• http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    (Just a quick personal take; I haven’t talked to any Gmail people about this article.)

    In my experience, Greasemonkey and Gmail work well together. Google engineers have even put Gmail-Greasemonkey scripts up on the web to make Gmail work more the way that they wanted it to. Heck, the author of Greasemonkey works at Google. :)

    Typically when I hear about a message like this, it’s because someone was hitting a service very hard (e.g. lots of connections per second). That can happen if you use third-party software that has bugs. For example, a while back some 3rd party Gmail notifiers were misconfigured to check for new email like 10 times/second, so that would trigger a message like this.

    So my best guess is that Greasemonkey had nothing to do with it, but there may have been some reason why this user was hitting Gmail really hard. I’ll ask someone about it though.

  • http://www.seroundtable.com rustybrick

    Thanks for the insight Matt, much appreciated.