Gmail's email sending limit in Google Workspace

Gmail Sending Limit is the maximum number of emails you can send in a day. It prevents senders from spamming too many emails in a day. It is determined from a few factors that we will discuss in this blog. It is necessary to keep track of all these factors to get the most out of your Gmail account.

What is the daily Gmail email limit for bulk emailing?

Gmail officially states that with a regular Gmail account, you can send 500 emails/day. And with a Google app account, you can send 2,000 emails/day. However, there is a slight difference between Gmail and Google app accounts. Let's understand each one.

Regular Gmail account users are only allowed to send 500 emails per day. If you use a gmail account under a Google workspace, school or Workspace Individual domain, you can only send 2,000 emails per day.

1) For personal Gmail account

Send and receive every day — 500

With a Gmail account, you will receive a limit of 500 emails or recipients. For example, you can send 1 email to 500 recipients or 10 emails to 50 recipients each.

2) For Google workspace premium account

Maximum number of gmail messages sent per day: 2000

Maximum mail received per day: 10000

Details of Gmail sending limit

Limit typeLimit
Maximum messages per day
Daily sending limit per user account*
  • 2,000
  • 1,500 for multi-send
  • 500 for trial accounts
Messages auto-forwarded
Messages automatically forwarded to another account, not included in the daily sending limit
10,000
Auto-forward mail filters
Account filters that automatically forward mail
20
Recipients per message
Addresses in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of a single email*
2,000 total per message
(maximum of 500 external recipients )
Recipients per message sent via SMTP (by POP or IMAP users) or the Gmail API
Addresses in the BigCc, and Bcc fields of a single email. Includes email sent using smtp-relay.gmail.com or smtp.gmail.com*
100
Total recipients per day
Email addresses (recipients) count each time a message is sent; 5 emails sent to 10 addresses count as 50 recipient totals.*
  • 10,000
  • 1,500 for multi-send
External recipients per day
Email addresses outside your primary domain, including domain aliases and alternate domains
3,000
Unique recipients per day
Each email address (each unique recipient) counts only once per day:

  • 5 emails sent to 10 different addresses count as 10 unique recipients*
  • 5 emails sent to a single address count as 1 unique recipient*
  • 3,000
  • 2,000 external
  • 500 external for trial accounts

*Applies to internal and external recipients

Google apps work accounts are basically used for business purposes where Personal email addresses are considered in every message sent; 10 emails sent to 20 addresses count as 200 recipients. So if you send 2000 individual emails to 2000 individual recipients then you cannot send more emails to the remaining 8000 recipients because you have already reached the message limit of 2000. So in extreme case you can send 1 email to 5 recipients including Cc and Bcc to cover all limit of 2000 messages and limit of 10000 recipients. (Note: Gmail BCC limit per day — All addresses in the To, CC, and BCC fields are included in the number of recipients per message, and thus adding any of the the given field will affect the daily recipient limit)

Beware of account suspension!

Note that if you exceed Gmail's email sending limit in any way, your Gmail account may be suspended in error.

We recommend that you don't exceed Gmail's email delivery limit as that can hamper your domain's reputation and reduce your email deliverability.

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If you access Gmail via a POP or IMAP client, you can email up to 100 people at a time. This also includes email sent via smtp-relay.gmail.com or smtp.gmail.com servers. If you exceed the limit, your account may be suspended for a day with the error — “550 5.4.5 Daily sending quota exceeded.”

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Google may temporarily disable your account if your sent email bounces or if you send a large number of undeliverable emails. This occurs when the email address does not exist or the damaged email address bounces due to a failed delivery. You can always verify email addresses before adding them to your mailing list. Additionally, when you link non-Gmail addresses to your Gmail account, the original account's mail limit applies.

When you use the Gmail mobile app in Google Sync mode, the sending limits are the same as when you use Gmail in a web browser.

In case your account is disabled, your account will be reactivated by Google after 24 hours. Google, according to their program policy, may permanently disable your Gmail account if you do not check your Gmail email address within a nine-month period.

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