For the past six months, I’ve been having a strange problem.
So I use GMail for all my emailing. Like a lot of other folks. I interact with a lot of people I don’t add on to my chat list. Like a lot of other folks.
But GMail seems to be singling me out to change my chat settings – Arbitrarily, my settings change from ‘Only allow people that I’ve explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I’m online.’ to ‘Automatically allow people I communicate with often to chat with me and see when I’m online.’.
I switch back to ‘only allow….’, only to see arbitPersonI’veExchangedMailsWith added on to my chat list.
And I switch back….. the cycle continues.
While it does inconvenience and embarrass me quite a bit, that goes on the backburner compared to my tearing my hair out on just WHY this happens to me.
I seem darned helpless here. I’ve raised this issue on the gmail mailing list, but to no avail. No one else I know seems to be facing this problem.
Do you face this problem? Does anyone you know face this problem? Are you working on GMail or closely monitoring it that you know why this happens, or how to deal with this?
Please please please let me know.
And do pass this link around far and wide such that it ends up catching the attention of someone who can help me with this.