Just 2 days ago i was talking about the poor phone reception and unstable internet connection here in uni and how without either my social life will suffer.
i guess i said it too soon.
This morning as i was logging into gtalk, i got a notification saying "ACCOUNT DISABLED". wtf. seriously, WTF. i have no idea what happened. but i do know this. for the last 2 weeks, i've been receiving tonnes of delivery failure notifications and i had no clue as to why is this happening so i naturally report them as spam and cleared them. easy right? until i checked my sent messages and realised that my account is the cause of it. it has been silently spamming people with the most disgusting emails like teenage sex, viagra for better performance, prescriptions that will change your life, yadda yadda. therefore when the emails do not get sent, i receive the delivery failure notifications. i did ask around and so far the spam has been addressed to random emails, i'm glad none of those in my contacts list has been affected so far.
so today, i actually am feeling the glimpse of a destroyed social life. i rely very heavily on my gmail for work purposes as well as to keep in touch with my friends. and today that is taken away from me. the email i use for my blog (email@example.com) is a secondary account, one created when i was caffein high 5 years ago. but seriously you dont expect me to put this down as my primary account in my resumes for companies to contact me right. coz i think the moment they reach the line where my email is stated, i think my resume will be chugged into the "dont qualify" pile.
it is amazing how we become dependent on technology and emails. a part of me feels thankful that not ALL my account access uses the primary gmail account or else that will definitely spell D-O-O-M. so far my facebook, friendster and yahoo mail are working fine. i pray it remains so.
a big word of thanks to dear roomie Ah Sha for helping spread the word about my predicament via her gtalk status. so for the time being, do redirect all emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. A word of reminder, i do not appreciate forwarded emails so spare me the task of deleting them ya. And do add me on my temporary gtalk account, email@example.com while the problem is rectified.
my most immediate concern is my resumes that has been distributed by the Career Unit of Cowboy Town Uni. i hope that if and when they would like to contact me and realises that my email has been disabled, they would pick up the phone to give me a buzz instead. i rather the walk out to the corridor to answer the call than to miss out on anything.
So pretty please to the people at Gmail Support, I need my gmail account up and running as soon as possible. Meantime, you know what to do right.