Gmail is not Sending Emails  💥
Is your Gmail not sending emails? Globally, Gmail is used daily by millions of people. However, this doesn't mean it is a perfect email app. Sometimes recipients don't get the emails. This could be temporarily due to the Gmail server. After the server is fixed, Gmail will continue to send the emails. Sometimes the problem could be with your internet connection or the app itself. Let's fix it!
1. CHECK THE GMAIL SERVERS (GOOGLE)
Google servers may be down due to maintenance or unplanned issues, but it is very rare. You can check Google's Workspace Status here to see if there are issues at the moment. Check to see if Gmail was down in the past. If Google's servers are unavailable temporarily, your email might not have been sent correctly.
2. OLD VERSION OF APP
Are there any updates in your Gmail app? Check your Gmail app regularly for any updates. Older apps can sometimes cause problems. Check your Google Play Store or the App Store to find the most recent version.
3. WRONG RECIPIENT
Always verify the email address of the recipient before you send an email. The email will be returned to the sender if it is not correct. It is easy to make a small mistake writing the recipient down, so always check twice. It is also easy to make a mistake with the TLD, the part after the coma. If the recipients mail address ends with .net but you wrote .com then of course the mail won't be sent to him.
4. INTERNET CONNECTION
Problems with your internet connection could be to blame for Gmail not sending emails. Gmail will take longer for emails to be sent if the internet connection is slow. Examine your internet connection to determine if you have an issue there.
5. UPDATE YOUR BROWSER
Gmail can be used with any browser, such as Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome. But you should make sure you check for the latest updates. Your browser being outdated can be the culprit.
6. CLEAR BROWSING CACHE
Clearing the Browsing Data cache data is a good idea for any browser. It is possible for the browsing cache data to accumulate over time and cause errors. Go to this article to see how to clear browser cache for the previously named browsers.
Clear Google Chrome cache: Open Google Chrome and click the three dots at the top-right corner. Go to "Settings". Continue to "Privacy and Security". Click on "Clear Browsing Data" and then click "Clear data".
Clear Mozilla Firefox cache: Open Firefox, and click on the three lines at the bottom (right side). Go to "Settings". Continue to "Privacy and Settings". Scroll down and click "Delete browsing data". Click "Delete" once more. To clear your cache data, click on "delete website data and cookies while Firefox is closed". To manually clear your cache data, you can click on the box to the left.
7. CHECK POP and IMAP SETTINGS
SSL is necessary for every connections with IMAP server at imap.Gmail.com using the port-993 or the pop.Gmail.com POP-servers with the port-995. TLS is required for smtp.Gmail.com. This outgoing SMTP server, use the port-587 and port-465.
8. MAIl TOO LARGE?
You can only send 20MB of files per email if you are trying to send multiple images. Gmail doesn’t compress images. This is good for image quality, but can lead to overflowing the limit if too many images are being sent. It's best to use Gmail zip files instead, as compressed files take up less space.
9. CLEAR STORAGE
To send emails, Gmail needs a certain amount of space on your phone. Make sure your phone has enough space. Clearing space can be done by clearing drafts, clearing browsing data, optimizing photos and videos and deleting old files.
10. ASK GOOGLE
If the problem is still there, please contact Google Help. Note that the correct URL for Google Help is the one I just gave you. Beware of searching in Google for "Google helpline" or anything similar and not to end up on a scammersite of callcenters in India that will try to steal your money.
Read this article if your Gmail isn't receiving emails.