Why am I getting an "invalid email address" when sending mail?

Question

I just set up my email account on my device. But, every time I try to send email, it says the email address is invalid, any advice?!!

Answer

If you can send an email to another address, the problem is the recipients email address and not your email set up.

Usually, this means something is not quite right with one of your recipient’s email addresses. Sometimes a sender will have their “reply to” email address spelled incorrectly and it ends up in your address book. So, when you try to type in their address it auto-fills with the wrong address. It could be a space or bad character.

Double check the email addresses of the people you are sending to and check for things like:

  • More than one ‘@’ sign
  • Username is longer than 300 characters
  • You’re entering ‘@gmail’ or ‘@yahoo’ instead of ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@yahoo.com’
  • Extra space somewhere in the email address
  • Their domain name is spelled wrong
  • Hand type (not auto-fill) their email address and see if it will send.

If you’ve tried these and still have no luck, try double-checking your own “reply-to” email address, and email address to make sure you have your email spelled properly.

3 Responses to Why am I getting an "invalid email address" when sending mail?

  1. hanan says:

    pleas help me to vaild my email

  2. hanan says:

    iam happy to join yahoo masenger

Leave a reply

What people are saying...

Interested in working with Lena? Check out some of her client testimonials below!

Lena is definitely our go-to girl when it comes to web consulting (and any of that “computer-nerd” stuff). I like to think of her as SuperLena!

Carolyn Bell Audije

Lena is a dream to work with. She interprets her clients’ needs and direction efficiently, and turns out good, clean concepts every time.

Nancy White

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Nancy White

Lena Shore is one our favorite resource professionals because she has such breadth and depth of  talent – both design-wise and in technical skills. And she always approaches her work with a positive attitude.

Mary Harvey

Agency Ala Carte

Mary Harvey