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 thoughts on “How I Recovered my Disabled Gmail Account

  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

  2. 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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