Every time I try to login on my Google account via Tor, I'm presented with the following message:

Google couldn't verify it's you, so you can't sign in to this account right now.

Try again later or use Account Recovery for help.

If I try Account Recovery I'm given a form to fill with questions like:

  • When did you create your Google account?
  • Email addresses of up to five frequently emailed contacts
  • Name of up to four Gmail labels
  • Select up to 4 other Google products you use with this account, and the approximate date you started using them.

The problem is that I don't really know all the answers to those questions, and obviously at the end of the process I'm told that Information does not match. The only question I can answer for sure is Email addresses of up to five frequently emailed contacts. I tried looking for answers on accounts.google.com, with no luck.

While I was answering the form, I also received an email on my recovery email address with title Someone has your password, but with no buttons to tell Google that that "someone" is actually me.

So, what can I do?

Dear Google: I appreciate your work towards security, but hey, that's my account!

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    It wouldn't surprise me at all that Google doesn't support connections from TOR nodes. – ale Apr 4 '16 at 20:40
  • Do you have two factor authorization set up? – Raystafarian Apr 5 '16 at 11:35
  • @Raystafarian: No, I don't – lennox Apr 5 '16 at 13:57
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    Try turning that on, then maybe it will verify you through a code and allow access. – Raystafarian Apr 5 '16 at 13:58
  • I have the same question. – d-b Oct 15 at 22:09

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