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Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« on: April 09, 2009, 12:45:03 AM »
(not robotics related, but not sure where else to get help for this!)

Google no longer allows me to use gmail because:
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We can't provide service under the Gmail name in Germany; we're called Google Mail here instead.

If you're traveling in Germany, you can access your mail at http://mail.google.com.

Oh, and we'd like to link the URL above, but we're not allowed to do that either. Bummer.

For general information about Google, please visit www.google.com or www.google.de.

But I live in Thailand . . . I follow that other link, but Gmail just hangs and doesn't allow further access . . .

Doing a trace route, this is what I find (edited):
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  9    34 ms    31 ms    31 ms  61-91-210-5.static.asianet.co.th [61.91.210.5] (thailand)
 10    33 ms    32 ms    31 ms  61.19.10.29  (australia)
 11    33 ms    31 ms    31 ms  202.47.253.130  (australia)
 12    64 ms    64 ms    63 ms  74.125.50.213 (US)
 17   132 ms   132 ms   131 ms  jp-in-f102.google.com [66.249.89.102]

So it doesn't route through any country other than Thailand, Australia, and the US.

Googling the problem it appears people in Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Switzerland, and Australia (2) are having the same problem. Many more . . .

Anyway, until this is solved, this is why I have stopped responding to emails . . .

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 01:27:47 AM »
And to make things annoyingly worse, as of today Google is forcing the linking of your gmail and youtube accounts. You have to have both to have either. No opt out option.

So yea, I'm now blocked out of signing in to youtube, too :(

Suddenly google is acting like microsoft with forced bundling . . .

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 02:30:24 AM »
Ok problem went away.

Restarted my PC, and went to this link: https://mail.google.com/mail/

(or google fixed it in the last 10 minutes after I sent them a redirect error report)

Also, deleting cookies didn't work . . .

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 07:56:36 AM »
And to make things annoyingly worse, as of today Google is forcing the linking of your gmail and youtube accounts. You have to have both to have either. No opt out option.

So yea, I'm now blocked out of signing in to youtube, too :(

Suddenly google is acting like microsoft with forced bundling . . .

I have like 5 youtube accounts under 1 email and I can use them all.

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 08:05:48 AM »
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I have like 5 youtube accounts under 1 email and I can use them all.
Yea but if a hacker gets just one, he gets them all . . . a security flaw in one opens them all up to an attack.

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 09:13:45 AM »
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(not robotics related, but not sure where else to get help for this!)

Google no longer allows me to use gmail because:

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 09:34:21 AM »
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Suddenly google is acting like microsoft with forced bundling . . .
hey, you can always ask them for your money back.

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Re: Gmail thinks I am in Germany?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 11:11:32 AM »
this happened to me too, but it only lasted like a day or so.

 


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