Why I hate Gmail
Ok, so I don't really hate Gmail, but I am pretty annoyed right now. Every time I try to send an email, I get an alert saying "An error occurred trying to send the message".
Despite my best-efforts to follow Gmails TOS, I believe that my account has been disabled...hopefully only temporarily. And here's why:
I made a couple updates to emAlbum Pro last night and wanted to send out an announcement (since the updates resolved some login issues). As I mentioned previously, all of my email accounts are managed through Gmail. So, knowing that most sites/servers have restrictions on bulk emailing, I headed over to the Gmail Help Center for guidance.
According to their Gmail Sending Limits page:
"Google will temporarily disable your account if you send a message to more than 500 recipients or if you send a large number of undeliverable messages".
Based on the above, I interpreted that to mean one (1) message cannot contain more than 500 recipients (it does say "a message" after all). So, I proceeded to break the ~900 recipients I had into 5 groups, just to be on the safe side.
When I tried to send the fifth message, I received the "An error occurred trying to send the message". I ended up on the Gmail Help Discussion and discovered that the limit is actually a daily limit, not a message limit (as insinuated in the Help Center).
So, now I am stuck, unable to send emails...which come to think of it...isn't so bad :D