Google claims 'suspicious activity' is taking place when adding a Gmail account into Outlook.com Written by Ron on December 12, 2012, 04:33PM
When Gmail users attempt to access or login to their email account from an unusual place, Google will prevent that access and give you a notification letting you know that this attempt took place. For entertainment purposes, check out what happens when you add a Gmail account into the new Outlook.com email service from Microsoft.
As you can see from the screenshot above, Google's detection system automatically blocks Microsoft's Hotmail email service. When you try to add your Gmail account into Outlook.com, Microsoft's Outlook.com service freezes due to Google blocking the "unauthorized access." The fix is simple, all you have to do is click the button that says "Yes" under "Do you recognize all of the above activity." Google usually blocks unauthorized access attempts from malicious sources to your Gmail account, thanks to a detection system. This just tickles our funny bone to see Microsoft's Hotmail email service blocked, and we thought we'd share it with you. "To help minimize damage from unauthorized access to your account, Google alerts you when someone signs in to your account from an unusual location. Our goal is to help you secure your account quickly if an unauthorized person has access to it. We alert you about sign-ins that are from locations and devices that we previously have not seen signing in to your account and ask you if it was you who signed in from those locations or devices," Google explains. While some users may experience this issue while adding Gmail to other services or even Outlook.com for that matter, we thought we would share this with you since Microsoft just recently launched Outlook.com and is planning on heavily advertising the new (formerly known as Hotmail) email service. Have you experienced this minor issue?