1. Open the Gmail account that you want to forward from.


2. Click the gear in the top right.


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3. Select Settings.


4. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.


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5. Click Add a forwarding address in the “Forwarding” section.


6. Enter the email address you want to forward to.


7. 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.


8. Click the verification link in that email.


9. Back in your Gmail account, reload the page in your web browser - look for the reload icon.


10. 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.


11. 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.


12. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.



Forward only some emails


If you only want to forward certain kinds of messages to another account, use filters to forward messages that meet specific criteria. For example, a parent could automatically forward emails from their child’s school to the other parent.


Learn more about filters.



Forward to multiple accounts


Gmail can only auto-forward all of your mail to one email address at a time. You can see what address Gmail is currently forwarding to in the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab of Settings.


To forward emails to multiple accounts, you can use filters to forward specific types of messages to each account. You can create up to 20 filters that forward to other addresses. Learn more about filters.



Stop auto-forwarding


If you no longer want to automatically forward your mail, follow these instructions:


1. Open the Gmail account that you forward from.


2. Click the gear in the top right.


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3. Select Settings.


4. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.


Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab on far right of tabs


5. Select Disable forwarding in the “Forwarding” section.


6. Click the first drop-down menu after “Forward a copy of incoming mail to” and check for any addresses listed as “(in use by a filter).” To disable the forwarding filter, choose the Remove option.


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