Gmail error: "Oops... the system was unable to perform your operation"

For the past few days, I've been getting the following popup when I open Gmail account in my Firefox 2.0.

After I click this irritating error box 13 times (it's always that exact number) then the box disappears and I can view all my emails correctly. I get this similar error on IE 7 as well but there it disappears in 2 times only. I tried different browsers, cleared cookies, different machines, different operating systems but in vain. Other friends were able to access the account just fine so I was wondering. Finally, I googled the error code and found the solution at Gmail Help Center. Basically, the solution is to access the account through secured interface available at Now, I could not find any explanation of the problem but the proposed solution indeed got rid of the popup.

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Are you getting it on your laptop or Sun Ray?

Posted by aaron on December 12, 2006 at 09:05 AM PST #

This is on Windows XP + SP2 laptop.

Posted by guest on December 12, 2006 at 09:25 AM PST #

this has been happening to me all day with one account, but my other account works fine. its driving me nuts.

Posted by derrik on March 01, 2007 at 05:25 AM PST #

had the message multiple times, but no problem.

Posted by Anon. on March 28, 2007 at 08:19 PM PDT #

I can go to my mail box but i can't do any thing with that like view my mail,compose mai... all things..

Posted by upul on May 13, 2008 at 05:19 PM PDT #

hi....this is mrs moaz....since 3 days me unable to open my account on gmail.....whats the problem.... kindly check
mrs moaz

Posted by mrs moaz on May 21, 2008 at 08:25 PM PDT #

Since three days to Iam unable login my gmail account.Every time I get the message."The page can't be displayed"
What is the reason?.How to rectify this problem.Please mail me to my yahoo ID.
Thank You,

Posted by H Rao Jupudi on July 07, 2008 at 02:56 PM PDT #

Isend the massagess but can't send
they show
"The system was unable to profrom your operation error code 007.

Posted by D.N Choudhary on July 15, 2008 at 08:43 PM PDT #


If you're encountering the "oops message
could not be sent due to server error #102.. retrying", dont let it freak you out.

simply try signing in to Gmail through

If you continue to experience difficulties, please check your mail
from the older version of Gmail by clicking Older Version at the top
of any Gmail page, or go to
That should help out.

Posted by Bisi Teru on July 17, 2008 at 04:40 AM PDT #

I got the same problem in a few days..
Looks something trouble with their server.

Posted by Astaqauliyah Dot Com on August 11, 2008 at 07:48 AM PDT #

sir i have winproxy , if i send mail through winproxy i am getting oops error

if am using gmail without winproxx it will work properly

plz tell me solution

Posted by prem on August 15, 2008 at 05:05 PM PDT #

i have also been seeing this error and cant log in to my gmal account. i dont know what to do

Posted by guest on February 23, 2009 at 06:55 PM PST #

when i will send the mail that time i will geting the error Oops.. the system was unable to perform your operation (error code 007)

Posted by Akhilesh Kumar Jha on June 11, 2009 at 09:39 PM PDT #

Gmail has not been working properly for me for almost one month. I have tried all of the different URL to access, but none improve the situation. I have tried clearing all private data, but that only allows me to log off properly, before signing in to a different Gmail account. I cannot attach a file to a message, I cannot link to Gmail help, I cannot access any help that includes gmail in the URL.

However, Gmail works when used with POP to Outlook Express. I think this means there is a conflict with the browser. But both Firefox and IE have the same problems with Gmail. The problems continue with my second computer as well.

My OS is Win2k. My access is through satellite server Starband.

Thank you for helping,

Posted by David Giuliani on June 14, 2009 at 02:40 AM PDT #

i have this error (( error code 796 )) with my gmail so please tell me ASAP the solution to login in my gmail.

what this rerror mean how can solve this probleem.


Posted by raed hamed on September 24, 2009 at 01:15 AM PDT #

Now I got the same problem :(

Posted by Andy Online on December 13, 2011 at 08:37 PM PST #

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