How to forward an email automatically: Has your boss asked you to immediately forward all the emails you receive from a particular customer to him? Don’t waste precious time selecting each message and forwarding it to his inbox, be smart! Nowadays, all the main e-mail services include a system of filters and rules that allows you to automatically forward messages that match specific criteria (e.g. they come from a certain sender or include a certain word in the subject) to other email addresses.
How about, then, to find out together how to forward an email automatically using the above tools? I can assure you that, contrary to what you might think, it is a real child’s play, even for those who, a bit like you, do not consider themselves a great expert in terms of information technology and new technologies.
So, may I know what are you still doing standing there? Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer (I suggest the PC, as most of the Web Mail services via app or browser for smartphones and tablets do not allow you to set filters for automatic forwarding) and immediately start focusing on reading what is reported below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy with what you have learned as well as extremely satisfied. What do you say, we bet?
How to forward an email automatically with Gmail
Are you interested in understanding how to automatically forward an email and the email service you usually use is Gmail ? So do this: first, go to the Gmail home page and log in to your account (if necessary) by clicking on the Login button at the top and filling in the on-screen fields with your login details.
Subsequently, open an email of those you intend to forward automatically, click on the button with the three vertical dots (top right) and select the item Filter messages of this type from the menu that opens. In the box that appears under the email search bar, define the additional parameters to be taken into account for automatic forwarding by filling in the various fields available according to your needs and clicking on the Create filter button .
Next, find the Forward it option and click on the add forwarding address link next to it. Now you have to specify the email address to which to forward the messages: then click on the Add a forwarding address button , enter the address in the appropriate field and press the Next button . Next, confirm what your intentions are by clicking the Proceed and OK buttons (in the new window that opened).
The address indicated will then be verified using a specific code received in the reference mailbox. The code must be entered in the field adjacent to the Verify [email address] item in the Gmail settings, after which you will need to click on the Verify button .
In addition to the way I have just indicated, you can enable automatic forwarding of messages without setting specific rules, proceeding as follows: click on the gear symbol in the upper right part of the main Gmail screen and select the item Settings from the menu that opens.
Now go to the Forwarding and POP / IMAP section by selecting the appropriate item located at the top, locate the wording Forwarding and click on the Add an adjacent forwarding address button. Then enter the e-mail address to be forwarded to in the appropriate field and complete the configuration by continuing in the same way as I explained above.
For more information about forwarding email with Gmail, I invite you to refer to my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to forward email with Gmail.
How to forward an email automatically with Outlook
Let’s now pass to Outlook , the Microsoft Web Mail service. To send an email automatically with this service, first of all go to its home page and log in to your account (if necessary) by pressing the Login button and typing your login data in the fields on the screen.
Once logged in, open an email of those you intend to forward automatically, click on the […] button located in the upper right part of it and select, from the menu that opens, the item Create rule .
In the box that you see appear on the screen, click on the item Other options and select the wording Forward to from the drop-down menu Add an action . Enter, therefore, the email address to which you want to forward the messages in the empty field just displayed and click on the Save button (located at the top right).
If you want, before saving the rule for forwarding, you can define further parameters related to it, by clicking on the heading Add another condition and selecting the options you prefer from the menu that opens. If, on the other hand, you want to define an exception, click on the Add an exception link and select the option of your interest from the menu that appears.
In addition to, as I have indicated above, you can set the automatic forwarding of emails with Outlook without defining specific rules, by intervening on the service settings. In this case, what you have to do is click on the button with the gear located in the upper right part, on the main Outlook screen, and select the item View all Outlook settings from the menu that opens.
In the window that you see appear on the screen at this point, select the Forwarding item from the side menu, check the box next to Enable forwarding , type the e-mail address to which you want to forward the messages in the Forward e-mail field a , choose whether or not to keep a copy of forwarded messages by selecting or leaving the Keep a copy of forwarded messages unchecked box and press the Save button at the top right.
