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Gmail Feature Comparison: Learn What Gmail Got for You

When it comes to email, there is one that stands above the rest, and that is Gmail. With the latest update in Google's suite of email products, Gmail has improved dramatically with more features all the time. Some people say Gmail doesn't have enough space to offer its users.

We think they're wrong, though, as Google still has a lot more updates for Gmail. Unfortunately, many of us don't know what Gmail got for us (G Suite Subscribers)

The features you get with Gmail differs as your G Suite pricing plan varies. If you are a G Suite Basic subscriber, you will get all the basic capabilities such as business emails, 30 GB storage, security, and basic controls.

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And if your subscription is G Suite business, you will get the appropriate features, and so will be the email features on the G Suite Enterprise plan.

However, let's compare Gmail features across these three G Suite plans.

Gmail Usage and storage Features

G Suite provides a comprehensive mail storage space for every subscriber. You can confirm that everything messages, including calendar invitations mails, shared files via drive with email, messages sent by applications, attached files, forms, and letters sent with users share notes, are stored in the vault.
And the admins can take control over the storage options by enabling or disabling it in the admin console

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Email Storage30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Sending (size limits)25 MB25 MB25 MB
Receiving (size limits)50 MB50 MB50 MB
(Including to, cc,
Bcc of Single email)
2000 (500 external)2000(500 external)2000(500 external)
Unique recipients per day
Each email address (each unique recipient)
counts only once per day:
5 emails sent to 10 different addresses
count as 10 unique recipients 5 emails sent to a single address
count as 1 unique recipient
3000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)3000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)3000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)

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

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Gmail Mailing List and Addresses

Gmail offers an additional email address for receiving mail. By adding an additional email alias, a user in an organization can get one more professional communication email. However, it won't be as private as your primary business email.

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Business email
Additional Address/user
Multiple Domain Addresses
Email mailing list (admin controlled)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Email mailing list (user controlled)ProvidedProvidedProvided

As we've seen in the chart, G Suite provides the same capabilities for G Suite basic, business, and enterprise plans in terms of the mail address and storage capacities except for G Suite basic storage.

Going to the advanced features such as administrative controls, security, access, and migration all these G Suite plans have a lot of in commonplace and few differences, let's check what are those.

Gmail Security and Controls

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Filtering Junk email &
Blocking Virus
Disable Gmail AdsProvidedProvidedProvided
Personalized Filtering &
Content Policies
Email Retention PolicyProvidedProvidedProvided
Whitelisting IP AddressProvidedProvidedProvided
Blacklisting (User Managed)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Compliance Footers (Mandatory)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Email search, eDiscovery, RetentionAdd-on (Paid)ProvidedProvided
Gmail Data Loss Prevention (DLP)NoNoProvided
Gmail Log Search (BigQuery)NoNoProvided
Third-party Archiving ToolNoNoProvided
Email Encryption-S/MIMENoNoProvided

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Gmail Access Features

You can access G suite across almost every browser, so Gmail as well. However, to have the best user experience, it is suggested to use an up-to-date web browser. To illustrate, you can use it in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, MS Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.

Note: Apart from Chrome, all other browsers work perfectly with G Suite but not give offline access to Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Sheets, and Slides. Plus, those browsers won't offer desktop notification options.

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Mobile Phones and TabletsProvidedProvidedProvided
Web BrowsersProvidedProvidedProvided
Mail and Docs Editor (Offline)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Mail Support (IMAP & POP)ProvidedProvidedProvided
MS Outlook SupportProvidedProvidedProvided

Migration Service

You can migrate emails, contacts, calendars, and files easily with G Suite. You can take the control all from your admin console. Anyway, if you are finding it difficult to handle the migration service, you can reach the G Suite service provider to get it all done in no time.

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Data Migration (using admin control)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Migrating Email data, contacts, calendar
from webmails, notes, exchange etc.
Migrating Email from Webmail HostsProvidedProvidedProvided
Multi-user Migration from MS ExchangeProvidedProvidedProvided

Gmail Admin Controls

Gmail provides the administrator to enable or disable using of other desktop clients such as MS Outlook, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express in the admin console via POP (post office protocol)/ IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol.

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Enable/Disable IMAP/POP AccessProvidedProvidedProvided

Gmail Email Delivery Options

As a G Suite administrator, you can manage the emails of your company by routing and storing it as you prefer. You can enable email scanning for detecting scam messages and store it in an external server and much more.

FeatureG Suite BasicG Suite BusinessG Suite Enterprise
Email Routing (Domain and User level)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Catch-all Email AddressProvidedProvidedProvided
Inbound Email GatewayProvidedProvidedProvided
Outbound Email GatewayProvidedProvidedProvided
Relay Server (Outbound)ProvidedProvidedProvided
Receive Mail (multiple POP addresses)ProvidedProvidedProvided

I hope you got a decent idea about what exactly Gmail got for every G Suite subscriber. It more than just a platform to send and receive emails, but a great tool to organize, control, collaborate business communication with certain security.

However, if you need any help with setting up your G Suite plan or exploring the most out of this amazing business toolset, please feel free to reach us, Medha Hosting will help you at any time. We have a team of certified Google Cloud consultants who are ready 24/7, helping anyone need it.

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