How to Forward All Email from Gmail to Another Email Address Automatically
Many of us have multiple email addresses that are used for various different purposes. If you use Gmail as your preferred email address or service, you can automatically forward all your emails from a Gmail account to any other email address.
If you have multiple email addresses, it can be inconvenient to constantly switch between your accounts just to view your inbox. Not only that, but perhaps you have an outdated email address that you no longer use, but you still want to get emails from. By taking advantage of Gmail’s automatic forwarding feature, you can make sure all the new messages that you receive in your secondary email addresses are forwarded to your primary account, thereby allowing you to check all your emails in one place. (For what it’s worth, you can add multiple email accounts to an iPhone or iPad Mail app too and check them all in one inbox, but that does not use email forwarding).
Interested in enabling this feature on your Gmail account? You’ll be automatically forwarding your Gmails to another email in no time at all.
How to Forward Email from Gmail to Another Email Address Automatically
To set up automatic forwarding, we’ll be using the browser client for Gmail to access all the required settings. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter which device you use for this procedure, as long as you’re accessing Gmail from a desktop-class web browser.
- Head over to gmail.com and sign in with your Google account. Once you’ve logged in, click on the “gear” icon located below your profile icon, as shown in the screenshot below. Now, choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- In the Gmail settings menu, head over to the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” section and click on “Add a forwarding address”.
- Now, you’ll get a pop-up to type in the email address you want to forward all your new emails to. Click “Next” once you’re done entering a forwarding email address.
- This will open a small new window in your browser. Simply choose “Proceed” to confirm and move on to the next step.
- You’ll get a prompt saying that a confirmation code has been sent to the email address you chose for automatic forwarding. Click “OK”. Now, you need to log in to this email address and grab the confirmation code from the mail you received from Gmail Team.
- Now, type the confirmation code in the forwarding section, as shown below, and click on “Verify” to continue.
- Now, you’ll notice that forwarding is disabled by default. Simply select the option “Forward a copy of incoming mail” and click on “Save Changes”. If you want to stop automatic forwarding, you can switch back to the “Disable forwarding” option at any time. Or, if you want to remove the forwarding email address, click on the email address from the drop-down and choose “Remove”.
- You’ll now get a pop-up to confirm forward address removal. Click “OK” to confirm and then make sure to “Save Changes”.
If you followed along, you have learned how to set up and configure automatic forwarding to send along all your Gmail emails to a different email address.
It’s worth keeping in mind that the receiving forwarding email address does not have to be a Gmail account at all. You can enter your Outlook, Yahoo, or any other email address for receiving forwarded messages.
In addition to this, when forwarding is turned on, you can choose to keep Gmail’s copy of the messages you receive in your inbox or simply set Gmail to delete them automatically or mark them as read.
With all of this being said, if all your email addresses are Gmail accounts, you don’t really have to use automatic forwarding. Instead, you can add multiple accounts to Gmail within your browser, and switch between your email inboxes with just a couple of clicks. You can also have multiple email accounts in iOS and iPadOS too and see them all in one place.
If you don’t use Gmail, don’t worry. Most email service providers including Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, etc, also allow users to automatically forward all your new messages to a different email address in a similar way. So if your old email is defunct, you can at least pass along your emails to a new address and not miss anything.
We hope you were able to set up automatic email forwarding from your Gmail account, and remember this can be done from basically any device or computer, so it’s platform agnostic. Whether you’re on a Mac, Linux machine, Windows PC, Chromebook, Android tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or otherwise, as long as you have access to the Gmail web service you can adjust your email forwarding capabilities.
Share with us in the comments any particularly noteworthy experiences, or if you have any thoughts on the subject of email forwarding.