Compare Gmail editions

Below is a comparison of specific Gmail features and capabilities that are available with each edition of Google Apps.

Use the chart below to compare:

Email usage

  Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Email/IM storage (shared with documents and images) Unlimited * 30 GB 15 GB
Attachment size limit 25 MB 25 MB 25 MB
Maximum recipients per message 500 500 500
Maximum recipients/day per user (outside your domain) 3,000 3,000 500

* Google Apps Unlimited or Google Apps for Education accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1 TB per user

Addresses and mailing lists

  Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Your email address (
Additional addresses per user (
Addresses at multiple domains (
Mailing lists (admin controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled) X

Email security and business controls

  Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Junk email filtering and virus blocking
Gmail ads turned off
Custom filtering and content policies X
Email retention policies X
IP address whitelisting X
User-managed blacklists X
Enforced compliance footers X
Email/IM search, retention, eDiscovery (Google Vault) X * X

* Google Vault is available with Google Apps for Work as a paid add-on.

Access options

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Any web browser
Mobile phones and tablets
Offline mail and Docs editors
Voice and video chat
IMAP and POP mail programs
Microsoft Outlook® X

Data import (mail, contacts, calendars)

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Single-user import from Microsoft Outlook
Email import from webmail host  
Multi-user import from Microsoft Outlook X
Multi-user import from Lotus Notes   X

Administrative controls

  Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Option to disable IMAP/POP access X

Other email delivery options

  Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Catch-all address
Email routing (user and domain level) X
Inbound gateway   X
Outbound gateway (for entire domain)   X
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receive mail from multiple POP addresses (Mail Fetcher)