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Android Lollipop - "Couldn't send attachment"

jkee 4,967 2,060 November 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM
I just updated my android phone to lollipop and now find myself continually haunted by the ghost of an email that failed to send a few months ago with a notification that says "Couldn't send attachment" and the subject of the message on the second line. I searched the web and have found almost nothing useful, anybody have any ideas?

It was about 4 months ago that I created an email with several photos from the photos app and sent it or at least tried to, it acted like it worked but I realized it didn't when I was looking at sent mail. The message would have been close to the size limit for gmail. I was in one of those locations where my phone would constantly jump between towers and disrupt internet traffic when I sent it. I figured it might not go through until I had a better connection. I don't remember if I could see it in my outbox or if it just disappeared (if I could see it I'm sure I at least tried to deleted it). Now, 4 months later after updating to lollipop, I find my phone haunted by constant errors about this ghost email which doesn't show up in my drafts or outbox and whose attachments have been deleted as android now bitches when you have less than about 1GB of free space.

I haven't rooted my phone but I could. Is there a particular file or sqlite db that needs an exorcism? Should I just delete the gmail app and all it's data and re-install it? Can I fix it over ADB somehow?



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In case anybody else has a similar problem, I cleared the app's cache and data and that seems to have fixed it.
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