Easy Fix: Gmail android app stuck at sending mails problem

So you typed your mail, attached neccessary files, hit on send button, closed the phone. Everything is right. Only when you receive email notification, you take a peek at your phone, launch gmail app eager to see the received mail content, then you witness horrifying event, and your eyes grow fireballs and your mind start feeling numb-nuts: why is that mail still stuck at sending? You sent it an hour ago. You thought there might be something wrong with the recipient email address so you tried sending another mail via gmail to another recipient but with no positive result. Then, you tried with gmail website in web browser and voila, nothing wrong at all, you mail was sent instantly. So, what’s wrong with gmail android app? That mayhem of surprise and disappointment – well, it’s familiar to me atleast. Something of similar episode happened with me and I had no idea why my gmail app was failing to send any mail to any recipient.gmail-android-app-problems

From what I gathered, at least in my case, was that such erratic wrong and weird gmail android app behavior might be the result of nandroid rom backup restore action. The simple fix is to clear data of gmail app and let it synchronize itself again, and voila your problem gone. For those of you, who need step by step guide, here we go:

  • Go to phone settings and then application manager
  • In Application manager, swipe to All apps section.
  • Select gmail app from the list. Now tap on clear data button.
  • Now launch gmail app. It should automatically start synchronization. let it complete.
  • Try sending mail again. Your mails will be sent without any hiccups midway.

The next time an app starts acting weird, you know what to do. Just follow similar procedure as outlined above to clear app data. Clearing app data is like starting the app from scratch. I hope this easy solution for gmail android app problems helped you. For more such guides, do subscribe to our blog. If your problem is still not solved, put your queries in comments below.

 

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17 thoughts on “Easy Fix: Gmail android app stuck at sending mails problem

  1. Thanks Saurabh, It worked for me too!

  2. Well, that’s not really a fix, it’s a work around, and it takes forever to sync, so I’d rather the damn thing not get stuck in the first place. Haven’t had it happen before that I can remember, but now it’s happened twice in the last two days. Thanks for the info, though!

  3. clearing the app data and forcing the app to stop does nothing. upgrade to the latest version. the emails stuck that say sending is a result of the older app loaded. go to the play store and update to the latest version ;)

    • I have the very latest Gmail app and it doesn’t fix anything. Emails still get stuck. The Gmail app is complete garbage and I would expect more from an organization as large as Google.

    • Problem has nothing to do with using an older version. I use an older version of Gmail – cleared cache, problem solved.

  4. Wish I read before trying this fix. IT DELETED MY EMAILS! Thanks :-/

  5. PLEASE EDIT YOUR POST TO TELL PEOPLE THAT THEIR EMAILS IN THE OUTBOX WILL BE DELETED! The way you have it worded made me think that those emails would be sent after I completed the fix – instead they were deleted and they are now lost forever.

  6. Cheers for this fix. It DOES work, and syncing took just a few seconds. You only loose stuff in the outbox – everything else is synced with desktop.

    I was reluctant to update Gmail because of those dumb village-idiot messages: “You’ve finished. Enjoy your day!” and “No trash here. Thanks for recycling!”

  7. When i compare the stuck emails in sending 30 of them this last issue, over 200 lost due to not knowing they would be deleted, none of them were sent and do not show up as sent in the desktop version so it apears that both the phone app and web based gmail reader is justvery poorly designed,b ulky, and not worth the effort. i dont know if all samsung smartphones are jury rigged with google but they have enticed me to purchase my next smartphone from someone else. BTW, the last sync after deleting data took i dont know how many days.

  8. This happens because Google wants to take over your e-mail service; in other words you must be using your Android or smartphone’s e-mail app instead of Google’s GMAIL App. There are two fixes to this problem, first is to download Goggle’s GMAIL App and use that for email communication; and second is to ask google to allow ‘less secure’ apps i.e. non-google to access your e-mails (i know!) Here are the steps for the second option:

    Allowing less secure apps to access your account

    Google may block sign-in attempts from some apps or devices that do not use modern security standards. Since these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your account safe.

    Some examples of apps that do not support the latest security standards include:

    The Mail app on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 6 or below
    The Mail app on your Windows phone preceding the 8.1 release
    Some Desktop mail clients like Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird
    Change account access for less secure apps
    To help keep Google Apps users’ accounts secure, we may block less secure apps from accessing Google Apps accounts. As a Google Apps user, you will see a “Password incorrect” error when trying to sign in. If this is the case, you have two options:

    Option 1: Upgrade to a more secure app that uses the most up to date security measures. All Google products, like Gmail, use the latest security measures.
    Option 2: Change your settings to allow less secure apps to access your account. We don’t recommend this option because it might make it easier for someone to break into your account. If you want to allow access anyway, follow these steps:
    Go to the “Less secure apps” section in My Account.
    Next to “Access for less secure apps,” select Turn on. (Note to Google Apps users: This setting is hidden if your administrator has locked less secure app account access.)
    If you still can’t sign in to your account, the “password incorrect” error might be caused by a different reason.

  9. This always works.. Easy fix.. When anything is stuck in outbox, simply power phone off and on. All stuck emails get booted thru once phone is powered up again. Works every time. Never failed yet.. I know it’s very annoying to send an email to someone, only to realize it’s been stuck for some time.. Hope this helps everyone… Cheers…

  10. PLEASE EDIT YOUR POST TO TELL PEOPLE THAT THEIR EMAILS IN THE OUTBOX WILL BE DELETED! The way you have it worded made me think that those emails would be sent after I completed the fix – instead they were deleted and they are now lost forever.

    its better not to give any idea than giving dangerous ideas

  11. Clear data removes all settings, deletes everything. Like cutting off you finger when you get a bruise.

  12. Wow! Superb it is. Thanks for your service.

  13. THIS DOESNT WORK……………….
    I GUESS ITS TOO MUCH TO ASK TO END A FVCKING EMAIL IN 2016

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