The Mail Forwarding feature in Gmail can be useful, in case you use different Email Accounts for work, social media and other purposes. Instead of having to login to multiple accounts, you can forward Gmail Messages to one preferred Email Account that you are more likely to check. The Email Account that you are forwarding messages to does not necessarily need to be a Gmail Account. You can Auto Forward Emails from Gmail to Outlook, Yahoo and most other Email Clients.
Note: Messages landing in the “Spam Folder” will not be Forwarded.
How to automatically forward Gmail messages to another account
It is possible for you to forward select emails or all of them to a different account once they arrive in the particular Gmail account. So how can you do this? Here are some easy steps:
Step 1: Click the “Gear icon” at the top right corner of the Gmail screen and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears.
Step 2: Click the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab.
Step 3: In the “Forwarding” box (the first one you’ll see, right at the top), click “Add a forwarding address“.
Step 4: Enter the address to which you want to forward future Gmail emails in the box under “Please enter a new forwarding email address“, then click on “Next“.
Step 5: On the next pop-up, click on “Proceed“.
Step 6: Switch to the email client in which you want to receive the forwarded email. Open the confirmation email from Gmail Team with the subject Gmail Forwarding Confirmation at the address to which you are forwarding.
Step 7: Login to your other Email Account, open the Verification Message from Google and click on the Verification Link.
Step 8: Click the field next to the email address to tell Gmail what to do with email that’s been received and forwarded to the address you’ve chosen. Select an option from the drop-down menu that appears. Whichever you choose, you’ll receive a copy of the email at the address you selected in previous steps.
- “Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox” instructs Gmail to leave the message in your Gmail Inbox as new and unread.
- “Mark Gmail’s copy as read” leaves the messages in the Gmail inbox but marks them as read.
- “Archive Gmail’s copy” instructs Gmail to mark forwarded messages as read, remove them from the Inbox, and keep them in the archive for later search and retrieval.
- “Delete Gmail’s copy” allows the messages to move to the Trash after they have been forwarded.
Step 9: Click on “Save Changes“.
From now on, all the email messages that arrive at your Gmail account — minus the spam — is copied over to the account you specified.
Disable automatic forwarding in Gmail
At any time, you can disable email forwarding to your other email account by following the steps below:
Step 1: Open Gmail.
Step 2: Click “Settings” icon.
Step 3: Select “Settings“.
Step 4: Click “Forwarding and POP/IMAP“.
Step 5: Select “Disable forwarding” in the “Forwarding” box.
Step 6: Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen.
To forward certain kind of messages, you need to create a filter for such messages. While setting up the filter, you need to add the email address on which you want these messages to get forwarded to. This can be done only once you have the email forwarding feature enabled.
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