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  • Working around “Gmail Delivery incomplete” message

    Posted on April 2nd, 2017 at 07:08 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A friend of mine sent me this note:

    I send out my travel newsletter on a regular basis. I have about 50 names on a group in my Gmail account. For years it has worked without a hitch, until two days ago when Gmail sent me the following message below on what appears to be most of my addresses in that group.

    Error IconDelivery incomplete

    There was a temporary problem while delivering your message to pro*******@yahoo.com. Gmail will retry for 47 more hours. You’ll be notified if the delivery fails permanently.
    The response from the remote server was:
    Message temporarily rejected. See https://support.google.com/mail/answer/69585 for more information.

    I re-sent yesterday and it happened again to-day. So now nobody is getting the newsletter and I am dojng it for nothing. BTW, it does come through to me!

    I tried to research the problem and got the idea they are trying to force me to upgrade to the business gmail for which there is a fee. Can you throw any light in this, more specifically if there is a fix?

    I don’t send out mass emails. Back in the not-so-good-old days, with earlier newsletters, I used commercial services – which are an entirely different kind of pain. So I took a look around the Gmail support forums and found this:

    regular sending of messages to multiple recipients will result in blocking of the messages to one or more of the recipients if one or more recipients have previously reported a message from you as Spam.

    The author, KeithR, goes on to recommend several solutions. Foremost among them is a Chrome browser add-on called GMass. I’ve never heard of GMass, but it seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

    I know many of you send out newsletters of various types. Have you hit the problem before – and used GMass as a solution?