i found the bridges mail in my inbox

    changed the password now i'm doubting the source of the mail


    thanks for the replay Hungry man
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  4. LockBox
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    What Hungry Man said is absolutely correct. Try signing in to Google with several different IPs in a 24-hour period (like testing TOR/VPNs) and you'll automatically be shut out until you can prove you are you - as you were able to do. Nothing nefarious.
  5. mirimir
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    More than that, it's a safety feature!
  6. caspian
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    I do that all the time with my oldest gmail account. I've had it for ever and so I don't worry about whether I am connected to a VPN or not. I sometimes login several times in a day, with and without a VPN connection. But not Tor.
  7. redcell
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    TOR is notorious for "swinging" IP address.

    If you scrutinize the way it works, you'll realize that even though you select/block certain IP location of your preference, it will still "swing" back to a popular so-called private IP.

    This will definitely cause suspicious activity and trigger disable/locked out.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  8. Ranget
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    i just sent an email with the statement
    GetBridges to tornetwork email

    my account closed down on me

    then i received the mail with the bridges


    Do you think that's on the Gov side :/ like hacking by gov
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