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How to fix the Gmail address not found error?

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Gmail is by far one of the most popular email services available at the moment. It’s easy to use and integrates wonderfully with other Google services such as Drive and Calendar. 

However, as seamless as the entire Google Workspace experience is, it still runs into issues from time to time. In this article, we’re talking about Gmail’s “address not found” error, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

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What causes this error?

The error is primarily caused by a typo in the recipient’s email address. As is evident from the error message, Gmail isn’t able to find the email address you want to send the email to, meaning either there’s a typo or the email address just doesn’t exist. 

How to fix this?

Here are a few solutions you can try out to fix the Address Not Found error in Gmail. 

Check the reciepient’s email address

The first thing you should do is check the recipient’s email address for any typos or missing characters or numbers. If you’re still facing issues, simply ask the recipient to resend their email and copy and paste it into Gmail.

Check to see if the email still exists

Another possible reason for this error is that the email address has been deleted. If you’re sending an email to a stranger’s email you found on the internet chances are this is the case. 

In such cases, your best bet is to find an alternative email address or contact information.

Check if Gmail is down

Although rare, Gmail can go down at times. If you’re facing issues logging in or sending emails to addresses you know are right, this can very well be the case.

How to fix the Gmail address not found error?

You can use sites like DownDetector or Pingdom to check if Gmail is active. 

Also read: How to delete all unread emails in Gmail?


Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].