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The sending limit in Gmail indicates the maximum number of emails you can send in Gmail everyday. Google implemented this to offer Gmail users a spam-free and safe user experience.
If you are a marketer or a sales rep using Google workspace (G Suite) or standard Gmail account for outreach, you might need to know how many emails you can send to your prospects every day.
In this blog post, let’s look at the Gmail sending limits so you can make an informed decision as a marketer. We have also included error message troubleshooting and listed the best alternatives to scale your outreach email campaigns.
Gmail’s email sending limit from a regular account or a Google Workspace trial account is 500 emails per day. With a Google Workspace paid account, the daily sending limit per user account is 2000 emails per day.
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Besides the daily sending limit, there are some minute differences between Gmail account and Google Workspace. Let’s take a close look to understand better:
Gmail email sending limit per day: 500 recipients or emails
The free Gmail account offers you 500 emails or recipients, which means the maximum number of recipients you can reach out to in a day is limited to 500. It means you can send a single email to 500 recipients or 5 emails to 100 recipients each.
The sending limit is not set apart by a specific time in a day, rather it is applied over a rolling 24-hour time period.
Email sending limit per day: 2000
Recipient limit per day: 10000
Each individual email address in Google Workspace (G Suite) is considered in every email sent. It means if you send 10 emails to 30 recipients each, it will be counted as 300 recipients.
Although the g suite email limit per day is 10000, if you send 2000 emails to 2000 individuals, you can’t send email to the other 8000 recipients in the next 24 hours. To bypass the sending limit and reach all the 10000 recipients, you can send 2000 emails to 5 recipients each using the ‘CC’ and ‘BCC’ fields.
Important Note: All the email addresses entered in the ‘To’, ‘CC’, and ‘BCC’ fields are counted as individual recipients per message.
If you use Gmail app in mobile, the same sending limits apply as the sending limit for Gmail in web browser. And in the case of Gmail for mobile apps in IMAP, SMTP sending limits are applicable.
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This simply means you have exhausted your daily quota of sending emails. You should be able to send emails again in 1-24 hours.
Pro Tip: To avoid this error, create a Google Group of all your recipients and send the messenger to the group’s email address.
There are two probable causes:
Always cross check your recipient’s email address and weed out disabled accounts to ensure high deliverability.
"The user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that prevents additional messages from being delivered."
You might receive the above-mentioned Gmail error message when you send too many emails to a recipient within a short time span. Try communicating with the particular recipient in another way.
Google implemented sending limits to offer Gmail users a spam free experience and restrain exploitations. Many spammers find loopholes around spam laws (CAN-SPAM act, GDPR, etc.) to take advantage of Gmail users.
Gmail restricts the number of email addresses you can add as recipients and limits sending emails to 500 a day to keep data and accounts safe and give users a spam free experience.
If you exhaust your Gmail email sending limit per day, the Gmail account you are using might get temporarily suspended. To stay safe, it’s best if you don’t cross your Gmail daily email limit, as it might hamper email deliverability rates and reduce sender reputation and domain reputation.
Using Gmail with IMAP or POP clients, the maximum number of recipients can be 100 people at a time. It also includes emails sent through smtp-relay.gmail.com or smtp.gmail.com.
If your Gmail account gets suspended, you may see the error – “550 5.4.5 Daily sending quota exceeded.”
This happens when sent emails bounce back and/or if a large number of sent emails remain undelivered. This can also happen if you add too many nonexistent email addresses.
So, it’s best to verify the email addresses of your recipients before adding them to the mailing list (email list).
In case of account suspension, Google reactivates your account within 24 hours.
Smartlead ensures you always land in your prospect’s inbox with unlimited sender email accounts. You can send mass emails without worrying about Gmail sending limits and scale your business with AI personalization.
You can send email warmups with AI-personalization fields. Smartlead offers high-deliverability IP servers exclusive to each campaign and lets you connect all your email addresses.
It’s easier to personalize your outgoing messages with the mail merge feature in Smartlead. Also, it offers a master inbox so you get a 360 view of all your customer messages.
You can set up custom conditional email triggers and automate the entire follow-up process for your cold email campaigns. This will help you get back to your prospects' queries instantly and book 7x more meetings. You can track email open rates, response rates, and click-through rates of your bulk email marketing campaigns.
If you exceed the daily email sending limit on Gmail, your Gmail account may get suspended from sending emails for a period of 24 hours. This suspension occurs with a specific error message that reads: "550 5.4. 5 Daily sending quota exceeded."
During this suspension, you won't be able to send any emails from your Gmail account, and any attempts to do so will result in the error message mentioned above.
You can increase the sending limit by subscribing to a paid Google Workspace account. Once your domain has paid at least USD 100 (or equivalent) and 60 days have passed since reaching that payment threshold, your sending limits will automatically increase.
Yes, there are attachment and file size limits in Gmail. You can send attachments up to 25 MB in total. If your files exceed this limit, Gmail will provide a Google Drive link instead of including them as attachments.
Yes, there are many alternatives for sending a large number of emails. If you are sending emails to people who have consented to receiving emails from you, use email marketing tools like Mailchimp and Brevo. If you are sending cold emails to strangers, use cold email tools like Smartlead.
The standard Gmail accounts allow you to send 500 emails daily. You can send more than 500 emails a day on Gmail with Google Workspace subscription. It allows you to send up to 2000 emails a day to 10000 email recipients.
Yes, you can send 100 emails at once in Gmail. A standard Gmail account limits you to sending 500 emails (with a maximum 100 email addresses in one email) in a 24-hour window.
You can send 1000 emails at a time in Gmail with a Google Workspace paid account.
Yes, a standard Gmail account has a limit of 500 emails in a 24-hour window and Google Workspace subscription allows you to send 2000 messages per day.
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