Sending limits

Google has a number of sending limits in place to prevent abuse:

  • Users can send mail to 2,000 external recipients per day
  • Google Apps for Business and Education
  • Google Apps (free) is limited to 500 external recipients per day

An individual message can be sent to a maximum of 500 recipients at one time.

Note: No limits to number of messages sent to internal recipients.


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Tips to handle sending limits:

  • Send same message from multiple users
    • 2 users can send same message to 4,000 external recipients
  • Stagger messages over 2 days
  • Create a group for mass mailings
    • Message sent to a groups counts as 1 message
  • Consider using Google Groups -