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G Suite Restrictions Set by Google for Seamless Service

Limits are set by Google in order to protect Google servers and provide uninterrupted service.

G Suite Restrictions Set by Google for Seamless Service

 

G Suite Restrictions

 

To keep the system healthy and secure Google has set some restriction on emails. The restrictions imposed by Google is helping in maintaining better server performance and giving users 99.9% guaranteed uptime on their mailing solution.

 

Below are the limits set by Google.

 

Sending Limit

 

if your users exceed an email sending limit, the user will see an error message, such as:

  • You have reached a limit for sending an email.

  • You reached a Gmail sending limit.

  • You exceeded the maximum recipients.

After reaching the limits, a user can not send new mail for up to 24 hours. However, the user can still login to G Suite account and receive incoming email. After Suspension period, sending limits will be automatically reset and the user can resume sending mail.

Limit type

Limit

Mail sending per day

2,000 (500 for trial accounts)

Messages auto-forwarded

10,000

Auto-forward, Account filters that automatically forward mail

20

Recipients per message including all fields(To, Cc & Bcc) of a single email

2,000 (500 external)

Recipients per message sent through SMTP (by POP or IMAP users) or the Gmail API

Addresses in the including all fields(To, Cc & Bcc) of a single email. Includes email sent using smtp-relay.gmail.com or smtp.gmail.com

100

Total recipients per day email count each time a message is sent

10,000

External email recipients per day

3,000

Unique recipients per day

Each email address (each unique recipient) counts only one time per day:

  • 1 emails sent to 5 different addresses count as 5 unique recipients

  • 5 emails sent to 1 address count as 1 unique recipient*

3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)

 

Bandwidth Limit On POP/IMAP & WEB

 

G suite has some data downloading limit using POP & IMAP protocols in order to maintain the server health. Google has set the bandwidth limit on both protocols.

 

Bandwidth limits:

Limit

Per Hour

Per Day

Downloading with web client

750MB

1250MB

Upload with web client includes emails sent through Gmail SMTP

300MB

750MB

 

 

POP and IMAP bandwidth limits:

Limit

Per day

Download with IMAP

2500 MB

Download with POP

1250 MB

Upload with IMAP

500 MB

 

If you reach this limit you will not receive any mail in your mail client. However, you can send the mail. This limit will reset after 24 hours automatically or you can reset the affected ID from admin panel.

 

Email receiving limits

Google limits the number of emails, users can receive per minute, Per hour, and Per day. If an account reaches the limit, a user will not be able to receive any new email and may experience general account problems, like slow searching. All incoming mails bounce back to the sender.

Receiving limits:

Email size limit: User can receive emails of up to 50MB.

Per Minutes

Per Hours

Per Day

60

3600

86400

 

Note: User cannot send file attachments larger than 25MB. To send more than 25MB file use Google Drive. If your file size is more than 25 MB, Gmail automatically adds a Google Drive link in the email instead of including it as an attachment.

 

If the user reaches this limit, mail receiving will be suspended by Google and this suspension will be up to 24 Hours after which ID will be reset and receiving will be resumed. After an account reset, the user cannot recover the emails which have been sent during the suspension period.

 

Sync Limit

 

G Suite have set some limits on the amount of bandwidth for syncing accounts. See the Bandwidth limits.  

Limits are set up. If you are using any of these clients:

  • Android Gmail app

  • Google Sync clients (using the Microsoft Exchange)

  • G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook clients

  • Gmail Offline app for Google Chrome

The actions of clients and services using IMAP, have the bandwidth limit. See the Bandwidth limits.

Storage Limit

Each G Suite user will get 30 GB storage for free. This storage is divided between Google Photos, Gmail & Google Drive. If you are reaching the limit or if your storage is full, users can purchase additional storage or delete some data.

A user will get unlimited storage with G Suite Enterprise, Business, or Education edition. If the user has 5 or more users license or 1 TB of storage for 4 or less, Drive Enterprise edition also does not have storage quotas but is charged based on storage used.

Note: If your storage is full, mail sending and receiving will be stopped until the storage is updated.

 

Group Limit

 

There is no limit, However, a user can be the owner of at most 1,000 groups. If a group is created by any user, then ownership will get assigned on his/her ID automatically. However, users can change or revoke their ownership at any time, so it's possible for a user to create any number of groups.

 

In G Suite editions there is no specific limit on group members. However, there is some limit set on group mail sending/receiving.

 

Message Limit

Type

Description

Limit

Total recipients per group

Number of recipients a single group can send mail to

6,200,000 per hour

Total external recipients per group

A single group can send to Number of external recipients

50,000 per day

Total external recipients per domain

All groups in your domain can send to Number of external recipients

100,000 per day

Total inbound emails per group

Number of emails a group can accept

300 per 5 minutes

Total message size

Total gigabytes (GB) a single group can send

2.4 GB per hour

Total Number of messages per sender to any one specific group

Number of emails anyone sender can send to anyone specific group

1,800 per hour

Total Number of messages per internal sender, for all groups in your domain

Number of emails from a single internal sender to all groups within your domain

18,000 per hour

Total Number of messages per external sender, for all groups in your domain

Number of email from a single external sender to all groups within your domain

1,800 per hour

* External recipients are recipients that are outside of your G Suite account.

** Limit is calculated as an approximate total, for all groups in a single domain.

 

Group Member and Size

Group invitation and size limits only apply to a group member who is joining using the web interface or action were taken on the web interface. Admin of domain can add more members to a group using the Google Admin Console. (recipient limit apply on group member)

 

Type

Description

Limit

Joins per day

A single user can join the maximum number of groups in a day

30 per day

Creations per week

A single user can create the maximum number of groups in a week

5 per week

External member additions at one time

Using the web interface, the maximum number of external members that can be added at one time

10 per session

External member additions per day, per group

The number of external members can be added to a single group in a day

100 per day, per group

External member invitations per day, per group

The number of external members can be invited to a single group in a day

500 per day, per group

* External recipients - The recipients that are outside of your domain.

Note: These limits are lower for G Suite trial user.

 

Membership Limit

Type

Description

Limit

Direct membership

A single user can be a direct member of a group

Note: This limitation also applies to Groups. i.e, single Group can be a direct member of 2,000 Groups.

2,000

Combined direct and indirect membership

A single user can be a direct or indirect member of a group

Note: This limitation also applies to Groups. i.e, single Group can be a direct or indirect member of 5,000 Groups.

5,000

***Most important is Google can reset the value of these limits without notice to protect its infrastructure and server.









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