Error: Google has Blocked an Outgoing Email

Encountering an Error Preventing You from Sending Emails? Find Answers Here.

Updated over a week ago

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If you're seeing:

This error does not mean that your entire Google account has been blocked or disabled. It simply means that the outgoing email you tried to send to a lead was blocked as a protective measure. This helps maintain your sender's reputation and prevents any potential account disabling by Google. As a result, the email address has been temporarily paused.

Why has Google blocked an outgoing email?

There are several potential reasons why Google may have blocked an outgoing email. Let's explore some of them:

  1. Poor sender reputation: If your previous email activities have been flagged as spammy or suspicious, it could impact your sender reputation. Google's filters prioritize user protection, and if your reputation is compromised, it may result in the blocking of outgoing emails.

  2. Recipient's high-security settings: Some email recipients have strict security measures in place to prevent receiving emails from unknown or unrecognized sources. If the lead or recipient has enabled such settings, it can lead to the blocking of emails from senders who are not explicitly whitelisted.

  3. Use of spam-like words or content: Google's spam filters are designed to detect and block emails that contain spam-like language, excessive promotional content, or other suspicious elements. If the content of your email triggers these filters, it may result in the blocking of the outgoing email.

It's important to note that these are general factors and not an exhaustive list. Google's email filtering algorithms consider various signals and indicators to ensure user protection and maintain a healthy email ecosystem. If you are experiencing issues with blocked outgoing emails, it may be necessary to review your sender practices, content, and recipient preferences to ensure compliance with Google's guidelines and best practices.

To avoid these, I would advise you to check this article on deliverability as it explains how to protect your email health and deliverability!

Also, please check out our article explaining how not to be blocked by Google:

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