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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


Gmail Mail Sending Failures – Action: Delayed Status: 4.1.1

July 26th, 2012

For the past two days (7/25/12 and 7/26/12) I am having difficulty sending emails to my clients who have gmail accounts. I am sending from my ISP, which is Comcast. Details of what I am getting are below. This has happened with 4 of my clients who use gmail. Anyone else having this issue?

Here is what I get:

Delivery to the following recipients is still underway after 12.2 hour(s):

(email address hidden for privacy)

Will keep trying and contact you if the message can’t be delivered permanently.

Reporting-MTA: dns; []
Received-From-MTA: dns; []
Arrival-Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:04:11 +0000

Final-recipient: rfc822; (email hidden for privacy)
Action: delayed
Status: 4.1.1
Last-attempt-Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:16:26 +0000

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

4 Responses to “Gmail Mail Sending Failures – Action: Delayed Status: 4.1.1”

  1. Katie Kay Says:

    Hi Jill –
    I just sent myself an email from my comcast address to my gmail and got no weird error messages. Check your comcast account settings and make sure they are correct and try sending a test message to your own gmail account.
    Have a great day!

  2. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Hi Katie,
    It’s intermittent – sometimes they go through, sometimes they don’t. I know my Comcast settings are good, or at least I don’t know why it would be intermittent. A test message to my own gmail account went through just fine. But 4 clients I sent to yesterday generated all these delay messages over night. It’s weird.

  3. Lou Cabron Says:

    I have a friend in California who’s also having trouble getting e-mail from his Comcast account to arrive at my GMail account (also in Calfornia)…

  4. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Hey Lou,
    Thanks for the email. I did just read that Google was having issues, but the article didn’t cover gmail specifically.
    I can’t be the only one.

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