Gmail Sending Limit for Mail Merge

Have loved using your mail merge template.  The last couple of days it says that I have reached the amount of times that I can use in a day in a error message.  I hadn’t used it for several days and have made sure not to have a list close to 500 contacts to send.

Google support said that they believe the number that can be sent to now is 100/ day.  Have you heard anything or know if this is a glitch?

I tried today and it stopped at 83 sent on a list of 323.

Thanks again and I look forward to your feedback.

Andrew Wilcox

  • Amit Agarwal

    Google has changed the daily email quota for free Gmail and Google Apps accounts. The previous limit was 500 emails per day but not that has been reduced to 100 per day.

    The quota for the number of email recipients for scripts running from consumer ( or free Google Apps for Your Domain accounts has been reduced from 500 to 100 per day. The quota for paid Google Apps accounts has not been changed.

    See the page for more.

  • Amit Agarwal

    Christopher Currie writes:

    We have Google Apps for Education, which has the same services and functionality as Google Apps for Business, and we were recently cut back to 100 emails per day, also.

    I opened a ticket with Google Apps support and the support agent and then a specialist looked at the script, but couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t allowing more mail.

    I suspect that Google changed something in their protocols that Amit’s script is tripping on, but I don’t have the technical knowledge to pursue it. (Apparently, neither do some of the folks at Google itself.)

    It’s too bad, because the script is useless to us now, and it served us so well for the past few years.

    There’s a new Premium Edition of Mail Merge that lets you send mails to a large group using a simple workaround. It splits the job in batches and executes one batch per day so you never exceed the quota.

  • Christopher Currie

    That’s interesting. My client has Google Apps for Education, which at least at one time was identical to Google Apps for Business, except that is was provided free to non-profit organizations like schools as a public service by Google. I wonder if this means that Google is cutting back on its service offering to schools and non-profits, or whether this is a mistake.

  • Amit Agarwal

    The daily sending quota for Google Apps for Education, Government and Non-Profits is still 1500 email recipients per day. You can use the MailApp.GetRemainingDailyQuota() inside the script editor to know your existing quota.

  • rege1

    Yes, I confirmed what you said by sending a mail-merged message to a small mailing list for a different Google Apps for Education client, and at the end of the transmission it indicated I had almost 1500 emails left in my daily sending limit. Thus, there seems to be a problem with the way my other client’s account is set up, and I’ll need to troubleshoot that with Google separately.

  • Marcus Badach

    Hi Amit, so glad to find this forum :-) please help me… I have a business who uses the google apps standard edition (Pre Dec 2012) all is 100% but as the company grows I am not sure if I should rather upgrade and start paying (not for the user numbers) but the SLA if something happens AND most importantly the email send limits…I have read and read but cannot see the difference between daily limits for a standard account vs a business account… We have a leads email box that receives about 500 + (and growing) per day and autoforwards to our servers… is it worth paying for business or staying on Standard, I do not want to waste money but also do not want to be penny wise and pound foolish :-)

  • Amit Agarwal

    Are you talking about the limits of Gmail or Mail Merge through Gmail? In Mail Merge, the mails are sent through Google Apps Script and they have a different daily quota.

  • Marcus Badach

    Limits in Standard Gmail Google Apps… not merge, daily sending / receiving and auto forwards for (could a thousand+) mails a day for one of the boxes…. I am basically not sure whether it is worth upgrading to business when we have the standard edition

  • Amit Agarwal

    The daily limit for regular Google account is 500 and it would obviously be more for premier Google Apps accounts. The exact number is unknown though.

  • Marcus Badach

    And the autoforwards ? for Free accounts?

  • Amit Agarwal

    Not sure of any limit on auto-forward but there could be one for high usage.

  • Marcus Badach

    Thanks Amit as a small business relying on google for all mail would you upgrade to business or stay on the standard plan?

  • ocam

    Hey Amit

    Can you adjust the time that the MailMerge is sent out? Yesware has a similar feature but only for single emails rather than bulk blasts.



  • Gary DiGrazia

    Amit – I’m getting an error message “Please fill in all field” when all the field are filled in. What’s my next move my friend? Thank you.

  • Scott

    Hmm . . . just sent out my first mailmerge, but it stopped at 48. I’ve checked my other gmail but there’s only about 5 been sent today. Could there be further restrictions or is it likely to be something else? Thanks

  • Keith P.

    I just paid for premium, when do i actually get upgraded to premium?

  • Amit Agarwal

    You’ll get an email in your inbox with all the details.

  • Keith P.

    Wonderful. Now I have another issue. The emails are stopping at 120. My other company has had the same service for weeks (premium) and they are able to send 500 emails per day. How can I change mine to be more?

  • Amit Agarwal

    The limit is 100 per day for free Gmail accounts. If you are a paid Google Apps user, the limit is 1500 per day but this limit is only upgraded if you have 5+ users on Google Apps or if your Google Apps account is couple of months old.

