I have a password XXXXX gmail every now and then asks me for in order to access email. But I don't think I have the level of information you need.
Actually I was just emailing my friend Roland Tanner who set up this system, so I'll see if he can provide this information.
The problem is that I may not be able to get hold of him immediately.
It might help if I copy you the email I sent him:
"Hi Roland, I am onto one of these 'experts' Google allow one to access and of course they keep asking me to sign up for monthly contracts. But meanwhile I thought I will mention this problem to yourself.
I can tell I am not receiving email because I have an account with the Financial Times and they send me every morning about 4 or 5 emails with contents of the paper every day plus some special reports.
It is possible the state might be interfering with me, because they know I am preparing to send some messages tomorrow with letters to Larry Elliott the economics editor in the Guardian and to XXXXX XXXXX who has set up the Council for the Defence of British Universities.
Do you have any advice? Rod"
If you look up the Wikipedia entry 'someone' set up for myself, Rod Eley, you might understand what I am talking about.
Sorry for the trouble. If you can sort out the trouble you'll be worth the $28! But I'm afraid I'm a pensioner and not able to take out any monthly pay plan!