01/12/2017

How I Recovered my Disabled Gmail Account



Something ridiculous happened yesterday and you must have noticed that this blog was offline throughout yesterday displaying “this blog… has been removed”; I tried all I can to get it back but all effort proves to be barren.


The magic happened few minutes after the first post was published, then my email address was blocked. I later found out that via timigate that the IP address I used in accessing the net that morning was blacklisted and my worst fear was that I didn’t back up the blog.

I tried to contact Google support, and the only question I was asked was why should they re-enable the email back? I gave my reasons… and went back into hibernation mode.

Here is The Reason Why My Email Was disabled
Unfortunately for me that morning, I used my MTN dongle to access my mail with a private assigned I.P address NATed to a public IP, used by so many other subscribers.  Before I got that discouraging message from Google support that someone tried to use my mail to send a spam message which is against Google Policies.

Checked the IP address on blacklisted IP and I found out that it has been blacklisted. The body incharge of IP address tried severally to contact MTN that their Public assigned IP address has been black listed but MTN turn deaf ears.

Word of Advice
If you are using MTN internet services to access the internet including your email, please use a VPN otherwise you also stand the risk of losing your email. Once your email is disabled, all other Google services would be deleted.

The blog was restored and the email was re-enabled around 10PM last night. I’ve backed up the blog and my next option is to move to wordpress with a dedicated email address. I sincerely appreciate Hovatek, wizytechs and all of you who reached out to me during the time of this ordeal.

Family is everything… You guys are my family!


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23 comments :

  1. Am glad you had it recovered all back. At a point i thought it was was browser so i had to use opera to open it after which i copied the url and pasted on chrome to open. I began to wonder what could have happened to our daily, informative fun blog and what it would have been like if it didnt come back.
    Thank you for the privilege information you keep sharing daily Yomiprof. More grace

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  2. All glory be to God. I thank your family (hovatek and wizytechs) on your behalf, kudos to you guys for your support.

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  3. Alright
    I too was mad when I saw those English words while accessing your blog.
    Thank God you are back

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  4. Thank God u are back. MTN are careless.

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  5. Wow...
    Thank God your back.
    Nice one Mr Yomi.

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  6. The most important thing thing is that you are back, congrats.

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  7. i had thought its a maintenance stuff coz bet9ja too was offline, thank God it was restored

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  8. Thank God o. They wanted to give you a terrible New Month gift

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  9. The world is a web and YomiProf is the webmaster. Glad to see you back.

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  10. Its good to have u back on board boss...happy new month

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  11. We were all surprised yesterday when d site became inaccessible. Thank God you are back online

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  12. Welcome back Bro.......I was wondering also yesterday......thanks for the update

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  13. We give God all the glory. I thought it was a case of plagiarism. There was no way one could reach you.

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  14. I would have called but didn't have your number. 😊
    Glad you're back coz you're doing a great job.

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  15. I am very glad to see the blog and email services restored. I must continue to say that Yomiprof Blog got me inspired into launching the adventure of blogging hence I love the blog and the owner dearly.
    Most of the things I learnt online was through here and am happy to also carry on and help others the way Yomi helped me via his articles.

    This blog is surely the best tech blog in Nigeria for me. I. Don't know for you.

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  16. Thank God you're back. Every situation teaches us something. Thanks for sharing too. We've learnt as well.

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  17. Need something like this...... Thanks boss

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  18. We thank God and the good people who helped you.

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  19. Thank God you are back sir. Can't wait to see you stunning on the wordpress platform.

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