With the advancement of the latest communication methods, emails have become an integral part of our life. Most of our professional communications these days take place through email. If you are using emails then you might know what Gmail is. It is one of the most popular email services on the planet with billions of users across the globe. It is true that Gmail is designed meticulously to work in a smooth manner most of the time. However, it is also a fact that there are some errors and issues that can cause many inconveniences to the users. One such issue is not being able to send Gmail emails.
There are many possible reasons due to which some users can’t send Gmail emails. It is important for us to find and fix them in order to resolve the problem easily. Go through this post if you are unable to send Gmail emails. Here, we will try to find out why this problem is taking place and how you can get rid of it.
How to fix Gmail email delayed or didn’t arrive problem?
Gmail is an instant emailing service. As long as you are connected to the internet, you should be able to send emails instantly. However, if your Gmail emails are getting delayed or not being received by the recipient then it shows that there is something wrong with your account. Given below are some tips that you may try to fix these problems.
Recipients not receiving your Gmail emails
Here are the steps that you can try if your recipient can’t receive your Gmail messages.
- First of all, you need to check your Sent email and drafts. In case the email is not there then it is possible that you might have deleted the same before you sent it. In such a situation you should try to send the email once again.
- You must also check and confirm that your device is connected to the internet. A good internet connection is one of the most basic requirements in order to send a Gmail message.
- Also, ensure that the device and browser you are using to send Gmail email is supported.
- Next, you should ask your recipient to check their Junk or spam folder. It is possible that the email you have sent might have reached the spam folder of your recipient.
- In case you are getting a delivery error message then you should wait for a couple of hours.
- Those who are using email clients like Apple Mail or Outlook in order to send Gmail messages should try to send the email again through mail.google.com website or through the Gmail App.
Gmail Email bounced back – You have reached a limit for sending mail
Another common problem that some Gmail users might have to face is bouncing back of their email. Generally, Gmail emails bounce back with the following error message – “You have reached a limit for sending mail. Your message was not sent”.
The bounced back email will arrive from the following email address – “email@example.com”. You might also encounter the following errors – “You have reached a limit for sending email, your message was not sent” or “An error occurred, your message was not sent”. Here are the steps to fix this problem.
- Firstly, you should note that this error can be an indication that you have crossed the mail sending limit for the day. If this is the case then you have to wait for some time before being able to send the emails once again.
- You may also receive a bounced back email in case you try to send emails to a non-existent email address. Check and make sure that you are not making any typing mistakes while sending an email. Contact your recipient through any other medium and confirm that you are using their correct email address if there is no typing mistake.
- Gmail also has a provision of narrowing the sending ability of those email accounts that are reported spams by multiple users. This is the reason why it is often recommended that you should never send unsolicited emails to random email addresses.
- Another possible reason why your email is bounced back is that your email might be tagged as spam by Gmail algorithm. Do not add too many people to the “CC” or “BCC” list in order to fix such a problem. It is also recommended that you should never add links to random websites on the body of your email.
File Types you can’t send through Gmail
You must know that there are some file types that are not supported by Gmail and you can’t send them through this email service.
Types of files that you can’t attach to your Gmail messages
- All compressed format files such as .g z or .bz2 files or files found within archives (like .zip or .tgz files) are not supported.
- Documents having harmful macros are also not supported
- You can send Password protected archives whose content is an archive.
File formats not supported on Gmail
The following file formats are not allowed in Gmail – ade, .adp, .apk, .appx, .appxbundle, .bat, .cab, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .dll, .dmg, .ex, .ex_, .exe, .hta, .ins, .isp, .iso, .jar, .js, .jse, .lib, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msix, .msixbundle, .msp, .mst, .nsh, .pif, .ps1, .scr, .sct, .shb, .sys, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh
Note: Basically, Gmail doesn’t allow you to send executable files in the form of attachments.
File Size attachment limit
Gmail also has a maximum limit of the size of the attachment that you can send along with an email. Please note that you can’t send an email with an attachment larger than 25 MB in size. If you have more than one attachment, they can’t add up to more than 25 MB.
To send a file larger than 25 MB through Gmail, you may upload the same into your Google Drive and include a link to your google drive in your email.