Bizarre Gmail Issue

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

SoSH Member
Jul 2, 2006
A few hours ago I looked at my phone and it tells me I have over 46,000 unread messages in Gmail. I figure it might be something up with the phone itself but when I logged into my desktop, sure enough everything in my entire Inbox has been suddenly marked as unread.

First question: What the fuck happened? I looked at the tool where they show all recent account activity and there wasn't any suspicious (ie, non me) recent activity. But it still makes me a little paranoid.

Edit: So I figured out how to mark everything as read again, which was predictably pretty easy once googled. But I guess I'm still a bit curious about what could have caused this to happen and whether I should be at all concerned.

Thanks in advance.