If it doesn't allow creating more accounts, may be clearing cookies could help.That's wired.
I will try it once again if LinuxMint 20.1 English version is installed.
But with 10 aliases available, one account is enough for me.
The IP stuff was only relevant while doing the sign up. Later on they didn't care anymore, but I registered with them 10 years ago.
Actually, it did let me login with Opera Europe VPN server after re-trying a couple of times, so doesn't seem like that IP is really banned.Probably free Opera VPN isn't a good idea in general, even if you were able to register the account with it. The term "VPN" is also not true since it is more like a proxy.
The crooks who run Google had reached new lows... I have a gmail account which I haven't used in may be 7-8 months.
This email account never had any issues and login was kept highly secure/never used on public networks/etc.
I have other email services, which are free and weren't locking me out, already removed gmail from important places...just don't need to pay for email, there're alternatives. (I was able to get into that account on my phone though)I know you don't want to pay for email or put together a simple mailserver, but if you had your own email server you wouldn't have had to deal with that crap.
I'm spending about $3.50 a month for the server host, and 10 bucks a year for the domain name. I'm willing to spend a little under $5 a month if it means I don't have to submit myself to Google screwing with me. Plus I have a personal website I can host things on. I could do stuff like host my collection of rare Pepes, or something.