450 4.2.1 The Gmail user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that prevents...

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I have been getting very little email over the past day or so.

    I decided to send myself a test message and see that there is a problem.

    4.2.1_The_user_you_are_trying_to_contact_is_receiving_mail_at_a_rate_that/450-4.2.1_prevents_additional_messages_from_being_delivered.

    According to 'The Gmail user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate...' - Gmail Help I'm getting too many emails too fast.

    The problem is not originating with any of my mail servers. My web hosting server only tried 9 connection attempts to my Gmail account today. My account has been effectivery suspended with no way for me to fix the problem.

    Am I stuck hoping that the problem resolve itself?

    Is sending a lot of email an easy way to get an account suspended?

    -Raymond
     


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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a very strange error, Ray. Catchalls for about 20 domains forward into my Gmail and I get ALOT of spam. I should be throttled but never have been to my knowledge.

    I'm surprised Gmail didn't alert you somehow. That's just plain weird. Something is amiss here dude. I know guys that get 4-500 messages a day..I'd contact Google support and see what you can find out.
     

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I'm starting to get email that was sent to me over 7 hours ago.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    My level of frustration is rapidly increasing.

    I'm still only receiving about 1% of my incoming email.

    Problems happen, fine, but...

    We're in day 5+ now though. I need access to my email.

    Gmail was a massive mistake if this can't be fixed.

    I should have continued to host my own email, and if anything have Gmail pop that account.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I can't set a forward on my account.

    It says my account is unavailable when I try to do that.

    No response from their help forum.

    I can't receive confirmation emails about changing my email address at sites...

    *sigh* :hammer:
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I tried a few more times and it finally allowed me to create a forward.

    It probably won't help since they are not accepting emails from me to begin with, but you never know.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    At this point I don't know what it could be except a joe job.

    Typically they last a few days, sometimes weeks.

    If that's the case my account should fix itself eventually.

    It just stinks that there isn't anything I can do myself to fix it.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Wow. I see my total usage is up to over 800MB from the regular 100-150MB

    Lots of bounce messages in their system associated with my account but have not delivered?
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I think it's slowly fixing itself. It feels like I'm receiving 2% of my email up from 1%
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    You are currently using 1080 MB (14%)

    The hidden disk usage continues to increase...
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    You are currently using 1436 MB (19%) of your 7480 MB.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    You are currently using 1535 MB (20%) of your 7480 MB.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    You are currently using 1729 MB (23%) of your 7480 MB.
     
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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    So what you getting a bunch of spam and Gmail is bouncing stuff?
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    It's behind the scenes disk usage. It's not going to my spam, trash, or any other folders (labels). I look to be receiving about 1/2 a GB per day that Gmail is hiding from my view. Hopefully it stops before I reach my max allowed usage. At this time I seem to be receiving most new email OK.
     
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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you had any luck talking with someone over a Google. That really makes no sense.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    There is no talking to Google directly unless your a paying Google business apps customer that is experiencing a service outage.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    You are currently using 1834 MB (24%) of your 7481 MB.

    I think the increase has mostly leveled off over the past 24hrs.

    Doesn't look like I'm heading for disaster. :)
     
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    I'm getting a rather odd Gmail error myself - My catchalls all forward into Gmail but supposedly my server's IP is being block from Gmail. One of my 4 letter .com is being spoofed again. :( I'll have to post the error here tonight.
     
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    My usage is coming down. Two weeks later is looks like I'm in the clear!

    You are currently using 1795 MB (23%) of your 7481 MB.
     

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