How to Troubleshoot Bouncing or Rejected Gmail Emails

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Sending e-mails via gmail is usually a fairly easy thing to do, but in some cases users may see a bounced message in their inbox for a number of reasons. Most often this is due to an error in entering the recipient’s email address. When it doesn’t, it was likely rejected due to the content of the email itself, among other things.


Gmail is, overall, one of the most used email service providers today. It is a versatile platform that gives users a lot of leeway in terms of inbox customization so that they are as productive as possible when reading and sending messages. There is even a setting that allows users to securely transmit private information to others by setting a time limit and password for sensitive emails.

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Sending an email and inexplicably bouncing it back to sender is a common problem that most Gmail users will face at some point. Depending on what caused the message to be bounced, Gmail will offer an automated response explaining the issue. One of the possible, and probably most common, Gmail bounce responses is “The email account you tried to reach does not exist.‘ This automated message is typically triggered when a recipient’s email address has been deactivated or when the sender enters the email address incorrectly, such as Google help. To resolve this issue, check for common typos when entering a person’s email address. These include misplaced punctuation marks, spaces before or after an address, periods at the end of an address, or quotation marks. Make sure the email address itself is also spelled correctly. If the same error persists, consider sending it to another email address that the recipient may also be using.


Other Gmail “Bounced Email” Responses

If a sent Gmail email returns a response that the message was “flagged as spam‘ Where ‘temporarily rejected‘, the problem is probably with the body of the message itself. It may contain text or URLs that Google considers suspicious. It can also be the result of an email with too many recipients listed in the CC or BCC address fields, which Gmail can detect as spam. To resolve this issue, remove links to websites that ask recipients to share personal information. If the email needs to be sent to many addresses, consider sending it in smaller batches or creating a group email.

In the rare event that a Gmail user receives a bounce message that says: “The receiving server did not accept our requests‘, this is mostly caused by an issue that only Gmail or the recipient’s email service provider can fix. This rejection response is generated when Gmail is having difficulty establishing a connection with the recipient’s mail server. Gmail users who receive this message should try send the email again later, as the issue will usually resolve itself after some time. If sending the email returns the same error, double check and make sure there are no typos in the recipient’s email address, try sending the email to another email address. -mail or contact the customer service of the recipient’s email service provider (or have the recipient contact them) for further technical assistance.

Bounce emails from Gmail are very common and shouldn’t worry you. To make sure the response is an email from Google and not a phishing message, check the source of the email. gmailThe official bounce email address from is [email protected], with “Mail Delivery Subsystem” as the sender name.

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Source: Gmail Help

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