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Why this glitch with Gmail?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:35 AM

When starting Gmail I almost always get a message just below the labels list on the left side a pop up message saying,

 

"We're having trouble connecting to Google. We'll keep trying"

 

After some minutes all is OK. I have a reasonably fast computer i7, 4GB memory etc. so is this because so many more people are trying to connect at the very same time? I don't think so, so why is this happening? 

Any advice welcome.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:43 PM

I get this warning quite frequently, too, and it appears to be completely spurious, as I can do anything I need to do with Gmail almost instantly after logging in.

 

I stopped paying attention to this particular message long ago.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for responding.  Yes it's not a great bother but as it is a recent phenomenon, not in the previous 10 years, I wondered what was causing it.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:20 AM

Is it possible that a security program in trying to "validate the goodness" of gmail -- is unable to do so right away?

Reason for asking:  Some time ago, I had to dial back one of my earlier security programs for the a similar problem.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:42 AM

I've had it for a very long time, and on my Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines.  I've run different anti-virus programs on the Win7 machine and that didn't seem to make any difference.

 

It will be interesting if someone can pin down what causes this message to appear.  I've just become so accustomed to ignoring it that it doesn't register anymore.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Happening on Win 7 &10?  Yes this is exactly my experience - didn't happen with XP. Also I have Panda and Avast AV.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:36 PM

I've never had this happen on Win 7 or 10, Pro or Home.

 

I use AVG and Malwarebytes anti-exploit and Firefox with NoScript and Adblock Plus. Flash is disabled.






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