Quick-Fix Gmail Temporary Error 500 At Your Fingertips

Gmail or Google Mail is the most popular email client in the world. Since this email client includes various types of features and services, this client is used by almost all the users. Although Gmail has many useful services and features, even then you might get plenty of problems while attempting to use this service. One very common issue that you may get during the usage of this client is the Gmail temporary error 500. Some of the common causes why does this error occur is due to an issue on the configuration settings, if the browser cache becomes full. Moreover, if the firewall blocks some services of the Gmail client and if there are unnecessary plugins within the browser, then for that reason also, you can get this problem. Further, the security software can create some problems and give you this glitch.

Advanced Methods to Mitigate this Gmail Temporary Error 500:

In this section of the article, you will see various points that will help you in many ways to get rid of the Gmail temporary error 500 in a simple and easy manner.

Method 1: Delete the Unnecessary Extensions from Gmail

The extensions or add-ons or plugins are the small programs that increase the functionality of the web browser and the webpage for which it is installed specifically. Sometimes, because of those extensions only, you might encounter the given http error 500. It also occurs due to some malfunctioning. To correct this problem, one of the easiest solutions that you can follow is to remove the extensions. To do that, follow the steps that are presented below.

  • First, login into the account of the Gmail client.
  • Next, on the interface, go to the upper right side of the window and select the ‘Gear’ icon.
  • After that, from the options list which comes up, locate and tap on the ‘Settings’ option. This will open a new page with many tabs and settings options.
  • Among those tabs at the top, choose the ‘Add-ons’. Under this tab, locate the section ‘Installed add-ons:’.
  • Under this section, click on the link ‘Manage’.
  • Now, on the new window that comes up with the name ‘G Suite Marketplace’, move down and locate the section ‘Manage Apps’. Next, navigate to the extension that you want to remove and tap on the vertical three dots present on the right side of the name.
  • From the popup menu that shows up, tap on the single option ‘Remove’. Then, within the message box that comes up, choose the ‘Remove App’ option to get rid of this extension from the Gmail client.
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other unwanted plugins that are present.

Method 2: Remove the History, Cookies, and Caches from the Browser

When there are lots of history, cookies and the cache memory is full of various kinds of junk files, then you can get this Gmail temporary error 500. Therefore, the solution to resolve this problem is to clear all the unnecessary files present within the browser. To do that, just follow the steps that are there present beneath this paragraph.

  • First, launch the browser ‘Google Chrome’. Then, on the URL bar, type the following path “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData” and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  • This will open the ‘Settings’ page of the browser and then a popup message box comes up with the heading ‘Clear browsing data’.
  • Within this message box, there are two tabs. Among those two, choose the tab ‘Advanced’. Under that tab, choose the ‘Time Range’ from the drop-down menu. The best option to select is the ‘Last hour’ since option clear all the junk files present within the browser.
  • Next, put check marks mainly for the respective options ‘Browsing history’, ‘Download history’, ‘Cookies and other site data’, ‘Cached images and files’. You even select the other options also.
  • After the selection of the options is over, then choose the ‘Clear data’  button present at the extreme left of the message box.
  • Finally, quit and open the web browser once again.

Method 3: Configuration Settings for the Gmail Servers

If the configuration settings of the Gmail server are altered or malfunctioned somehow, then you can get this problem. The correct solution to eliminate the Gmail temporary error 500 is to set up the IMAP settings for Incoming Mail and the other one is the SMTP settings for the Outgoing Mail.

IMAP Settings for the Incoming Mail

In order to get email messages of the Gmail account on different devices, you will have to configure the IMAP settings for this email client. In order to do it, follow these substeps below.

  • First, type the following address – “imap.gmail.com” for the ‘Gmail IMAP’ server.
  • Next, for the username of the server ‘Gmail IMAP,’ provide the full email ID of your Gmail account which you have.
  • Even provide the password of the Gmail account.
  • If the account you have as the two-step authentication process, then provide the one-time password that came to your mobile.
  • Now, provide the following number – “993”, for the Gmail IMAP port.
  • Finally, choose the ‘Yes’ option for the field ‘TLS/SSL required’.

For Outgoing Mail Setup the Gmail SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) Server

If you want to send some email messages via the Gmail from a different mailing software, then give the details for by default instructions for the SMTP server.

  • First, provide the following address of the Gmail SMTP server, which is – “smtp.gmail.com”
  • Next, give the full email address of your Gmail account on the username section within ‘Gmail SMTP’ server.
  • Now, provide the password of your Gmail account on the password field.
  • The TLS port number of the Gmail SMTP server is 587.
  • SSL port number of this server is 465.
  • At last, select the ‘yes’ option for the field ‘Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL’.

