# Troubleshooting

If you have trouble receiving articles on your Kindle device or app, please make a note of

  1. The Kindle email address you're sending to (ends in @kindle.com or @free.kindle.com)
  2. The email address you're sending from.

Once you have those, go over the following list.

# 1. Are your articles appearing in 'Pending Deliveries' or 'Personal Documents' on the Manage Your Kindle page?

If they appear in these lists, your articles are reaching your Amazon account via our service. If they appear but you still cannot find them on your Kindle, check the points below.

If they do not appear in these lists, check point 4.

# 2. Is the Kindle address the right one associated with your device?

Each device gets its own unique address, so if, for example, you use the Kindle iPad application and a Kindle Paperwhite, you will have two Kindle email addresses. Make sure the address you're sending to is the one associated with the device you're using to receive those articles. See the e-mail address page.


If you have archiving enabled on your Amazon account, you will be able to access articles sent to one of your other devices, but these may not show up automatically on your home screen.

# 3. Is your Kindle device connected to a Wi-Fi/3G network?

You will not be able to access articles sent to your Kindle address if your device is not connected to a wireless network.

If the address you're sending to ends in @free.kindle.com and is associated with a 3G Kindle device, you should make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, and not 3G, to receive the article.

# 4. Is the send from address listed in your 'Approved Personal Document E-Mail List'

Amazon only accepts articles to your Kindle account if they arrive from an address in your 'approved' list. So check that the address you're sending from appears in this list - and add it if it doesn't. We have instructions on how to do this on the e-mail address page.

# 5. Check your spam folder for emails from Amazon

In some cases your documents reach your Amazon Kindle account, but Amazon can't process them. In these situations you should get an automatic reply from Amazon with more information identifying the problem. Some users report that these emails get caught by their spam filters, so make sure you check your spam folder when you have trouble sending.

# 6. Can you send documents directly to your Send-to-Kindle email address?

Push to Kindle process web articles and send the resulting e-book files on your behalf to your Amazon Kindle's Send-to-Kindle address. If you suspect the issue may be with our service, rather than Amazon's end, an easy way to check is to email a small Word or PDF document as an attachment directly to your @kindle.com address (ie. not through Push to Kindle).

If these show up on your Kindle, try using our Push to Kindle web app (opens new window) and in the download panel click 'EPUB' to save the EPUB file to your computer. Then email the EPUB file as an attachment as you did before and see if that shows up.

If these steps work for you, and you've checked that your email addresses have been configured in the Push to Kindle app correctly (remember sending directly to your Kindle account uses your regular e-mail address as the 'Send From' address), then you can contact us at help@fivefilters.org for additional support.