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Msg#: 268 posted 10:14 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I can't seem to find anything on this, and I'm not even sure I'm in the right forum, but I need to ask something about Gmail specifially, but probably relates to any of the mail servers.

I'm getting involved in a labor dispute with my company and I've started by asking the staff and teachers whose email addresses I have from normal communications between staff and teachers and asking for their opinions.

My question is how hard is it for an employer to cause me trouble with Gmail and ask them to terminate my subscription because I have done this? How far does Google go in investigating a complaint? I've not been malicious, nor did I use profanity, nor say anything bad about the company or anyone in the company. I only stated that the labor contract the company is forcing employees to sign has sections that are illegal and asked for opinions on what can be done. Would the Google folks at least ask for a copy of the email? I think that would be enough for them to see that my email did not violate the terms of service.

Oh yes, this company is a dispatch company, so we are mostly part-time workers that each use his/her own email account to maintain communication with the company, so I don't think we are violating any terms of service stipulations about using the account for other than personal use. In other words, it's being used just like the telephone or fax machine. That shouldn't be a problem, right?

One more thing, do any of you have a phone number I could use to call Google directly and ask them about this? Or an email address other than <support'at'something>? I already know that support'at'something is only good for the most basic of non-emergency events.

Thanks for any advice.

And Happy Holidays to everyone! But make it a safe holiday season, okay!



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Msg#: 268 posted 1:17 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think you are worrying about nothing ..what I mean is I dont think that your employer would get any response from google on this matter if they contacted ..your employer doesnt control your gmail account ..nor your access to it ..nor your use of it ..

if you are worried about losing your stored mail ..copy it to your HD or whatever and then get back ( if you can't open another account at gmail ..some of ..most of us ..I imagine ..have by now hundreds of invites waiting to be sent ....) ...

good luck ..:)

BTW ..not all bosses are b*st*rds ..when search comes back here look up threads by digitalv . ( miss ya R ).not the only one ..but one of the many good guys that runs a payroll..

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