BSOE Google Mail Tips and Information

In the transition to BSOE's Google mail service there are few things to be aware of to ensure the best experience with Google mail. The following are some tips and information about the Google mail service:

  • Mailbox Quota
    According to Google's support page, your Google mail account does not have a quota.
  • Message Size Limit
    Google's mail servers will reject any e-mail that is larger than 25MB, including encoding.  This means that the largest attachment you can send is actually somewhere around 20MB.

  • Improving IMAP Performance
    If you are using a mail client like Mozilla Thunderbird or Apple's, it is highly encouraged to uncheck the Show in Imap for the All Mail label in the Google mail settings. To do this login to the Google mail web client using your BSOE credentials. Once in the web client click the gear icon (on the top right of the screen) and select Settings. Then click the Labels tab and under the System Labels section, uncheck Show in IMAP for the All Mail label.
  • E-Mail List Behavior

    In an effort to reduce redunant email in your inbox, Google has a policy in regards to recieving mail that may affect mail-list users:

    When you send mail to any group or mailing list you subscribe to, Gmail automatically skips your inbox and archives the message to save you time and prevent clutter. The message will appear in your inbox if someone responds to it or if there is an error delivering the message. If you'd like to view your message, you can find it in Sent Mail or All Mail.
  • Daily Transfer Limits

    Limit type



    Messages per day

    Daily sending limit*


    Messages auto-forwarded

    Messages automatically forwarded from another account; not included in the daily sending limit


    Auto-forward mail filters

    Account filters that automatically forward mail


    Recipients per message

    Addresses in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of a single email*

    2,000 (500 external)

    Recipients per message (sent via SMTP by POP/IMAP users)

    Addresses in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of a single email*


    Total recipients per day

    Individual addresses count in every mail sent; 5 emails sent to 10 addresses count as 50 recipients*


    External recipients per day

    Email addresses outside your primary domain. Includes domain aliases and alternate domains.


    Unique recipients per day

    Individual addresses count once a day; 5 emails sent to 10 addresses count as 10 unique recipients*

    3,000 (2,000 external)

    *applies to both internal and external recipients