As an admin, you can manage Gmail settings for people in your organization, including:
Before you start
- Add users and give them email addresses, following the steps in Add new users or email addresses.
- It can take up to 24 hours for settings to update. Messages might be delayed until all settings update.
- Some user settings might not be available in all editions. Compare Google Workspace editions.
To let people in your organization use Chat and Meet in Gmail, set up integrated Gmail for your organization. Then, tell people in your organization to turn on Chat and Meet in Gmail in their account:
Manage Gmail User settings in your Admin console
Go to Gmail user settings:
In the Admin console, go to Menu AppsGoogle WorkspaceGmailUser settings.
- To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
- On the User Settings page, find the setting you want to change. Below is a list of the Gmail user settings that you control.
- To finish updating the settings, click Save Changes.
Gmail user settings control how people in your organization use Gmail features.
|Smart features and personalization
Manage smart features in Gmail, Chat, and Meet, and personalization features in other Google products. You can manage these settings for users, or let users choose their own settings.
Learn more about Smart features and personalization.
|Let users choose their own themes for their Gmail background.
|Email Read Receipts
|Let users request or return email read receipts for their messages.
Let users delegate access to their mailbox to other users in the domain. When this setting is on, users can manage access to their Gmail account by adding and removing delegates.
Learn more about setting up mail delegation for your users.
|Set the name format for users, or let users customize their name format.
|Gmail web offline
Let users make Gmail available when they're offline. Learn more about offline Gmail.
Let users manage the option to forward, copy, print, or download messages. With confidential mode, users can also set a message expiration date, revoke message access, and require a text message code to open messages.
Learn more about confidential mode.
|Smart Compose personalization
Let users manage personalized suggestions for Smart Compose. When this setting is on, users can turn personalized suggestions on or off in Gmail.
Important: After you change this setting in the Admin console, users must close and then reopen Gmail to get this feature. Learn more about Smart Compose and personalized suggestions.
Let users view and use Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) emails. AMP email messages contain dynamic and interactive content. Learn more about dynamic email and how to turn it on or off for your users.
Let users send individual messages to multiple recipients at the same time. The default is on. Mail merge was previously called multi-send.
Each recipient gets an individual message with their name in the To: field, and a unique unsubscribe link in the message body. Recipients who unsubscribe are excluded from all future mail merge messages from the sender. Learn more about using mail merge for email marketing, newsletters, and announcements.
Allow for external recipients box. The default for Enterprise and Education editions is off. For all other editions with this feature, the default is on.
For mail merge message limits, visit Gmail sending limits in Google Workspace.
Let users create Gmail messages with predefined layouts, including custom footers, images, and colors. The default is on. Learn more about creating branded emails with customized layouts.
Important: To use the layouts feature in Gmail, you must turn on Google Drive for your users.
|Turn on hosted S/MIME encryption for sending and receiving emails, and let users upload their own certificates. Learn more about hosted S/MIME.
End user access settings control how people in your organization get, send, and sync Gmail.
Manage Gmail End User Access options in your Admin console
Go to Gmail access options:
In the Admin console, go to Menu AppsGoogle WorkspaceGmailEnd User Access.
- In the Organizations section, highlight the parent organization or the child organizational unit where you want to change the settings.
- Scroll down the Access page to the setting that you want to change. You can also use the Search settings text box to enter a search term to find the Gmail setting that you need.
- To finish updating the settings, click Save Changes .
Gmail user access options
These settings control how people in your organization get, send, and sync their email.
|POP and IMAP access
Let users get Gmail on supported email apps, such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail. Learn more about Turning POP and IMAP on and off for users.
|Sync with a Microsoft Outlook account
|Let users sync their email, calendar, and contacts data using Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GWSMO).
Let users automatically forward incoming messages to another email address. Learn more about Disabling automatic forwarding.
|Image URL proxy whitelist
Create and maintain an allowlist of internal URLs that bypasses proxy protection. Learn more about the Image URL proxy whitelist setting.
|Allow per-user outbound gateways
|Let users send email through an external SMTP gateway.
|Warn for external recipients
Manage alerts that Gmail displays when users send messages to external recipients. Learn more about Gmail external recipient warnings.
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