Monday, May 19, 2008

Set Up Email Forwarding in Gmail

Email forwarding is a great feature that Gmail gives you at no extra cost. Setting it up is simple and I've included a guide below for you to follow. You can choose an email address that you would like your mail forwarded to, and decide whether or not to keep a copy for yourself. You can also set up an email filter that allows you to only forward specific emails of your choosing.

Yahoo Mail also offers this feature but you need to sign up for mail plus for $19.95 a month. Hotmail allows you to forward to one other email address but does not give you additional options.

Email Forwarding for Gmail:

Log into gmail and select settings. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to and

You can also archive gmail's copy or delete gmail's copy.

To set up a filter, select settings, filter, and create a new one. You will see the following selections:

Choose search criteria Specify the criteria you'd like to use for determining what to do with a message as it arrives. Use "Test Search" to see which messages would have been filtered using these criteria.
Has the words:
Doesn't have:

Show current filters

After selecting your criteria, you will see the following options:
Choose action - Now, select the action you'd like to take on messages that match the criteria you specified.
When a message arrives that matches the search: from:tigerdirect, do the following:

(Archive it)
Show current filters

Click the forward box and type in the email address that you want this filter forwarded to.

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