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mr. ed

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Posted: 02/24/21 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Suddenly, for no reason, my Gmail accounts reverted to Portuguese. Although I can easily revert it back to English during the session, next time I go to my Gmail, it's back to Portuguese again. IIRC, I believe I've also seen it revert to some oriental language in the past. None of my other email clients exhibit this behavior (Yahoo, icloud, Protonmail). Any ideas what could be causing this? Might it be some sort of malware? Thanks.

EDIT: Disregard. Problem may have resolved itself. [emoticon]

* This post was edited 02/24/21 04:37pm by mr. ed *


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I would recommend a change of password next time you connect. REMEMBER this will change your PW for all Google devices like ChromeBooks .


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Reverted to Portuguese? Was it set that way before? Did you check the settings. And restart the browser aand if that doesn't work use the frequent cure, a reboot.


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Posted: 02/24/21 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One easy solution is to quit using anything Google. ??


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You must be in Portugal and your computer is set to detect or on-"allow" current location.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

You must be in Portugal and your computer is set to detect or on-"allow" current location.


If I'm in Portugal, why is everyone around me speaking English? [emoticon]

I visited Spain and Portugal many years ago, but wasn't online at that time. [emoticon]

Anyhow, problem has resolved for now. If it persists, I'll take further action. I wonder if there's a way to "re-install" a Gmail account without losing my current address?

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mr. ed wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

You must be in Portugal and your computer is set to detect or on-"allow" current location.


If I'm in Portugal, why is everyone around me speaking English? [emoticon]

I visited Spain and Portugal many years ago, but wasn't online at that time. [emoticon]

Anyhow, problem has resolved for now. If it persists, I'll take further action. I wonder if there's a way to "re-install" a Gmail account without losing my current address?


And with your computer's very good tracking system, my unsolicited advice is not to visit any porn site.[emoticon]

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wildtoad wrote:

One easy solution is to quit using anything Google. ??


Good point, Tom. I've already de-Googlefied to some extent, not using Chrome browser or search engine, for example. If there are continued problems with Gmail, I'll no doubt do the same. [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/27/21 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you using a VPN? I have seen language and measurement units change routing thru different countries.

Agree with all re de-googleing (and de-Anythinging that sells your personal data. all you gmailers are aware that google reads and harvests info in all your gmails, right?).

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MikeDupont wrote:

Are you using a VPN? I have seen language and measurement units change routing thru different countries.

Agree with all re de-googleing (and de-Anythinging that sells your personal data. all you gmailers are aware that google reads and harvests info in all your gmails, right?).


Yes, Mike, I usually use Proton VPN, so I agree with your assessment. I wish to continue with the VPN since I usually use an unsecured hotel WIFI where I'm living. The language problem hasn't reappeared in several days, so I'll take a wait and see approach for now. The VPN has caused no other issues I'm aware of and I feel safer using it. Malware scans have also turned up no issues.

Additionally, what guarantee do we have that other email clients don't also harvest personal information? That's a chance we all take, regardless of what email service we're using.[emoticon] Perhaps a paid service may be a better bet?

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