Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lockdown in Sector 4

One of my customers yesterday contacted me because they were getting an error when connecting to GMail using Outlook. It was the dreaded 'Lockdown in Sector 4" notice, which apparently happens when the Google bots come to the conclusion that there is some kind of unusual account activity.

Mail account access through IMAP or POP is locked for a period of up to 24 hours and then you're free to use it until the bots decide you're abusing it. Actually, it's something that more e-mail providers should be doing to reduce spam and account security.

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