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gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down

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Jim Nickerson

P O BOX 1725 Spring Valley, CA 91979

619 670-7923

www.jimnickerson.com

I would add jim.nickerson@gmail.com but this morning I was greeted with 

a page that said " gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down"

With no way to contact anyone @ gmail.

So I now must use jim@jimnickerson.com

I am unsure if gmail is the right choice anymore.

I have used this account since gmail first started sometime ago

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https://support.google.com/accounts/contact/disabled2

oh

PO boxes are not allowed on google maps
you are definitely not allowed to have a listing on google maps for yourself or for your CV

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https://support.google.com/accounts/contact/disabled2

oh

PO boxes are not allowed on google maps
you are definitely not allowed to have a listing on google maps for yourself or for your CV

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Interesting.
I have had the P O BOX since I have had a gmail account 9/6/2004
I am amazed that it took 13 years to mark me as Unusual Uasge and
temporarily lock my account.
jim@jimnickerson.com

gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down

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po boxes are not allowed on google maps.
separately you are not allowed to have a google maps listing for your resume / website.
this is separate then gmail

regardless i believe you are on the wrong product forum. 
goto https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/gmail

can a mod please move this to the gmail product forum? Thanks


gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down

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I think it would only have been "kind/fair" if you would have given me some advance notice and a chance to correct this.

Better yet do not allow me to enter a P O BOX

gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down

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in rare cases PO Boxes are permissible

regardless personal or resume websites are not allowed to have listings under any circumstances

gmail Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down

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I wonder if you might tell me how I might be qualified to use a P O Box ?

I have been self employed as a Computer Consultant since 1979

I pay my taxes on my income as a Computer Consultant.

I am doing business as Jim Nickerson.

I do not wish to have people come knocking at my door, I work out of my home.

I thought I had ticked all the correct boxes but it seems I have misunderstood.

Now I see I have two listings. 

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i only found 1 of the listings https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jim+Nickerson/@32.731719,-116.974608,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x80...

seems like the other was not verified

regardless i can confirm that your use of a PO box violates googles policies. 

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all good now

address changed from po box to real home address

service area set

hid address

deleted unverified listing

thanks

 

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Hi i have also encountered this problem of being temporarily locked out . I tried using third party software to send multiple emails to all our clients since it consumes alot of time on my part just by sending it to them one by one. Is therer any way I could do to prevent this without returning to my previous manual process of sending emails?