Offline Gmail

Editions supported: Offline Gmail is available for all Google Apps editions. However, the option to disable Offline Gmail for a domain is available only with Google Apps for Business and Education. (Compare editions.)

With Gmail Offline, users can access their mail and compose new messages when they don't have an Internet connection, or when their connection is unreliable or slow. When users reconnect, Gmail automatically sends any outbound messages.  Note that the maximum sync period for data is 30 days. 

Chrome (recommended)

Gmail Offline capability is provided as a free Chrome web application.
Learn how to use the Gmail Offline Chrome app.


Offline Gmail for your domain

In your Google Admin console, under Email settings, select Enable Offline Gmail for my users and click Save changes. (There may be a delay before the change takes effect.)

When you enable Offline Gmail, your users will see a new Offline tab in their Gmail settings.

Get your users started with Offline Gmail

Each user who wants to work offline must do the following to enable Offline Gmail:

  1. Click the Settings link in the top-right corner of Gmail.
  2. Click the Offline tab (available only if Offline is enabled for your domain).
  3. Select Enable Offline Mail for this computer.
  4. Click Save Changes and follow the directions from there. 

Known Offline Gmail issues

People can use their Gmail accounts offline much as when they're connected to the Internet. But check out these known issues for features that aren't currently available.

Learn more about Offline Gmail.