For more information about forwarding emails with Outlook, I invite you to refer to my guide specifically focused on how to forward emails from Outlook.
How to forward an email automatically with Yahoo Mail
Now let’s find out how to automatically forward an email using the Yahoo Mail email service . To proceed, first connect to the home page of the service and log in to your account (if necessary) by filling in the fields on the screen.
At this point, click on the button with the gear at the top right and, from the menu that opens, select the item Other settings (below). In the new screen that appears, select the Mailboxes item and choose your Yahoo account from the list located under the heading Mailbox List .
Then fill in the field below the Forwarding item that you find in the right part of the window, inserting the e-mail address to which you want to forward the emails, and click on the adjacent Verify button. At this point, a message from Yahoo will be sent to the email address you set up for automatic forwarding to help verify your account. Then click on the Click here link contained within it, on the Verify button in the new browser tab that opens and that’s it.
As for the ability to set specific forwarding rules, unfortunately, at the time of writing this tutorial, Yahoo does not offer such an opportunity. To be precise, the service allows you to set filters for managing e-mails but there is no option available for forwarding.
For more details on forwarding email with Yahoo Mail, I recommend that you consult my guide which focuses specifically on how to forward an email with Yahoo.
How to automatically forward an email with iCloud
Do you use the email service offered by Apple through the iCloud platform ? So let’s see immediately how to configure the automatic forwarding of emails on the latter. First, connected to the iCloud home page and follow the access to your account (if necessary) by filling in the appropriate fields proposed on the screen.
Once logged in, click on the Mail icon and, in the new page displayed, press the gear icon at the bottom left, then select the word Rules from the menu that opens. In the new screen displayed, select the Add a rule item at the top right and use the additional window that appears to define the forwarding rules.
To be precise, from the drop-down menu below the item If a message must be set the criterion according to which to forward your emails, while from the drop-down menu under the heading Then you must select the option forward to . Then type the e-mail address to which to forward everything in the appropriate text field and confirm by clicking on the Save item .
To set, instead, the automatic forwarding of emails without specific rules, click on the gear icon located at the bottom left and choose the Preferences item from the menu that opens. Then select the box next to the Forward my emails to item (in the Forwarding section ) and type the email address you want to forward everything to in the adjacent field.
Finally, indicate whether or not you want to delete the messages after forwarding them (by checking or leaving the Delete messages after forwarding box unchecked ) and click on the Save item located at the bottom right to apply the changes.
How to forward an email automatically with Libero
Do you use the email service offered by Libero and would you like to understand how to forward an email automatically? I’ll settle you immediately. However, keep in mind that, in this case, forwarding is allowed only and exclusively to other Libero email addresses.
That said, what you have to do is connect to the Libero Mail home page and access your account (if necessary), pressing the Enter button and typing your login details in the fields on the screen. Once logged in, click on the Mail tab located at the top, open an email among those you intend to forward automatically, click on the Other item that you find at the top of the message and choose, from the menu that opens, the item Create new filter .
In the window that you now see appear, type the name you want to assign to the rule you are about to create in the Rule name field , remove (if you deem it appropriate) any criteria added except for the Sender one by clicking on the relevant button with the dustbin and add (if you want) additional criteria by clicking on the Add criteria link and making your choices from the menu that appears.
Then click on the Add action item at the bottom and select the Forward to option from the menu that is shown to you . Then type the email address to which you want to forward the mail in the appropriate field and click on the Save button (bottom right) to confirm everything.
If you want, you can configure the automatic forwarding of emails with Libero without defining specific rules by clicking on the button with the gear located at the top right and choosing, from the menu that appears, the item Settings .
In the new page that at this point is shown to you, click on the Mail item located on the left and choose, from the menu that you see appear, the item Automatic forwarding . Then type the email address to which you want to forward all your email in the field below the heading Forward all incoming messages to this address , choose whether or not to keep a copy of the messages forwarded on Libero (by selecting or leaving the option unselected Keep a copy of the message ) and check the Enable box . Mission accomplished!