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Google Forms Server Rejected Error (How to Fix It in 2024)

In this article, we cover several solutions to help you troubleshoot the Google Forms "Server Rejected" error. Read on to learn more.

What Does Server Rejected Mean on Google Forms?

The "Server Rejected" error in Google Forms usually indicates a problem with submitting information or uploading a file through the form, due to limitations or restrictions set by the server. It suggests that the server hosting the form may be unable to process the submission as requested.

How to Troubleshoot Google Forms Server Rejected Error

Below we outline some possible causes on why you may be encountering the "server rejected" error in Google Forms and how to troubleshoot it: 

1. Check File Upload Settings (If Applicable)

Make sure the file you're trying to upload doesn't exceed the Google Forms size limit for attachments. Ensure the form is set up to accept the type of file you're trying to upload. The form creator can specify allowed file types.

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2. Internet Connection

A weak or unstable internet connection can cause this error. Try submitting the form using a more stable connection or switch to a different network.

3. Browser Issues

Sometimes, the browser's cache and cookies can cause issues with form submission. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies. Ensure your browser is up to date. An outdated browser might have compatibility issues with Google Forms.

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You can also open an incognito window in your browser and try submitting the form there. If it works, an extension or browser setting may be causing the issue. 

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4. Google Account Issues

There could be a temporary glitch with your Google account. Try signing out and then signing back into your account. If possible, try submitting the form using a different Google account.

5. Form Settings and Permissions

There might be restrictions set by the form creator, or the form might have been modified or closed. Contact the form's creator to ensure it's still accepting responses and you have permission to submit.

6. Disable VPN/Proxy

If you're using a VPN or proxy, try disabling it. Google Forms might have issues processing requests that come through these services.

7. Contact Support

If none of the methods above work, consider reaching out to Google's support or the form's creator for further assistance.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding on how to fix the Google Forms "Server Rejected" error. If you enjoyed this article, you might also want to check out our inventory template for Google Forms and our article on how to connect Docusign to Google Forms.

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