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

    Ranget Registered Member


    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

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    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

    Ranget Registered Member

    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

    LockBox Registered Member

    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

    mirimir Registered Member

    More than that, it's a safety feature!
  6. caspian

    caspian Registered Member

    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

    redcell Registered Member

    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

    Ranget Registered Member

    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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