What to do when your Google disabled your Gmail account?

Recently I managed to get my gmail account disabled by Google. At first, I didn’t think that it would be a big deal since free email account can be registered every now and then, if it managed to get disabled/suspended.

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But…. It turns out I WAS WRONG.

See, when Google disabled a Gmail account, it also disabled all other accounts that associates with that account, including (but not limited to) :

  • Youtube (your videos will be inaccessible)
  • Blogger (all your blogs will be made inaccessible)
  • Google+
  • Google Play / Android Market (partially affects your Android phone and contacts, your paid apps will not be available)
  • Google Drive / Google Docs (you won’t be able to access your files /documents)
  • Google Code (loose access to your code repo)
  • And anything that is related to Google service

How does a Gmail account gets disabled ?

Officially Google states that each accounts holder must comply with Google Terms of Service.

Unofficially, there could be tons of reasons why Google disable a particular Google account, which includes:

  • Suspected partaking in spamming activity
  • Age factor (based on D.O.B data entered, those under 13yrs old aren’t allowed to use Google
  • Suspected using illegal credit card (in case of purchasing through Google Wallet or Google Pay)
  • When Google suspect that your account has been compromised
  • etc…

Anyway, they didn’t tell me exactly what I did and why they disabled my account (they tell me that they won’t disclose details to avoid their automated system from being compromised by hackers).

What they do is ask me when the last time I access my account, using which browser and what are the things that I do with my Google account recently before my account being disabled.

After that, within 24 hours, my account has been restored! So if you find yourselves in similar situation, then you should try get some help from Google Products (Gmail) forums. The people there are helpful, as long as you don’t get too emotional and push them too much.

Note that you should understands the Google Product Terms & Policy when you are using any Google Products. Because from what I’ve seen from the forum, there are also those who aren’t as lucky as I am, getting their accounts permanently disabled. Once it is permanently disabled, there are absolutely *ZERO* chances of recovering your precious data.

Be warned.

3 Replies to “What to do when your Google disabled your Gmail account?”

  1. Dear Hafiz..

    Dulu time I couple dengan you, I have always hope that you met another girl… sebab you tak pernah appreciate i.. I want you to feel and think yourself , bila dengan perempuan lain, I know they could not stand your attitude.. your family character. Tengokla, you jumped into a relationship in a very short time just to fill in your loneliness after I left.
    She is just your rebound. Even she told me that she could not stand of your family and your own.. she saw the blessing in disguise over the perkahwinan yang tak jadi.

    Even dia, in a very short time, whereby tak sampai setahun pon dah nampak… apatah lagi la I yg bertahan dengan you 7 tahun lamanye.. hati tersiksa, over your attitude and your family treatment. So much of grudge, devastatation in me. It is always hate than love. Dia yang tak pernah kene maki dengan your dad pon takbley nak tahan, apatah lagi perasaan I yang terpaksa berhadapan segalanye untuk bersama dengan you… I know these words/email/comment does not make a move in your heart.. sebab you tak pernah insaf and cerminkan diri…all I know in the end, you would only say you kecewa dengan hidup you sedangkan you tak pernah tengok apa you selalu buat pada orang…it is the karma.

    You mewahkan I dengan harta benda, monies, sutffs just like how you do it to her, bezanye I lebih banyak kene tipu, block by you… pengorbanan I facing all the difficulties selalu berbayar dengan penipuan.. remember how you lied to me, you takde account facebook? But your friend even open their facebook and show it to me, that I drove like crazy nearly crash myself over devastation? I could not take it when you lie… remember how you sms me, saying you kene hantar ke Jogjakarta by uitm, MOU ? (I still keep those sms), but actually you flew off to korea? I am just glad that I am not married to you sebab you mmg penipu besar.. just like your dad. Dalam hati ni rasa seperti mahu saja meluahkan pada your pakcik Guntor.. someone so near, yet so far.

    Kalau pon you jadi kawin dengan mana mana perempuan sekali pon, I hope she’s would be a big fat liar too…that then you know how..macam mana perasaan bila ditipu oleh orang yang kita sayang

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