[Workaround] ‘Google servers are temporarily overloaded’ Error Message!

'Google servers are temporarily overloaded. Your message was not sent. Please try again shortly' Resolving this sporadic error spread across the globe especially for G Suite user.

The Google server at times faces issues and malfunction. One of the recent issues that most of the G Suite users reported is “Google servers are temporarily overloaded“. Few users have also reported about the messages being queued, and the outgoing message being blocked.

The issues with products are not new to Google, but users are outrageous since this problem is underlying a few months now. Whenever an email is sent using Gmail, they are receiving the bounce email immediately.

The bounce email looks something like this:

Google servers are temporarily overloaded. Your message was not sent. Please try again shortly

An interesting thing about this bounce message is that it’s responded back from nobody@gmail.com. However, if we generally receive any bounce back, it’s typically received from @google.com domain extension.

However, this mostly seems to be an issue with Google’s mailing server, and the Google team has already registered this incidence. While there is no ETA for resolution, we can expect this to be sooner since it has affected globally for all G Suite.

Few users have reported that issue even persists in the non-G Suite account like free Gmail account holders.

Temporary solution ‘Google servers are temporarily overloaded’

The issue is sporadic and does not seems to occur all the user. Like the incoming bounce message mentions; you can try sending the email after a few minutes.

Meanwhile, let’s try these temporary solutions as a workaround:

  • Change the network ISP provider and retry sending an email — this works at a time and users are very positive after changing the ISP connection to send emails
  • Do not send emails to external addresses apart from your own G Suite organization
  • Do not send the bulk emails to a larger group of people, instead create a Google Group and drop the note
  • Do not send email from the Microsoft Outlook with Gmail Sync
  • Use Hangout Chats whenever possible
  • Upload the files in Google Drive, and share the hyperlinks to avoid network congestion
  • Do not keep outbox queue overloaded with sent emails, hold for a while before retrying
  • You may also pass on the mail to anyone of your colleague to send out — not ideal is most situation though!

While these are not the actual solution that everyone needs, we can temporarily accommodate these few guidelines until Google resolves the issue. This may help in the smooth functioning of our ongoing business. I’m personally a G Suite users and also an administrator, hence I can totally relate with everyone facing this issue.

UPDATE 1: One User posted: I called Google, they said it was coming from Outlook not them since the email didn’t make their system. This was about a month ago.

You can follow this Google community thread for recent updates. And I hope Google will quickly get to the root cause and share an update on the outstanding issue — Google servers are temporarily overloaded. Your message was not sent. Please try again shortly.

Alternatively, you can signup Hotmail account for free and use for personal purpose, if required.

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