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About Email Log Search

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise or Business or Basic edition.

You can sift through the delivery logs for your domains and evaluate message delivery using Email Log Search in the Google Admin console. The reports help you track down missing messages, such as those quarantined as spam or otherwise routed incorrectly. You can also use the tool to determine message IP addresses and troubleshoot how policies affect mail flow.

The Email Log Search tool isn't available to resellers when accessing a resold domain Admin console using the reseller console.​

How do I start using the tool?

  1. Learn about the toolUse this article for guidelines.
  2. Perform a searchSee Find messages with Email Log Search for steps on using the tool.
  3. Examine the resultsSee View Email Log Search results for a description of the output.
  4. Analyze the route and delivery statesSee Interpret results and troubleshoot missing messages for recommendations on using search results to investigate delivery issues.

What messages appear in search results?

  • Messages sent from 1 hour ago to the past 7 days, or for a date range you specify in the past 30 days.
  • Messages to or from any G Suite user in your domains.
  • Messages sent to a group in Google Groups and other mailing lists containing your G Suite users.

What search criteria can I use?

  • A specific date and time range.
  • A particular sender or recipient—enter a full or partial email address, or just the domain (for example,
  • A particular sender or recipient IP address.
  • A specific message ID.


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