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Gmail Blocking “Lolz”

31 Oct

[Updated 11/4/2013] Gmail has patched this bug.

Please note we have discovered a technical problem with Gmail which is flagging certain emails containing the word  “lolz” as unsafe email meaning it will never arrive in your inbox or even your spam folder. This lolz problem had an effect on some PMs sent between our members.

For the time being and until this bug is fixed by Gmail staff, we will rewrite “lolz” to “lol” in our alert emails. Keep in mind this “lolz” issue is widespread based on our internal tests and for the time being we advise everyone to avoid using the word “lolz” in their future emails to gmail users.

You can test this yourself by sending an email containing the word “lolz” in the email body  to a friend with a gmail account. Hopefully this bug will be fixed by Gmail soon.

 
18 Comments

Posted by on 10/31/2013 in Uncategorized

 

18 responses to “Gmail Blocking “Lolz”

  1. destinedjagold

    10/31/2013 at 3:19 am

    lolz

    I mean… lol!

     
  2. Spyridon

    10/31/2013 at 3:56 am

    Hello, Xing,

    I was wondering how can I connect our gmail to this blog so I can comment using it. I’ve tried multiple times but the bar just says Connecting to Google+ for ages. I’ve already added this blog to my update section there but it’s still refusing to connect.

     
    • Spyridon

      10/31/2013 at 3:57 am

      I hope this attempts works because I just tried something new. This is the normal way I usually reply to posts using my hotmail.

       
  3. Deity of Insanity

    10/31/2013 at 4:35 am

    Most random problem I’ve ever seen.

     
  4. ShahbanouScheherazade

    10/31/2013 at 6:34 am

    This is an April Fool thing — right?

     
  5. DonPiano

    10/31/2013 at 9:16 am

    Happy Halloween!

     
  6. Em Brow

    10/31/2013 at 9:25 am

    is there any other updates we have to worry about

     
  7. Ruri

    10/31/2013 at 2:34 pm

    Wow, such a pretty “lolz”y problem lol

     
  8. Kira Sema

    10/31/2013 at 5:03 pm

    Lolz to all those using Gmail. XD

     
  9. Leon Scott Kennedy (@LeonScottKenny)

    10/31/2013 at 7:01 pm

    One has to wonder what kind of danger(s) may come with “lolz”.

     
  10. Numbuh 94

    11/01/2013 at 12:58 am

    This is… I don’t even… xD

     
  11. lol

    11/01/2013 at 5:10 am

    LOL :D this truly lol

     
  12. lenthe

    11/01/2013 at 6:50 am

    People could just stop using lolz. Maybe it’s not an error but just the rightful iron hand of justice striking at those who dare use lolz.

     
  13. ullabloom

    11/04/2013 at 7:44 pm

    i just did it now…it showed up!
    gmail…YOU SO SILLY.

     
  14. xraiderv1

    11/06/2013 at 10:31 pm

    well thats an embarrassing error.. blocking because of one letter?

     
  15. Skye ✯

    11/12/2013 at 12:03 am

    Reblogged this on Catching Moonbeams and commented:
    o.o

     
  16. kewlkat12

    11/12/2013 at 3:03 am

    Reblogged this on My random life ~ and commented:
    e ei

     
  17. Kelleth Metheus

    11/13/2013 at 6:55 am

    This is crummy. I just realized that I haven’t been getting any of my messages since early October. Time to get it fixed!

     

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