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  • I am running into a frequent problem that may force me to abandon Opera. Gmail frequently (~2x/day) stops working because (1) it is "connecting" ad nauseum when I have a perfectly operative internet connection, or (2) I get locked our of my Gmail account ("Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down").

    When the problem is the connection, I can open a new tab and Gmail resumes to working properly. When I am locked out, I cannot access Gmail from Opera for hours, but can access it on my Android handset, other computers and even on the same computer using Chrome/Firefox/Edge.

    I never encounter this problem when accessing Gmail in any other browser and it caused unacceptable interruptions to my workflow . I anybody has a solution, I would be grateful.

    P.S. I have already tried clearing cache and cookies (multiple times) in Opera and disabling all extensions. The problem still occurs.

  • When using gmail, you might need to disable vpn. The reason is that it shows you as being in a location far removed from your usual location. In my case, it caused google servers to generate an alert because the vpn was seen as coming from kyiv, ua.

  • @s390g2 Thanks for your suggestion but I did not have VPN (Opera's or any other) activated.