If you have multiple email addresses, you can make use of the Gmail’s forwarding feature to automatically forward all the incoming or just certain emails to another email address of yours. That way, it will save you time from checking emails at different places and keep everything manageable under one preferred email account. In case you are wondering, the forwarded email address can be any type of email address and does not necessarily end with “@gmail.com”. You can use the Gmail’s forwarding feature to forward emails from Gmail to other email services like Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL and others. The only catch is that the incoming emails must land in the “Inbox” folder and not in the “Spam” folder. Emails that falling into the spam folder will not be forwarded. In addition, this forwarding feature is only possible to set up on the web version of Gmail. Here’s how you can automatically forward Gmail to another email address.
Launch any web browsers and sign in to your Gmail account as you normally would.
Click on the Settings icon at the top right corner of the window and select Settings from the menu that appears.
On the top header, click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Click on Add a forwarding Address button next to the Forwarding label.
Enter the email address to which you want to forward the incoming emails. Click on Next and then Proceed.
Google will then send a verification email to the forwarding email address that you just entered. Click on the link to confirm the forwarding request.
Go back to your Gmail account Settings and refresh the page. Click on the option “Forward a copy of incoming mail to” and select that forwarding email address. You can also choose whether to keep or not the original incoming emails in the Gmail Inbox. Click on Save Changes button to save the settings.
Disable Email Forwarding:
To Disable the Email Forwarding in the future, you just have to go the Forwarding and POP/IMAP settings, select Disable Forwarding and click on the Save Changes button at the bottom.
As mentioned above, you can also setup filter to only forward certain type of emails. We’ll be discussing about filter forwarding in Gmail on our upcoming topics. Meantime, if you need any help in setting up the auto forwarding, kindly leaves your comments in the comment section below.