Did You Know: iCloud Email Sending Limits

002.pngI friend had a problem with his iCloud email account the other day: he got a message that he had exceeded his daily message sending limit. It turned out to be a glitch, but I looked into these limits, and found that, to my surprise, there are such things with iCloud email.

According to Apple, each day, the following limits are in place:

  • The total number of messages you can send each day (200 messages)
  • The number of recipients to whom you can send each day (1000 recipients)
  • The maximum number of recipients per message (100 recipients)
  • The size of incoming and outgoing messages (20 MB)

While three of those limits make sense – the number of recipients, and the size of messages – the first doesn’t. Most people won’t send 200 emails a day, but it is conceivable that, when working on a project, you may have that many messages to send in a given day.

Apple naturally has these limits in place to prevent spam, and they won’t affect many people, but you do need to be aware that, if you send a lot of emails, you may hit a limit.

If you get a message saying “You have exceeded your daily sending limit,” and you know you haven’t hit any limits, see Apple’s support document for ways to fix the issue.