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How to Forward Email to Gmail

Written by, Ljubica Gjorgievska

Updated July, 20, 2023

Email forwarding in Gmail is one of the easiest ways to make sure you stay on top of your schedule and don’t miss an important message from a client.

Here’s how to forward email to Gmail and other email service providers.

How to forward an email in Gmail

There are a few ways to forward mails to and from your Gmail account. 

Manual forwarding

It takes only a couple of clicks to forward a Gmail message to another account.

Step 1:  Go to Gmail’s website and log into your account. 

Step 2:  Open the email message you want to forward to your or someone else’s inbox. 

Step 3: Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the message and click “Forward.” 

Step 4:  Enter the forwarding email address and click “Send.”

You can also right-click on a message from your inbox and forward it from there.

Forwarding multiple emails

If you want to forward a couple of email messages on Gmail, you’ll have to do it manually.

Step 1: Select the email messages you want to forward by clicking on the select checkbox. 

Step 2: Right-click on them and select “Forward.”

Step 3: Gmail will open each message on the dashboard. In each, enter the forwarding address and click “Send.”

Automatic forwarding

Gmail allows users to set up automatic forwarding of all or some of their messages by using a filter.

Step 1: Open Gmail in a browser and log into your account. 

Step 2: Click Settings (the Gear icon) at the top-right, and select “See all settings.”

Step 3: Click on the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab at the top of the page.

Step 4:  Select “Add a forwarding email address” and enter the forwarding email address.

Step 5:  Click on “Save Changes.”

Forwarding Emails From Different Email Providers 

If you’re managing multiple email accounts and are looking for a way to better organise your emails, you might want to consider forwarding email to your Gmail account. 

Here’s how to redirect email to Gmail from Outlook, Yahoo, and AOL email accounts.

How to forward emails from Outlook to Gmail 

Step 1: Go to Outlook’s website and click Settings “the gear icon” in the top right corner.

Step 2:  Click on “Options” and then “Organise email.”

Step 3: Select the “Inbox Rules” option and choose “New.”

Step 4: Click on “Apply to all messages.”

Step 5: Select “Forward, redirect or send” and then “Forward the message to.”

Step 6: Enter the forwarding Gmail email address in the “To” field.

Step 7: Click on the “OK” button, and then click “Save.”

How to forward emails from Yahoo to Gmail 

Step 1:  Log in to your Yahoo Mail account and click on the gear icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Select “Settings” and then “Accounts.”

Step 3:  Select your Yahoo email account and scroll down to select “Forward.”

Step 4: Enter the forwarding Gmail address.

Step 5:  You can then choose between the “Store and forward” and “Store and forward and mark as read” option.

Step 6: Click “Save.” Yahoo will send you a confirmation code to the forwarding Gmail address.

Step 7: Confirm the changes from your Gmail account by clicking on the link in the email message from Yahoo.

How to forward emails from AOL to Gmail

Step 1: Log into your Gmail account, click on the gear icon in the top right corner, and select  “Settings.”

Step 2: Go to the “Accounts and Import” tab, and click on “Import mail and contacts.”

Step 3:  Enter your AOL address and click on “Continue.”

Step 4: Select “Start Import.”

AOL doesn’t allow its users to forward emails to other accounts for an unlimited period. You can forward messages from other accounts for up to 30 days.

Bottom Line

If you’re wondering how to forward email to Gmail, the process is quick and easy. Gmail offers several forwarding options to send email messages to other email addresses and the platform allows forwarding messages from other service providers to Gmail’s inboxes. 

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