Do you keep receiving work emails on your personal Gmail account and would like to “forward” them to your office email address? Would you like to direct all the e-mails you receive on Gmail to another e-mail address in your possession? No problem! Gmail integrates the very comfortable forwarding functions able to fulfill the purpose quickly and easily without having to do unnecessary copy and paste.
Forwarding can be done both for single messages and for all those coming from certain senders, by creating special automatic filters that sort the mail on our behalf. You can also choose to forward all messages you receive on Gmail to another email address of yours. So let’s not waste any more time and let’s see in detail right away how to forward mail with gmailit’s very easy!
Ah, I almost forgot: in the first case, the operation is feasible both from the Web (using the classic Webmail service interface) and via the app (thus taking advantage of the ad hoc application for smartphones and tablets provided by Google). Either way, you have absolutely nothing to worry about, it’s a total no-brainer. I wish you, as usual, a good read and I wish you the very best of luck for everything. Are you ready?
Forward individual emails
Let’s start by seeing how to forward mail with Gmail in cases where you want to “turn” individual messages to another e-mail address. The operation, as anticipated, is feasible both from a computer and from a mobile. Find all the explanations you need right here.
Want to find out how to forward individual email messages with Gmail acting as a Web? Then firstly open the browser you usually use to surf the net from your computer (eg. Chrome), to connect to the main page of the service and to log in to your account (if necessary).
Once logged in, all you have to do is open the message to be forwarded by clicking on its object in your inbox, click the button Other (the one with i three dots vertically) located at the top right and select the item Forward from the menu that appears.
At this point, the classic Gmail message composition box will open with the message to be forwarded preceded by the header Forwarded message and from the summary of sender, recipient, date of receipt and subject.
To send the message to the appropriate person, just write the e-mail address to send it to in the field TO (as is normally done when writing a new e-mail) and click on the button Submit placed below. If you deem it necessary, you can freely change the subject and body of the message before forwarding.
If, on the other hand, you are interested in understanding how to forward mail with Gmail by intervening on individual messages from your smartphone or tablet, the first step you need to take is to start the service app, available for both Android and iOS, on your device and log in to your account (if needed).
Once the main screen of the app appears, select theobject of the message you intend to forward, press the button Forward (the one with the arrow to the right) that you find at the bottom of the screen and you will find yourself in front of the usual screen for composing a new email message with Gmail containing the email to be forwarded preceded by the header Message forwarded and from the summary of sender, recipient, date of receipt and subject.
To send the message, write the e-mail address of the recipient to send it to in the field TO and tap the button with thepaper airplane which you find at the top right. If you want, you can also change the subject and body of the message before forwarding.
Forward all emails from specific senders
In case you want to forward mail with Gmail automatically to a given e-mail address and perhaps better manage it by creating custom filters, the procedure is a little longer but equally simple to complete. Below you will find all the information on how to proceed. The operation, I anticipate it to you, however, is not feasible from mobile.
If you are acting from the Web, in order to send your electronic correspondence with Gmail automatically to a given address, the first step you need to take is to start the Web browser you usually use to surf the net from your computer (eg. Chrome), connect to the main page of the service and log in to your account (if necessary).
Now, go to the Gmail settings by clicking on the icongear at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. On the page that opens, go to the tab Forwarding and POP/IMAP which is at the top and click on the button Add a forwarding address that you find in the section Forwarding:.
Then type the e-mail address to which you want to automatically forward messages from Gmail in the appropriate field that you see appearing on the screen and first click on After youon Proceed come on Okay.
At this point, you must validate the forwarding of messages from Gmail to the email address entered by connecting to it and clicking on the confirmation link included in the message received from Google. On the page that will subsequently open, you will then have to click on the button He confirms.
Once this is done, go back to the Gmail settings and type the operation confirmation code received from Google by e-mail (always the one that contained the link to enable the forwarding) in the field confirmation code that you find in correspondence with the wording Check firstname.lastname@example.org (in the place of email@example.com you will find the email address to which you want to forward Gmail messages). After that press on the button Verify adjacent.
