Upgrade team collaboration for free: Google Workspace + ImprovMX

February 22nd, 2024

Ready to boost your team’s collaboration without breaking the bank? Google Workspace Essentials Starter edition offers a fantastic suite of tools completely free for up to 100 users – but there’s one catch: no Gmail. ImprovMX solves this, letting you keep professional email addresses while leveraging those powerful free Google Workspace tools.

What you get with free Google Workspace Essentials Starter

How ImprovMX completes the package

Why this combo is a win for your team

Get started in minutes

  1. Start a free ImprovMX account, choose your plan and create email aliases.
  2. Sign up for free Google Workspace Essentials Starter.
  3. Collaborate and communicate with ease!

The smart solution for budget-conscious teams

If you’re looking to unlock powerful collaboration tools without investing in an expensive email suite, the combination of Google Workspace Essentials Starter and ImprovMX is the perfect solution. Upgrade your team’s efficiency and professionalism today!


What exactly is included in Google Workspace Essentials Starter?

The Essentials Starter plan offers a free suite of Google’s core collaboration tools:

  • Google Drive (15 GB shared storage)
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Google Meet (video meetings for up to 100 participants)
  • Google Chat

Does the free Google Workspace plan include Gmail?

No, Gmail is not included in the Google Workspace Essentials Starter plan. This is where ImprovMX comes in, providing email forwarding so you can keep a professional email address without subscribing to full Google Workspace.

How does ImprovMX’s email forwarding work?

ImprovMX lets you create email aliases under your domain name (e.g., hello@piedpiper.com). Those emails are then forwarded to your existing email provider, like personal Gmail, Outlook, or another service of your choice.

What’s the difference between ImprovMX’s Free and Premium plans?

Both plans offer email forwarding, but there are a few key differences:

  • Free plan: Up to 25 email aliases. When sending emails using Gmail SMTP, a “via gmail.com” note will appear.
  • Premium plan: Up to 100 email aliases. Includes custom SMTP, which ensures your outgoing emails appear seamless and fully professional.

Can I use any email provider with ImprovMX?

Yes! ImprovMX is designed to work with popular email providers like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud Mail, and more.

How long does setup take?

Both Google Workspace Essentials Starter and ImprovMX have user-friendly setup processes. You can typically get up and running in under an hour.

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James Lee
James Lee is the Head of Product at ImprovMX, where he steers product strategy, development, and growth.