Some iCloud users experiencing extended Gmail delivery delays, ‘too many rejections’ errors

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On March 11, a huge outage hit the App Store and iTunes, and lasted for just over 11 hours. Now, some iCloud users are complaining of their own issues.

According to a growing stack of complaints from iCloud users utilizing either the “@iCloud.com” or “@me.com” email addresses from Apple, messages that are sent to the addressees from Google’s Gmail service are experiencing a series of errors, or seeing extended delays in their arrival that can last hours, or even days. When the delay hits, or another error occurs, this is one of the error messages that pop up:

451 4.5.3 Too many rejections; try again later.

According to the discussion forum threats, Apple’s servers have been rejecting Gmail messages since last week, and Apple engineers are continuing to work on a fix for the problem:

They are very aware of the issue and working on fixing it. They said that everyone who is having this issue should call and report this. They’ll ask you for some info that will help them. They [sic] tech said specifically that the more people that call, the easier it will be to get a fix.

If you’ve been noticing a delay in your own messages from Gmail accounts showing up in your inbox, this is more than likely the reason. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple’s System Status support page is showing green lights across the board, including iCloud Mail, so it will be interesting to see how long this issue lasts.

Have you experienced it at all?

[via 9to5Mac]