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What is Automatic Email Forward In Gmail

Automatic email forward is a very useful feature Gmail .It is used to forward all of emails or specific type of emails to any other email address automatically .

This feature is available in gmail but it is needed to be enable it . Using this automatic email forwarding feature ,user can send specific type of emails or all of his emails to any other email address or multiple email addresses

Setup Automatic Email Forwarding

  • Open the Gmail account that you want to forward from.
  • At the top right, click the gear Settings.
Gmail Settings
Gmail Settings

Go To Settings

  • Select Settings.
  • Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab..
Forwarding and POP/IMAP
Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  • Click Add a forwarding address in the “Forwarding” section.
  • Enter the email address you want to forward to.
Add email address
Add email address
  • For your security, we’ll send a verification email to that address. Open your other email account and find the confirmation message from the Gmail team. If you’re having trouble finding it, check your Spam folder.
  • Click the verification link in that email.
Verify Email
Verify Email
  • Back in your Gmail account, reload the page in your web browser – look for the reload icon Reload.
  • On the same Forwarding and POP/IMAP page in Settings, check that Forward a copy of incoming mail is selected and your email address is in the drop-down menu.
  • In the second drop-down menu, choose what you want  Gmail to do with your messages after they’re forwarded, such as keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox (recommended) or archive Gmail’s copy.
  • Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

User can User filter to forward only specific type of emails . To create a filter click on “creating a filter” link .

Create Filter
Create Filter

Add Filter Conditions

Add Filter conditions
Add Filter conditions

In the filter form user can add conditions such as in this example “Has the words” text box i write “free coupon” and click on search icon . All of emails included text “free coupon” selected and forwarded to other email address which is selected .

As same user can add different type of filters such as

  • Filter and forward specific sender emails .
  • Filter and forward Specific subject emails .
  • Filter and forward  all emails with attachments etc .