Why Did Google Disable My Account?
Steven Brady — Sep 22, 2020
There are a lot of reasons why you might have gotten an error message and are wondering: why did Google disable my account? It’s common to have a temporarily disabled account. You can generally fix it, and there are ways to prevent it from happening again. Here’s some information on why this occurs as well as how you can keep your important email operations for your business running smoothly in general.
There are a few reasons why Google does this, but one of the most common reasons for temporarily disabling your account is simply lack of activity. If Google decides you haven’t been interacting with the app enough, it will rule that you are inactive and temporarily shut down your account.
The solution to this is just to make sure that you do things within the account directly. For example, if you have a platform that you are using to read your mail from Gmail, such as Interseller, then you may not be going directly to the Gmail app and Google may read that as inactivity.
Another reason this might happen is due to what Google regards as a suspicious activity within your email account. The concern that Google has is that your account may have been hacked and turned into a bot account which it has a vested interest in preventing.
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Fortunately, this issue is relatively easy to fix. In the case there’s a worry that your account has been hacked, you just have to log in to your Gmail account and go through the process of reactivating it. This is also how it works for if you have low activity in the account. The process is a relatively simple one, and it just involves Google checking to make sure that you’re still you and that you’re still around.
In general, it’s simply a precaution. There are suspicious things Google doesn’t want you doing on your account in order to prevent hacking of its accounts. This is because a Google account that’s just a bot attacking or spamming other people is not how Google wants users to behave, and it also doesn’t want users to be taken over by non-human bots.
The company also wants to save space on its servers by getting rid of accounts that are not being actively used. So, it’s as simple as that for why this happens. It’s just worth it to Google to automatically protect its interests and the users on its accounts.
When it comes to getting temporarily disabled for inactivity, the solution is just to make sure that you do things within the Gmail app directly every once in a while. Having another platform like Interseller can be essential for business operations, but every once in a while you just need to read some emails or do whatever else within the Gmail app directly and this should solve the problem.
When it comes to suspicious behavior, you just have to avoid doing things that Google regards as suspicious.
Google can act in a variety of ways if they view your account as having suspicious behavior. An example of this is if Google detects that someone tried to access your account in a way that seemed like it might not be actually you.
This could happen if the detected login attempt was from an IP address not generally associated with what you commonly use, for example. If this happens enough, you may have to reactivate the account. If it actually was you and you just happened to log in a few times during a rare trip that you made, then it’s no problem and you should just get the account up and running again.
If you’re not sure that this was you, then you should certainly log in and change your password in case someone else was trying to access your account since you certainly want to prevent that from happening. Now you can see why Google acts this way. It can be key to preventing a breach. You hardly want an unauthorized person to be able to access your account.
The importance of having capable, secure accounts is becoming more obvious every year.
A good reason for this is that there are a lot of email users out there. In fact, as of last year, it’s as high as 3.9 billion. That’s a lot of opportunity for businesses of all kinds, but it’s also a lot of chances for confusion if you don’t. That’s why it’s important to have strong means of organizing it all including secure platforms like Google and Interseller. The prevalence of information on the Internet is well-known, but the difficulty of searching through it is also an important consideration as seen by the fact that estimates have the daily junk mail count at 60 billion.
Interseller has the ability to integrate with Google in order to make it easy to transfer information back and forth between accounts and to stay on top of all of your emails from both. It’s important to make sure that you know how to bounce back from glitches and obstacles like having your account disabled, but it’s also important to have options for finding email addresses and automating messages as part of your business.
In other words, you need both smoothly running platforms as well as those that have the features you need. Google connects to just about everything else on the Internet and it’s free, so it’s a no-brainer to use it, but it also doesn’t come with search and automation features out as much out of the box. Having a platform that does is critical for your marketing.
For more information on how you can use Interseller as part of your business plan along with Google, please make sure that you go ahead and contact us today. The faster you contact us, the faster we can get started helping you to organize, synchronize, and automate your email functions.