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Compare Gmail editions

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

Use the chart below to compare:

Email usage

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) 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

* G Suite Business or G Suite for Education accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1 TB per user

Addresses and mailing lists

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic 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

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic 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 G Suite Basic as a paid add-on.

Access options

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Supported web browsers
Mobile phones and tablets
Offline mail and Docs editors
Voice and video chat
IMAP and POP mail programs
Microsoft Outlook® X

Administrative controls

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Option to disable IMAP/POP access X

Other email delivery options

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic 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)
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