Mailbox Full

If you get any of the messages listed below, this means the recipient’s mailbox is full and cannot receive any additional messages. The three-digit code associated with this error is usually 552. If this is the case, please let the person know by other means (telephone, Facebook or any other form of contact), so he or she can delete old messages and spam and solve the problem. This is a good example of why saying “the message I sent to you bounced back” doesn’t help the recipient, as he or she won’t know why; but saying “hey, your mailbox is full, you must delete some messages” will help him or her to solve the issue.

Mailbox is full

Disk quota exceeded

User is over the quota. You can try again later.

The recipient’s mailbox is full and can’t accept messages now.

Mailbox limit exceeded while appending message

Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.