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Android Wont Send Email With Attachments – What To Do

For a while, there was talk of email dying. However, it has seen an increase as the number of Android phones offers always-on connections, and they can perform the sending of email.

Google Gmail is the preferred email service on Android, thanks to both coming from Google. You may find that you can have an email stuck in your outbox iPhone, and the same thing can happen here. (Read Google Alternatives)

Here you can find out more about how your photos in emails cause an issue or what system changes may cause your email to stop working correctly. By the end, you will find out how to fix your device and make sure your email outbox is empty, and the issue is fixed.

Why Won’t My Phone Send Emails with Attachments?

For any email program you use, you can add files to send them to a recipient. Although not every email is the same. You will find email providers may set limits on the size and types of attachments you can send.

One of the most common reasons is the attachments you want to add are too large. Some services may allow an attachment up to 10MB, while some allow an attachment up to 2MB.

Some viruses infect your computer and stop it from sending attachments. Make sure you scan your device and that you update your virus definitions on your Android device. You may find a virus or malware on your phone is the culprit.

Change the files extension can sometimes work when an email provider blocks certain file types. You can safely change the name without corrupting the file. You may need to do this on a computer to make it easier and be sure it works. (Read Best Virus Protection For Android Tablets)

Share the file online instead of emailing. You can find many tried and tested share sites that offer this function. We Transfer works great for large files instead of using your mail. It’s free to use, and you don’t need to subscribe aside from your email.

Head to Google Play Store and make sure everything is up to date, including your Gmail app.

Why Can’t I Send Photo Attachments with My Email?

The most probable reason for not sending a file is that it is greater than the disk quota your ISP allows.

A disk quota specifies the amount of space you can use on your email account. If you try to send a file, it has to be smaller than this amount, or else the message and the attachment won’t be sent.

If you try to send one image and it cannot be sent, it indicates your image file is most likely to be very high resolution and non-compressed.

Most images are no larger than a few hundred kilobytes if they come from an average cell phone and are approximately a few MB in size. Check to see they are in JPEG (.JPG) format; then, you should be able to post them. (Read Best Free Malware Removal For Android)

Why Are My Emails Going to Outbox and Not Sending?

You will find a Gmail email stuck in the outbox for many Gmail users who report this problem and post this question.

When you try to send, the message gets queued in the Gmail outbox, and emails sitting in the outbox can be stacking up without you knowing. (Read How To Send A Secure Email Through Gmail)

The issue isn’t permanent, and there is an answer to the problem.

Here are a few things you can try.

Check the attachment size: Google Gmail allows 25MB maximum attachment email size. Send multiple messages if you have multiple files content you need to send.

Clear Gmail cache:

  1. Open Chrome Settings. (open new tab and enter chrome://settings/ in the URL field) Press ‘Enter’.
  2. Select ‘Privacy and security from the left menu bar
  3. Click ‘Cookies and other site data.’
  4. Scroll down to ‘See all cookies and site data.’
  5. Next, open that page, then scroll to the ‘’ entry.
  6. Click the trash can at the side to empty

Google Gmail is set to Offline?

Should you have configured your Gmail account to Offline mode, it may push your email to the Gmail Outbox, with or without an attachment.

Select Google Gmail ‘Settings’ – ‘See all Settings’ then select ‘Offline’ tab.

On the following page, check the box next to ‘Enable offline mail.’ If checked, you’ll need to uncheck it to fix the problem. (Read Kodi Abc)

Shutdown background apps

If using the Gmail app on your Smartphone, try to close any background apps to fix the problem.

  1. Go to the App Settings.
  2. Display Active Apps on your Android phone
  3. Choose any app you want to close. Select the ‘Force Stop button.’
  4. Repeat with all open and clear all active apps you are using.

Why Can’t I Open Email Attachments on Android?

You could see these issues on a Samsung Galaxy Android device more than any other if you need help and cannot open a specific email.

Please check with the person sending the email about the content format the link file is in. Android could have tried to open a format it cannot read.

If it’s not the data format on your Galaxy, then it is likely to be you need help to reset your email account before using it again.

Remove and re-add the email account.

These steps are for Samsung Galaxy Android devices.

  1. From your Home screen, select Apps.
  2. Select Settings (you may have to swipe left or right to get it first)
  3. Touch the Accounts tab button (skip if Android 4.2 or older)
  4. Select your email account that you get the problems
  5. Remove account. (You have to select Account settings first.)
  6. If you received an email via that account on an app, you downloaded it from Google Play or Samsung Apps.
  7. Go back to Settings > Application manager and uninstall the app.
  8. Add and reset your account again like last time. You will need to go back and install the app.
  9. Restart your device and attempt to open the attachments in your email messages.

If you have issues outside of your device, you may like to try a VPN as these can help send your file direct along an encrypted tunnel. The encryption is like what the military use, so all your emails will be secure and safe.


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