Launched in 2004 by Google, Gmail is a free email service that boasts over 1.8 billion users globally as of 2023, capturing 43% of the global email market share. In addition to the standard, free Gmail account, Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite) is used by over 6 million businesses worldwide

Configuring your Gmail SMTP settings allows you to send emails from your Gmail account using other mail clients and applications, enhancing your ability to integrate and streamline your communications across platforms.

This article will guide you through the process of setting up your Gmail SMTP settings, providing all the necessary details for each type of Gmail account. 

Let's dive into the specific SMTP settings needed for the configuration of different types of Gmail accounts.

Gmail SMTP Settings

Server Addresssmtp.gmail.com
UsernameYour Gmail Address (e.g. example@gmail.com)
PasswordYour Gmail Password
Port Number587 (With TLS), 465 (With SSL)
Internet ProtocolDynamic IPs Allowed
Sending LimitsA registered Gmail user can’t relay messages to more than 10,000 recipients per day.

Restricted Gmail SMTP Settings

Server Addressaspmx.l.google.com
UsernameYour Gmail Address (e.g. example@gmail.com)
PasswordYour Gmail Password
Port Number25 (TLS not required)
Internet ProtocolDynamic IPs allowed
RestrictionEmail can only be sent to Gmail users.
Sending LimitsPer user receiving limits apply. This option restricts sending messages to Gmail users only.

Google Workspace Relay SMTP Settings

Server Addresssmtp-relay.gmail.com
UsernameYour Gmail Address (e.g. example@gmail.com)
PasswordYour Gmail Password
Port Number587 (With TLS), 465 (With SSL), 25 (with TLS/SSL)
Internet ProtocolOne or more static IP addresses are required.
Sending Limits2,000 Messages per day.

What is a Gmail SMTP Server?

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, or SMTP, is responsible for the sending phase of an email's journey. SMTP directs how emails are transferred between senders and recipients. You can learn about how SMTP works in more detail here.

The Gmail SMTP server more specifically, represents Google's implementation of this protocol, enabling both users and applications to send emails via their Gmail accounts. 

This service is offered for free and integrates seamlessly with various email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, as well as other third-party web applications, using Gmail's popular email infrastructure.

Possible Uses of Gmail SMTP Settings Are: 

  1. Configuring email clients to send emails from a Gmail address.

  2. Developing custom applications that require email sending capabilities.

  3. Dispatching automated email notifications from servers or IoT devices.

Gmail SMTP vs Gmail API

Given that Gmail is free and has a user-friendly interface, it has become one of the most accessible email clients to use. Gmail offers an Application Programming Interface (API) that provides more effective communication between applications. To use this Gmail API, platforms and tools must pass audits by Google to ensure they meet strict security and functionality standards.

Unlike many email automation platforms, QuickMail passes Google's audits making it able to automate sending with the API and therefore improving email deliverability.

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Connecting Your Gmail Inbox with QuickMail for Enhanced Email Campaigns 

QuickMail is an advanced email automation platform. Leveraging QuickMail, users can automate email campaigns by sending emails from any email provider, as long as they have the necessary SMTP and IMAP credentials. 

This capability enables QuickMail to not only dispatch emails but also effectively track replies and bounces.

For Gmail users, the process is even more streamlined. QuickMail leverages the Gmail API for initiating email sends from Gmail or Google Workspace accounts, rather than relying solely on SMTP. This integration significantly boosts email deliverability.

Advantages of Using the Gmail API with QuickMail:

  • Ease of Setup: Integration with Gmail eliminates the need for manual SMTP configuration. Users log into their Gmail accounts through QuickMail, which handles all the necessary setups.

  • Improved Deliverability: As a Google-compliant partner, QuickMail uses Google’s infrastructure and reputation management to enhance the likelihood that emails reach their intended recipients without being flagged as spam.

  • Scalability and Security: The Gmail API allows for the handling of high volumes of emails with advanced security measures like OAuth authentication, offering capabilities not usually available with standard SMTP setups.

Overall, QuickMail's use of the Gmail API not only simplifies and enhances cold email campaign management but also provides flexible solutions for account management. 

This makes it a preferred choice over traditional SMTP-based methods, particularly for those aiming for higher deliverability and ease of use.

Final Thoughts

QuickMail is dedicated to maximizing your email deliverability. Our integration with the Gmail API ensures a higher delivery rate compared to traditional SMTP methods. 

When you choose any QuickMail plan, you also get access to our auto warmer for free and the ability to manage multiple inboxes.

Don't just take our word for it— sign up for a free QuickMail trial today and experience an effective email campaign solution tailored for Gmail users. Start improving your email outreach now!