Google is well known for providing quality security features for all its products, especially Gmail. In order to keep your Gmail account secure and protected, Google imposes some boundaries to help keep your account safe from spam, phishing, and hacking. And, this is the reason that Gmail restricts the number of emails you can send or receive in a day, and also the number of people you can add as recipients in a day.
In order to keep you Gmail up and working all the time, it is suggested to consider the following measures. Following these tips and tricks will help you prevent the issue of not being able to send or receive emails in Gmail.
If you Can’t Send Email
1.) You Have Reached a Limit for Sending Email
If you send an email to more than 500 recipients in a single email or if you send more than 500 emails in a day, you may see a message which reads “You have reached a limit for sending email” and you will not be able to send emails. In such case, you will need to wait for 1 to 24 hours to be able to send email again from your Gmail account.
To prevent such issue, it is suggested to create a Google Group of all your recipient and send the email to the email address of the group created.
2.) Messages you Sent Couldn’t be Delivered
This message appears when a large number of emails you send can’t be delivered due to the invalid email address of the recipient. If this happens, you will be able to send email again after 24 hours. It is suggested to always double check the email addresses of the recipients before sending the email.
3.) Contact is receiving too much email
In case the person you are sending an email to is receiving emails too fast, a message might display which reads: “The user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that prevents additional messages from being delivered”. In such case, you will need to contact the recipient in some other way.
4.) Email Couldn’t be Sent as One of the Recipients is a Google+ Contact
This message gets displayed when you are sending an email whose recipients have a Google+ connection. This error doesn’t have anything to do with limits. In order to prevent this from happening, it is suggested to remove the recipient from the message.
In case you send emails to large groups or you send many emails at a time, it is suggested to go through the Bulk Senders Guidelines of Gmail.
If You Can’t Receive Emails
1.) When you notice that you are not receiving emails in your Gmail Inbox, the first place to look for them includes your Spam and Trash folder. This generally happens when you have set up automatic spam filtering on your incoming emails.
2.) To resolve this issue, open your web browser and go to the sign in page of Gmail. Log into your account and locate the gear icon on the top right-hand side corner of your Gmail account window.
3.) Click on the gear icon and select Settings option from the menu. Under the Settings option, go to Filters tab and check whether there is any filter which is activated for deleting and archiving your emails.
4.) If you find any filter like this, select the check box next to it and click on Delete and then click OK.
5.) After that go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and check whether any of the given access choices are activated. Also, check the behavior of your Gmail account for handling emails.
6.) When you are done reviewing the options, click on Save Changes button.
7.) Now, again go to the Settings option and under the Accounts and Import tab, make sure that you haven’t configured any reply to addresses wrongly. Also, check your Send mail as addresses.
8.) In addition, if you are sending messages to a mailing list which you have subscribed to, such emails will only be shown in Sent Mail folder.
9.) You can also search for all missing emails in Gmail account. Simply click on the Show search options located next to the search field.
10.) Make sure you select the Mail & Spam & Trash in the search field before performing any search action.
So, this is how you can fix the error of not being able to send and receive emails in Gmail.