How to Set Up Email Forwarding in Gmail

In this WordJack article, we’re going to explain 2 useful email forwarding tips that you can apply easily in Gmail.

  • FORWARD ALL – Set up a forward so that all emails that are received by one Gmail inbox are automatically forwarded to another email address.
  • FORWARD SOME – Create filters that allow only emails from specific people or containing specific words to be forwarded to another person

How to Setup Email Forwarding in Gmail

FORWARD ALL EMAILS

Let’s start with how set up a forward so that ALL emails that are received by one Gmail inbox are automatically forwarded to another email address. This is helpful if you want to keep all your emails consolidated into one inbox, but still have the flexibility of multiple email addresses, or if you have a new email address you want to use primarily, but you still want to receive any messages sent to your old address. It’s also useful if you receive a lot of unwanted emails in a certain inbox– you can create a new email address and then set up filters to only forward certain emails to the new address.

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to set up email forwarding in Gmail:

  1. Log in to the Gmail account you want the emails to be forwarded from.
  2. Click the settings gear icon and select “Settings”.
  3. Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Click “Add a forwarding address”.
  5. Add the email address you want emails forwarded to.
  6. Confirm that you would like to proceed.
  7. Log into the second account (the one you’re forwarding to), and you should find a forwarding confirmation email. Click to confirm.

Back in the inbox you’re forwarding from, you can adjust the forwarding settings, such as whether you want to keep a copy of the incoming emails in the original inbox, mark them as read, archive them, or even delete them if you want to.

FORWARD SPECIFIC EMAILS

You can also create filters that allow only emails from specific people or containing specific words to be forwarded. Here’s how:

  1. Back in your Gmail inbox, type any email address (or other search term) you would like to apply a filter to in the search box.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the search field and select “Create filter”.
  3. Select your desired filter options and choose what email address you would like these emails forwarded to.
  4. Click “Create filter.”

If you ever need to turn these settings off again, go to “Settings”, select “Filters and Blocked Addresses”, find your filter, and hit delete.

And, as always, your WordJack Web Marketing Manager can help with this if you’d like WordJack to set this up for you.

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