  • Burgermac M

    How to insert HTML into the message body please? (I have created the HTML code via the HTML link but don’t kow how to get the standard message body to use it.) Hope you can help asap.

  • Amit Agarwal

    You can copy-paste the HTML code directly in the spreadsheet.

  • Burgermac M

    Thx, Mate. (I shold’ve checked your good video first again! :)

  • Santu Kashi

    I used mail merge yesterday with 22 messages left. Today I login and thedaily limit is not updated back to 100. it still says 22. How to solve this? please help

  • Amit Agarwal

    The limit resets after 24 hours.

  • Matt Watkins

    Just following up.. I have the free version – looking to get the Premium one but on my account it only lets lets me send 50 per day.. But a colleague can send 100 a day.. same email server, same everything… Thoughts here?

  • Amit Agarwal

    The limit is 100 recipients per day. So if you cc or bcc another address, your total message limit would be halved.

  • Matt Watkins

    Gotcha!! Makes sense… thank you!

  • Keith

    Is the mail merge down? I have been trying all day and it will not work – I have been using it for weeks just fine…

  • kee357

    i have a business gmail acct and my daily
    quota was 1500 until recently. now it tells me that my quota is 200/day. my
    co-workers still enjoy 1500 for some reason.

    google tells me it is the add on. i have
    removed and reinstalled “yet another mail merge” with no success.

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • kee357

    in short, has gmail reduced mail merge quotas from 1500 to 200? or is something else going on?

  • Crebs-Designs Jan

    Hi Amit, is there a way to activate the 1,500 limit even if the account is less than 2 months? Also, is that automatically set by Google after 2 months or do we have to update something in the settings?

  • Amit Agarwal

    This is something Google support can answer.

  • kee357

    Basically, I want to know if Yet Another Mail Merge starts you off with a 1500 send limit the reduces it to 200?



  • Kimyung Kim

    i just paid to sign up and didn’t get the 1500 credits, only the 100. What’s up with that?

  • Amit Agarwal

    It takes a few billing cycles before Google will up you limit to 1500 messages per day.

  • Kimyung Kim

    so i’m at 100 until then?

  • Chris C

    I tried MailMerge (free version of Gmail) & liked it,but 1 day I tried to send more emails (many days after my last send). When it ran scripts it said I couldn’t send any more, but then sent >100 empty emails (the draft wasn’t attached because I didn’t have a chance to select it). What did I do wrong or is this a glitch.

  • Vineet Arora

    Hi Amit, We have purchased a domain and a user and are trying to buy Google apps for work, where we can send 1500 mailers per day through “yet Another Mail Merge” but not able to do so.

    Pl guide the steps involved to get the same.


    Vineet Arora

  • Amit Agarwal

    When you buy a premium Google Apps, Google will wait for a few billing cycles before upping your quota.

  • ravi

    You have reached a limit for sending mail choose google mail but truly 500 mails not rechead plz sugetion

  • gary


    I am looking to purchase the premium version

    do I need to specify which gmail account I what ot ouse it with

    can the purchase be used for more than one gmail account?

  • Amit Agarwal

    You can use with all the Gmail accounts that you own.

  • Megan

    I just tried the free version for the first time. It said I reached the limit (100/day) but it looks like it only made it through about 50 of the contacts. I just saw the answer to Matt below: “The limit is 100 recipients per day. So if you cc or bcc another address, your total message limit would be halved.”. bummer, but now I know.

  • Amit Agarwal

    Yes, the limit is 100 “recipients” per day so a CC is a separate email.

  • Dan Lineaweaver

    Just run… Run from Google as fast as you can. I just took a client off of Google Apps for Work to Office 365’s Online Exchange offering over these Gmail (and even more limited SMTP) sending limitations. $4 monthly for a huge mailbox – similar service to Google’s Gmail offering – but with 10,000 recipient limits, no waiting period on allowed senders, and it doesn’t matter what sending method you use (whether you are online or using SMTP). Google has SO MANY “hidden” policies, built-in delays, etc. that it’s just unusable. Even if you pay them, they still limit you for extended periods, and they NEVER lift the 99 recipients per message on SMTP mail. Google is non-competitive and, for lack of a better phrase, they just suck now. (Go figure that Microsoft turned out to be a superior solution with a LOT less pain!)


    hi, somebody from internet told limit is of 4060 per day. is it country specific

  • Dinesh

    my mail merge is not working it shows a pic of envelope with 0 in it, while checked the credit i have 100 mails for the day

  • Maitrin Team

    I used mail merge yesterday with 0 messages left. But the email limit did not reset after 24 hours. Why is it so? Please help.

  • Guest

    Hi Amit,

    I purchased the Individual $24/year plan but they havent given us more access. What are we supposed to do now?

  • Natasha and Yash’s Wedding

    Hi Amit,

    I purchased the Individual $24/year plan but they have not given us more access. What are we supposed to do now?