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Email Forwarding in GMail

G SuiteGeorgia Southern University uses Google’s G-Suite of productivity applications, which includes GMail. Gmail offers many useful features. One of those features is eMail forwarding.

Follow these instructions to automatically forward your email to another email address.
  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the GMail window.

    Click gear icon

  2. Click “Settings” in the drop-down menu.

    Click settings

  3. Click “Forwarding and POP/IMAP.”

    Click Forwarding

  4. This is the email forwarding section.

    Email forwarding section

  5. Click “Add a forwarding address” to prepare for forwarding.

    Click Add a Forwarding address

  6. Add an email address to which you wish to forward email. Click “Next” when you’ve finished.

    Add a forwarding address

  7. You’ll receive a confirmation to give you a chance to verify that the forwarding email address you just entered is correct.

    Confirmation Dialog

  8. You’ll then receive a dialog indicating that a confirmation email was sent to the address you just added. Just click “OK” to continue.

    Informational dialog>

  9. Have the owner of the email to which you’re forwarding (your own email if you’re forwarding to another of your own addresses) to respond to the forwarding request. Click the link to accept the forwarding request.

    Email Request Confirmation by receiving email account owner

  10. If, for some reason, the link does not work, make a note of the confirmation code as noted in the image below.

    Confirmation Code

  11. Enter that code on the GMail Forwarding page as noted below in the image.

    Enter confirmation code here

  12. When the forwarding email has been successfully added to your list of forwarding addresses, you will receive a confirmation. Click “Confirm.”

    Confirmation page when process completes

  13. On the Forwarding page, click on the forwarding address drop down and select the address to which you wish to forward your email.

    Select forwarding address from dropdown

  14. To make the change permanent, click “Save Changes.”

    Save Changes

Last updated: 11/10/2017