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Forward specific Gmail messages to another account automatically


You can choose to forward all new messages or certain types of messages to another account automatically. Note: You can only set up forwarding on your computer, and not on the Gmail app.

Forward all new messsages

  1. Sign in to Gmail
  2. After signing in, click click the gear Settings button in the top right, select Settings
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  3. Select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab, click "Add a forwarding address" button.
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  4. Enter a new forwarding email address, then click "Next". enter new forwarding email
  5. Click "Proceed" in the pop-up windows and a confirmation code has been sent to the new forwarding email address. Click "OK".
  6. Sign in to the new forwarding email address, you can use "Sign In to multiple account" feature to login a new account.
  7. You will see a new email from Gmail Team with a confirmation code and a link. Click the link to verify. If you don't receive verification email, click Re-send email.
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  8. Now choose "Forward a copy of incoming mail to...", and select drop down with many options as: "keep Gmail's copy in the inbox" or "mark Gmail's copy as read", etc... And click "Save Changes". Done!
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 Forward only certain types of messages to another account

  1. In step 3 as above, click "creating a filter".
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  2. There are many options with filter as: From, To (email address), and Subject, or "Has the words", or "Doesn't have", etc, .. Create your filter and click "Create filter with this search".
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  3. Tick "Forward it to" box and select the forwarding email address in the list. Or click "add forwarding address" link to add new email address if your forwarding email address is not in the list.create filter
  4. Choose other optional options for your filter as Skip the Inbox, Mark as read, Star it, etc,.. And click "Create filter".
  5. Now choose "Forward a copy of incoming mail to...", and select drop down with many options as: "keep Gmail's copy in the inbox" or "mark Gmail's copy as read", etc... And click "Save Changes". Done!
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Note: Spam mail won't be forwarded.