Forwarding Email in Gmail

   Internally

  1. In Gmail, click the gear in the top right.

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  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

  4. Click Add a forwarding address in the “Forwarding” section.

  5. Enter the email address you want to forward to.

  6. Select the Forward a copy of incoming mail to option and make sure your new forwarding address is listed in the first drop-down menu.

  7. In the second drop-down menu, choose what you want Gmail to do with your messages, such as keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox or archive Gmail’s copy.

  8. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Note: While multiple email addresses can be added as forwarding addresses in the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, Gmail can only auto-forward mail to one address at a time. The address that is currently in use is shown in the drop-down menu next to “Forward a copy of incoming mail to.”

 

Externally

  1. In Gmail, click the gear in the top right.

    Gmail_Settings.PNG

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

  4. Click Add a forwarding address in the “Forwarding” section.

  5. Enter the email address you want to forward to.

  6. NOTE: For your security, Google will send a verification to that email address if it is not on the same domain as the address you're forwarding email to.

  7. Open your forwarding email account, and find the confirmation message from the Gmail team.

  8. Click the verification link in that email.

  9. Back in your Gmail account, enter the verification code for the forwarding account.

  10. Select the Forward a copy of incoming mail to option and make sure your new forwarding address is listed in the first drop-down menu.

  11. In the second drop-down menu, choose what you want Gmail to do with your messages, such as keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox or archive Gmail’s copy.

  12. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Note: While multiple email addresses can be added as forwarding addresses in the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, Gmail can only auto-forward mail to one address at a time. The address that is currently in use is shown in the drop-down menu next to “Forward a copy of incoming mail to.”

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