So put a check mark next to the item Forward a copy of your inbox toselect the e-mail address for forwarding from the drop-down menu next to it and choose the operation to be performed after forwarding from the menu And. Depending on your needs, you can decide whether to keep all forwarded messages in your Gmail inbox, mark them as read, archive them or delete them automatically.
When the changes are complete, press the button Save Changes placed at the bottom of the page to save the settings. As confirmation of the successful outcome of the operation, you will see a warning appear at the top of the page which will automatically disappear after a week.
After completing the above steps you are ready, if you want, to create your filter for the automatic forwarding of work messages. So click on dart present in the right part of the search bar located at the top and, in the box that appears, type the e-mail address of the sender whose messages you want to forward automatically in the field From.
At this point, click on the button Create filter which is at the bottom right, put the check mark next to the item Forward toselect the address to forward the emails from the adjacent drop-down menu and click on the button Create filter to turn on automatic forwarding.
It’s done! From now on, all e-mails received from the sender indicated in the filter will be automatically “directed” to the e-mail address chosen for forwarding. Happy?
And remember, as well as based on the sender, forwarding can also be done based on the subject of the messages and other criteria that can be freely set in the filters. You can set everything according to your preferences and needs by intervening on the appropriate options that are shown to you after clicking on the dart attached to the Gmail search field.
In case of second thoughts
Have you changed your mind and want to deactivate the functions you just set up for mail forwarding? No problem. From your computer, start the program for surfing the web that you usually use (eg. Chrome), connected to the home page of the service and log in to your account (if necessary).
To cancel all the “effects” of the filters (if set), just click on the symbol ofgear that you find at the top right, select Settings from the menu that opens and then the tab Filters and blocked addresses.
In the new page displayed, click on the item delete that you find corresponding to the previously created filter you want to get rid of and press on Okay to confirm your choice.
To cancel the actual forwarding instead, select the tab Forwarding and POP/IMAP which is always on top and choose the option Turn off forwarding that you find in the section Forwarding:. So confirm your choice by pressing the button Save Changes which you find below.
Proceeding in this way, you will deactivate the forwarding procedure temporarily. As a result, you can restore its operation at any time by simply choosing the option Forward a copy of your inbox to below and selecting the reference e-mail address.
If instead of temporarily disabling message forwarding, you want to disable the function permanently, from the drop-down menu next to the item Forward a copy of your incoming mail to select option Remove firstname.lastname@example.org (in the place of email@example.com you find the e-mail address chosen for forwarding indicated), click on Okay and on the button Save Changes which is below.
Solving doubts and problems
Did you follow my instructions on how to forward mail with Gmail but something is still not clear to you? So do this: visit the online section dedicated toofficial assistance for Gmail that “big G” has set up on its website. You will find there many questions with ready answers and numerous tutorials relating, in fact, to the functioning of Gmail.
To use it, select the reference category from the part in the center of the page, click on the topic of your interest and consult the information you find on the web page that will subsequently be shown to you.
If by proceeding in this way you cannot find the information you need, carry out a keyword search by typing the reference keyword in the search field above and selecting the relevant suggestion from those you see appearing.
Another system that you have on your side to receive support regarding the functioning of the famous mail service is to consult the section of dedicated Google product forum, in fact, to Gmail. There you will be able to receive assistance both from Google and from other users who, like you, use the company’s services.
To search for interesting discussions, use the bar at the top and click on the title of the one you think might be useful to you from the list that appears. If you wish, you can also start a new discussion yourself by clicking on the appropriate button at the top of the page.
For more details in this regard and to find out what other systems you have from yours to be able to get in touch with Google and receive assistance, I invite you to refer to my guide on how to contact Google through which I proceeded to talk to you about the matter with abundance of details.