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Gmail Sending Limits: All you need to know [Updated]5 minutes read

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

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What is the daily Gmail email limit for sending mass emails?

Gmail officially claims that with a regular Gmail account you can send 500 emails/day. And with paid services like G suite or Office 365, you can send over 2,000 emails/day. However, there is a small difference between Gmail and G suite account. Let’s understand it one by one.

1) Gmail Account

Messages/Recipients per day – 500

With the Gmail account, you will get 500 limit either emails or recipients. For example, you can send 1 email to 500 recipients or 10 emails to 50 recipients each.

2) G suite work user

Messages per day – 2000

Recipients per day – 10000

G suite work accounts are basically used for business purposes where Individual email addresses are considered in every mail sent; 10 emails sent to 20 addresses count as 200 recipients. So if you send 2000 individual emails to individual 2000 recipients then you can’t send a further email to the remaining 8000 recipients because you have reached messages limit which is 2000. So in extreme cases, you can send 1 email to 5 recipients including CC and BCC to cover all 2000 message limits and 10000 recipients limit. (Note: Gmail BCC limit per day – All addresses in the To, CC, and BCC fields are included in the count of recipients per message and hence an addition in anyone the given fields will affect the daily recipient limit)

Beware of Account Suspension!

Note that, if the Gmail email sending limit is surpassed in any way, then your Gmail account may get temporarily suspended with the error.

We recommend that you do not cross your Gmail email sending limits as it may hamper your domain reputation and decrease your email deliverability.

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If you access Gmail via POP or IMAP clients, you can send an email to a maximum of 100 people at a time. This also includes email sent through smtp-relay.gmail.com or smtp.gmail.com servers. If you surpass 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 emails bounce back or if you send a large number of undeliverable emails. This happens when email addresses are nonexistent or broken email addresses that bounce back as failed delivery. You can always verify email addresses before adding them to your mailing list. Moreover, when you associate non-Gmail addresses with your Gmail account, the original account’s message limits are applied.

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

In the case of disabled accounts, you will get your account reactivated by Google in 24 hours. Google, as per their program policies, may disable your Gmail account permanently if you don’t check your Gmail email address for a period of nine months.

How SalesHandy Mail Merge is different in sending mass emails from Gmail?

Gmail allows you to send mass email only to your Gmail contacts. While SalesHandy allows you to upload a CSV file of your recipients to send mass emails from Gmail. You will get insights of your email campaigns like open rate, response rate, and link tracking. SalesHandy Mail merge feature allows a Gmail user to send an email to 5000 recipients at a time but we recommend that you do not cross your daily sending limits if you’re Gmail user. Although, if your email client allows doing so, you can send 5000 emails using SalesHandy.

How to efficiently use SalesHandy’s Daily Limit Quota?

Now with the latest update of SalesHandy, you can send up to 5000 emails daily. Google provides a daily sending limit of 500 emails to its Gmail user and 2000 emails to its Gsuite users. We recommend that you do not cross your daily sending limits as it may hamper your domain reputation and decrease your email deliverability.

Although, if your email client allows doing so, you can send 5000 emails using SalesHandy within a few clicks.

Does paying for SalesHandy mail merge feature allows extending the Gmail sending limits?

Even if you pay for the SalesHandy mail merge feature, it doesn’t help to extend the Gmail sending limits. The Gmail email sending limit per day has been decided by Google, not by us or any other organization. SalesHandy neither helps to extend sending limits nor does it imposes any restrictions. SalesHandy merely allows a user to send an email to 200 recipients at a time after every 3 hours, If Gmail sending limit exceeds, you can send an email from the SalesHandy server up to 1600 recipients/day.

Please do share any updates or queries you have with us in the comment.

By Dhruv Patel

A marketer, people person, SaaS enthusiast, hustler & growth hacker. Always smiling & ready for help. Co-founder at @SalesHandy

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