Method 4: Procedures to Deactivate the Firewall and the Security Software

In this point, you will get an elaborate procedure to deactivate or disable both the Firewall and the default security software i.e ‘Windows Defender Security Center’.

Methods to Disable the Firewall

If the firewall blocks the Gmail website due to some reason, then you can face the 500 internal server error. Therefore, to easily rectify this problem, all you have to do is to deactivate the firewall of the computer. In order to do that, follow the steps beneath.

  • First, hit on the combination of ‘Windows + R’ keys altogether. This will launch a Run dialog box.
  • After that, within this window, go to the text box present just on the right side of the label ‘Open:’ and type the command “Control Panel”, then press ‘OK’. This opens a window that has the name ‘Control Panel’. In this window, all the settings of the computer are present.
  • Now, on this window, locate and then choose the ‘System and Security’ category. This launches a new page within this window, now navigate and click on the option ‘Windows Defender Firewall’
  • After that, on a new page which shows different options of the Firewall, go to the left panel and tap on the link ‘Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off’.
  • On the next page that comes up, select the ‘Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option under both the sections ‘Private network settings’ and ‘Public network settings’ respectively.
  • Lastly, hit the ‘OK’ button.

How to Turn off Windows Defender on Windows 10?

Windows Defender is a default security software that came with the Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 Operating Systems. This software is basically an anti-malware and virus software that is made to protect and eliminate any malicious programs from the computer. It gets regular virus database updates from Microsoft that can help to detect a new kind of malicious programs which may have crept into the system. But, sometimes this software can interrupt with the server communication or the browser which may give you the Gmail temporary error 500. So, in order to remove the error, follow the sub-steps below.

  • First, press both the ‘Windows + I’  keys simultaneously in order to open the ‘Windows Settings’ application.
  • When a new window comes up with a heading ‘Windows Settings’, then navigate to the lower end of this window and choose the ‘Update & Security’ category.
  • This will open a new page within this window only, where you need to go to the left panel of the page. Then, locate and select the ‘Windows Security’ option.
  • Now, another new page comes up here, move to the section ‘Protection areas’. Under this section, find and choose the ‘Virus & threat protection’ option having a ‘Shield’ icon on the front. Clicking this option brings up a new window called ‘Windows Defender’.
  • On this window, locate and choose the link that says ‘Virus & threat protection settings’.
  • Now, in the next page that comes up which has the same name as the link you have chosen on the last step, there will be three options ‘Real-time protection’, ‘Cloud-delivered protection’ and ‘Automatic sample submission’.
  • To disable the application ‘Windows Defender’ completely, toggle switches to the left in order to turn off the above three options.
  • At last, check to see if turning off the security software gives back this error or not.

Method 5: Permanently Disable Windows Defender

Here the steps to permanently disable the built-in security software Windows Defender. You just need to follow the steps as per the instructions provided, so read out the below section.

  • First, press the ‘Cortana Logo’ to open the search area of Windows. Next, within that area, type the text “registry editor” and tap on the ‘Enter’ key to initiate the search.
  • Next, from the output of this search, locate the ‘Registry Editor’ option and right-click on it. After that, from the popup menu, choose the ‘Run as Administrator’ option. This will open a new window that has a name ‘Registry Editor’.
  • Now, within this window, go to the left panel and double-click on the directory ‘HKEY_LOCAL-MACHINE’ to reveal its contents. Then, locate and double-click on the sub-directory ‘SOFTWARE’ to expand it.
  • After that, from the plethora of the sub-folders that are present within the ‘SOFTWARE’ directory, find the folder ‘Policies’ and double-click on it to show its content.
  • From the contents of this folder, navigate to the ‘Microsoft’ and then double-click on it to see its contents. Here, scroll down and choose the ‘Windows Defender’ folder.
  • Now, right-click on this folder and from the popup menu, hover the mouse pointer over the ‘New’ option. Next, from the sub-menu, select the ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’ option. This will put a new key on the right panel of the window.
  • Go to the right pane and right-click on the new key to choose the ‘Rename’ option from the popup menu. Give the name ‘DisableAntiSpyware’ to this new key.
  • Double-click on the newly created DWORD key file to open a dialog box that has a name ‘Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value’. In this dialog box, go to the ‘Value data:’ section and alter the number from ‘0’ to ‘1’. This will disable the Windows Defender.
  • Tap on the ‘OK’ button and close the ‘Registry Editor’ window.
  • Finally, reboot the computer. When the machine boots up the next time, then the new key will get active and the security software will become inactive.


You can fix the Gmail temporary error 500 efficiently and effectively if you follow a single point (or all of them) out of the several others that are present in the previous section. Now, even after following all the points on the above section, still you are unable to correct this error, then do not worry at all. Simply provide the details about the problem that you have faced on the comment section present at the bottom of this page. Our professionals will try to provide an apt solution to your issue.

Maria Colombo
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