Gmail Errors and Limitations

Gmail is still in beta and the Google developers are trying their best to make Gmail top-notch mailing system. Gmail encapsulates several new features which makes it sometimes erroneous. Most of the errors can be corrected by refreshing the webpage. Let us analyse some of the frequent Gmail error messages.

  • Oops… (error code ###)
  • If error code is oo7, then there is some problem with firewall or anti-virus application.

    If error code is 008, it means attachment size is greater than 20MB.

    If error code is 009, Gmail will load itself in upper left corner of screen.

    If error code is 102, Unknown error. Try basic HTML version.

    If error code is 500, Problem with network connection or browser extension.

  • Temporary Error (502) : Gmail is temporary unavailable. Try signing in after few minutes.
  • Some Gmail features failed to load : Some features might be unavailable. Try refreshing the page or use basic HTML.
  • Lockdown in Sector 4 : Probable reasons
  • – Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP or IMAP in a short period of time.

    – Sending a large number of undeliverable messages.

    – Leaving multiple instances of Gmail open at different places.

    Don’t panic! Gmail will be accessible within 24 hours.

  • 502 bad gateway : Mobile phone doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for Gmail. Minimum requirements are :
  • – Mobile browser must to be XHTML compliant. Test computability by searching anything in

    – Mobile browser must have cookies enabled.

    – Phone network must allow secure SSL traffic.

  • 550 5.4.5 Daily sending quota exceeded : Caused due to Gmail limitation on following factors:- Trying to send more than 500 mails in a single day.

    – Sending message to more than 100 people at a time via POP or IMAP.

  • Gmail Account Locked/Dissabled
  • Probably due to non-usage of Gmail for continuous 9 months or due to abnormal/suspicious usage.

    Gmail has the following limitations on its users :

    – You can only send 500 mails in a day. (Thats 500 times hitting the send button)

    – There could be maximum 500 unique recipients for a single mail.

    – Maximum limit of sent mails is 2000 in a day (for example, sending one message to a group of 500 people four times)

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    Filed under Gmail Tricks. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 15, 2011.

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    Nice information. For example information on Lockdown in Sector 4 is new to me

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