Gmail Rant

I have been an avid fan of Gmail . . . I’ve had an account from the very beginning and never experienced any trouble until a few days ago.  Now, as I answer the deluge of email that continually piles up in my box, my account gets locked down for “unusual activity detected.”  I have emailed the Gmail people twice with no response. 

I cannot figure out a reason for this difficulty, other than the possibility that a demon has taken possession of my computer and if so, OUT WITH YOU!  Stupid technology is making my life difficulty.

So, if I owe you an email, be aware that my hands are handcuffed by the idiocy of my Gmail account. 

And, while I’m ranting, can I just say that the spray deodorant I bought for one of my boys smells like bug spray and I really regret purchasing it?

Gmail Rant

14 thoughts on “Gmail Rant

  1. It sucks to not be able to get to your email. You might consider a future configuration change – try using POP to send email to your desktop. You could read it in Eudora or Outlook, Thunderbird… whatever.

    Let me know if you need help!

    moi 🙂


  2. I’ve had problems with gmail also, but different ones. I have been getting a lot of those “server is busy, try again later” type messages. VERY aggravating as I have also had gmail since it started and love it otherwise.

    Good luck!

    Bug spray smelling deoderant? eeewwwwww!


  3. Gmail can be pretty pesky at times…I’ve had my share of run-ins with support (which is almost non-existent, since it’s a free service).

    Spray deodorant that smells like bug spray? You must have bought him “Axe”…that stuff is the bane of my existence right now…all the boys in our JR. Church wear that…I have a hard time catching my breath…gack.


  4. I recently had a problem with Google Analytics, Google’s stat counter program. Anyway, it stopped recording hits one night, and I checked their FAQ and couldn’t see a reason for the issue. I sent an e-mail off to their tech support and got no response for one day… two days… three days… at which point I spent a bunch of time checking out my code (nothing had been changed in my template or anything) and decided to move the urchin code to the top of my template.
    My problem was solved, and so I decided to forget about it and change stat counters if it happened again.
    And the very next day, AFTER I had fixed the problem myself, I got an e-mail from their tech person asking if they could help me, although it looked like the problem had “resolved itself” the day before.
    The moral of the story is: They may wait just so they have to do the barest minimum to help you.
    Or at least that’s been my experience. Grr.


  5. Ya know, I just can’t get the hang of those emoticons in the comments area. I sure hope that previous one looks like a smile when everyone else sees it. If not, please forgive … it should be smiling (or at least grinning!).


  6. Groovecatmom says:

    When I was a kid, my family went camping. My mom and a friend got to use a VW camper and my brother and I had to share a brand-new tent. It smelled awful, some kind of weird brand-new tent scent. He told me he could get rid of the smell so I said, “Okay!” He proceeded to spray his Right Guard deodorant spray all over the place inside the tent. It makes me laugh now but I was so angry at the time! Thanks for bringing back the memory, and the reminder to stick with the solid deodorants. 🙂


  7. Julana says:

    I have to smile–I read that as “blog spray,” and realized that once again I’ve fallen behind keeping up with the latest thing!


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