The inability to receive new emails is one of the most frustrating aspects of using Gmail. Even server outages can result in an account being unable to be used.
Troubleshooting tips can help you restart the flow of emails to and from your email account.
If you are not receiving any emails from Gmail, here are some fixes:
Delete files from your Google Drive:
If your inbox is overflowing with unread emails, and your Google Drive is overflowing with photos and videos, you may find yourself no longer receiving emails altogether.
If this is the case, free up some disc space by deleting large files, emails, spam, and trash folders that are no longer needed. Additionally, you have the option to increase your Google storage. You may be able to receive emails again if you try this.
Google’s servers do occasionally go down for scheduled maintenance or unanticipated problems, though this is rare. In order to see if Gmail is currently unavailable or recently unavailable, you can check Google’s workspace status. If Google’s servers were down for a short period of time, then your email may have been mishandled. If that’s the case, we suggest requesting a resend from the original sender.
Send a ‘Test Email’ to Yourself
An easy troubleshooting test is to email yourself and see if there is a problem. A Gmail email and a different email from managed mobility services like Yahoo or Outlook should suffice. Most likely, the email you’re not receiving is an isolated incident if you can receive emails from yourself.
Do a quick check in your junk mail folder.
Don’t forget to look in your spam folder for any messages you may have missed! As a result, it’s possible that the email you’re looking for is already in Google’s spam folder. When you open the Gmail website or application, you’ll see it in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. In the event that your antivirus has an email filtering feature, the email you’re looking for is either here or in your trash.
Take A Look At Your Spam
In the same way, make sure to check your Trash as well. It’s possible that you accidentally deleted or misclicked on an email that you expected to receive. Antivirus software frequently deletes emails it believes to be infected with viruses.