Gmail overview

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. In 2012, it became the most widely-used web-based email provider. In 2017, Google announced that Gmail now has more than 1.2 billion monthly active users.

Return Path relationship with Gmail

Return Path partners with mailbox providers across the globe to access and exchange data for products. However, Gmail does not provide data to Return Path Email Optimization products. 


Region Global
Connection/throughput settings

Suggested mail transfer agent (MTA) settings: 

  • 150 connections
  • 50 messages per connection 

Recommended settings can vary based on reputation, so these should be used as guidelines. 

Feedback loop (FBL) application For bulk senders 
Postmaster site

Postmaster tools FBL FAQ

Postmaster site for bulk senders 


Gmail® is a  registered trademark of Google, Inc. Return Path, Inc. is not sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Google, Inc.

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