Which One Should You Use?
It is always a better idea to use a G Suite account over a personal Gmail one. Here's why:
- Deliverability is way higher - you're much more likely to end up in spam when using free email accounts
- Sending limits are much higher on G Suite - you can send up to 2000 emails per day with G Suite
- Just like Gmail, G Suite connects to ScopeLeads in a couple of seconds - unlike SMTP setup, connecting a G Suite account is as easy as one-click
G Suite is Google's paid business email which comes at a monthly subscription price per user(email account), so the basic version can cost you as low as $5 per month if you're the only user of it.
What is so good about G Suite is that you're sending emails through Google, and there aren't many more respected senders than them. Of course, your domain is still the most important factor in spam detection.
To connect your G Suite/Gmail account simply go to your ScopeLeads' profile Campaign settings and click the purple 'Add' button under “Connected Email”, a Google button will appear which will lead you to the follow-up window and guide you through the setup.
You’ll be redirected to Google’s authentication page, press allow to get synced with Nylas Sync Engine or ScopeLeads, after allowing, you’ll be redirected back to your ScopeLeads settings, your setup is now complete!
Gmail sending limits are much lower than G Suite ones:
- Gmail lets you send 150-500 emails per day, usually leaning towards less.
- G Suite daily sending limit is 2000 emails.
The sending limits are a big reason people choose G Suite over regular Gmail. Keep in mind the limit applies to your regular daily usage as well, outside of ScopeLeads.
We had some users report that pre-paying for a G Suite account will actually increase your daily sending limits in the beginning.
Note: Even though G Suite sending limit is 2000 per day, it's always a good idea to ramp up your emails per day instead of sending out huge blasts right away. We space these emails out by a few seconds so they don't seem like automated emails - but you can still end up getting throttled for the day by Google if you haven't been sending much lately.
Sending From Your Own Domain Using Gmail
Part of your G Suite setup will have you sending from your own domain, which is a requirement.
If you still opt for using Gmail instead of G Suite you should at least set up an alias with your domain, so your sending address doesn't end with @gmail.com.
Not only do free gmail/yahoo/hotmail addresses end up in spam with a much higher frequency than a paid domain email, it just doesn't look as professional as paid ones, (ie. email@example.com is much less likely to get a response than firstname.lastname@example.org.)
This option requires you to have a domain setup with an existing email address/inbox with a webmail/hosting provider.
Note: With G Suite, Google is your actual email provider, not your hosting provider.
Aliases in G Suite can be done by adding a completely new user, or by adding an alias to the main address. All emails sent to the alias will appear in your main inbox.
Checking Emails from Your Webmail in Gmail
Now that you can send emails via an alias, how do you receive emails in Gmail so you can have one inbox to manage all of your replies?
There are two methods:
- In your email host settings, you can setup an email forwarder, so that any emails that are sent to the address (the alias) will be forwarded instantly to your main @gmail.com account
- Setup Gmail to Sync with your Webmail/Host Email inbox using these instructions.
Either method will get the email into your main Gmail inbox, and when you reply, you can choose which email to reply from, including the alias you setup in the previous step.
If you have any issues on the way do let us know and we'll help you solve them!