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

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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 https://mail.google.com. Now, I could not find any explanation of the problem but the proposed solution indeed got rid of the popup.

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Comments ( 16 )
  • aaron Tuesday, December 12, 2006
    Are you getting it on your laptop or Sun Ray?
  • guest Tuesday, December 12, 2006
    This is on Windows XP + SP2 laptop.
  • derrik Thursday, March 1, 2007
    this has been happening to me all day with one account, but my other account works fine. its driving me nuts.
  • Anon. Thursday, March 29, 2007
    had the message multiple times, but no problem.
  • upul Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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

  • mrs moaz Thursday, May 22, 2008

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

  • H Rao Jupudi Monday, July 7, 2008

    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,

  • D.N Choudhary Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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

  • Bisi Teru Thursday, July 17, 2008


    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 www.mail.google.com

    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 http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1
    That should help out.

  • Astaqauliyah Dot Com Monday, August 11, 2008

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

  • prem Saturday, August 16, 2008

    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

  • guest Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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

  • Akhilesh Kumar Jha Friday, June 12, 2009

    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)

  • David Giuliani Sunday, June 14, 2009

    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,

  • raed hamed Thursday, September 24, 2009

    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.


  • Andy Online Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Now I got the same problem :(

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