Aweber Test Email Error

Before an email gets sent out to my subscribers, I’ll always send myself a test email to make sure the formatting is okay and that the links are working properly.

A couple of days ago, when I tried to do this within Aweber, an error message appeared saying that too many test messages had already been sent out from this account and that I had to wait 6 seconds before another one could be sent.

6 seconds! I almost laughed to myself. Alright, so after the 6 seconds had gone past I tried again, and again the same error message appeared!

This time I waited a few minutes but when trying again, the same error message appeared. Very frustrating.

Anyhow, I didn’t bother with it anymore thinking that it was maybe a glitch in the system and that tomorrow everything should be okay. Lo and behold, the next day the same error message appeared. I didn’t bother trying it a few times but emailed Aweber’s support. They responded promptly with the following advice:


Have you tried clearing out your cache and restarting your browser? If not, please do so now. If the problem persists, please let us know!”

I don’t like to clear out my browser cache because doing so will remove all the stored website logins. To get around this I deleted just the “aweber” cookies.

To my great joy, when next sending out a test message, no error message appeared 🙂

To remove the Aweber cookies, do the following:

Firefox browser

  • Go to Tools > Options
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Click on the “remove individual cookies” link
  • In the Cookies window, type in “aweber” in the Search field
  • Highlight all the aweber cookies and click on the Delete Cookie button

Internet Explorer browser

  • Go to Tools > Internet Options
  • In the Browsing History section, click on the Settings button
  • Click on the View Files button
  • In the search field, type in “aweber”
  • Delete all the aweber cookies

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