Sector 6 Lockdown in Gmail

googleMy friends and family often joke that I'm on the Google payroll because of how often I sing their praises. That might be changing. All day I've been limited in Gmail. I get messages, but I can't send attachments or open attachments. If I attempt to do so I get an error message that says there's a lockdown in sector 6. It's extremely frustrating.

Apparently you get this lockdown in sector 6 when you violate the Gmail rules. I haven't violated a single one. Not even close. Yet here I am locked down and there's nothing much I can do about it. I contacted support, but I just received a boiler plated reply telling me to check the Gmail rules again.

I'm not alone. Many are experiencing the same thing. What frightens me is that some have their accounts completely disabled which actually has me pleased I'm merely limited. Isn't that pathetic?

The service has been awesome for years, but this kind of a screw up is unacceptable. I'm not sure why I haven't read about this in the news considering how wide spread it appears to be, and the silence from Google is alarming. If you've written me and you're wondering why I haven't replied, this is why.

Google, you're officially on notice.

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Jason Meltzer Patterson

Makes you think, doesn't it?

What if the whole Internet was slow or "broken" for a day, the effing world would end.

Don't Panic and bring a towel

April 10, 2007 @ 9:41 PM

Mike Boon

I just heard from Google. The lockdown lasted less than two days. Here's what they wrote:


Thank you for your report.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. The issue you
described should now be resolved. If you continue to experience
difficulties, please respond to this message, and we'll investigate


The Google Team

April 11, 2007 @ 8:58 AM

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