How to set up forwarding in gmail?

Automatically forward emails in gmail is a very useful feature for many email users especially those who like to use different email addresses for different purposes like official mails, personal mails, mails from friends etc. In this case auto forwarding will help them to read all mails from a single inbox.

How to set up forwarding in gmail?

Either all the emails can be forwarded automatically to another address or one can forward only certain gmail messages using filters.

Note# One can forward messages for a single Gmail address, and not an email group or an alias.

How to forward all emails in Gmail?

Step 1 :

Login to the Gmail account on your computer. (Login to the account from which you want to forward your messages.)

Step 2 :

Click the Gear icon on the top right corner.

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Step 3 :

Click on Settings.

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Step 4 :

Click on the tab named “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”.

Auto-forward in Gmail
Step 5 :

Go to the forwarding section.

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Step 6 :

Click on “Add a forwarding address”.

Auto-forward in Gmail
Step 7 :

Enter the email address on which you want to receive the forwarded messages.

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Step 8 :

Click Next.

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Step 9 :

Click Proceed.

Auto-forward in Gmail
Step 10 :

Click OK.

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Step 11 :

You’ll receive a verification link in the email address you just entered.

Step 12 :

Login to your secondary email and click on the verification link.

Step 13 :

Once you have verified your email on which you want to receive forwarded emails, go back to the primary email i.e. the email from which you want to forward the mails.

Step 14 :

Refresh your browser.

Step 15 :

Select “Forward a copy of incoming mail to”.

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Step 16 :

It is recommended that you keep the copy in the inbox but you can choose whichever option suits you well.

Step 17 :

Click on “Save Changes”.

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Conclusion : 

Forwarding emails from one gmail account to another account can be a bliss in many situations. If you are a heavy Gmail user and have many accounts then surely it would be beneficial if you go through the steps given above and set up your auto forward in Gmail. If you are not very satisfied after enabling this feature, you can always turn off automatic forwarding in Gmail.  Apart from automatic forwarding - creating labels in gmail and archiving gmail messages are some other tips to increase the productivity of Gmail.