I have a Gmail account that I don't use for anything other than
- having claimed
firstname.lastname@example.org as an email address;
- seeing what spam Google lets through its famed “spam filtering process” (hint: quite a bit actually, and I suspect Google gets paid to deliver it);
- seeing email for other Sean Conners who's friends/family don't know that
email@example.com doesn't go to the Sean Conner they know.
That last category is just a by-product of getting in early enough with Gmail,
and after all this time,
I'm still surprised at receiving email addressed to other Sean Conners
(latest one: a betting pool to see when a pile of snow known as “Mt. Pfeiffer” will melt completely away).
So I load Gmail today and get:
We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes. You can view the Google Workspace Status Dashboard for the current status of the service.
If the issue persists, please visit the Help Center »
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Show Detailed Technical Info
And when I clicked on “Show Detailed Technical Info” I got “Numeric Code: 4”.
Way to go, Google!
Wonderful technical detail!
That helped a lot!
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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