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How to forward an email

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How to forward an email: Not being particularly well versed in the use of computers, every time your boss asks you to do some work related to e-mail, you start to break out in a cold sweat. For this reason, armed with a lot of good will, you rolled up your sleeves and started getting familiar with your inbox, learning how to use its main features. However, you still haven’t been able to figure out how to forward an email  without manually copying it and, now, you would like my help to succeed.

If that’s the case, let me tell you that you’ve come to the right place at the right time. With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain  how to forward an email  with the main email services, such as Gmail , Libero , Outlook  and Yahoo . In addition, I will show you how to use this feature even on a mobile phone and, for information, I will show you how to forward a message as an attachment. How do you say? Can’t wait to find out more? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s get to the heart of the matter immediately.

Courage: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Identify the e-mail service of your interest, carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you and I assure you that, by trying to put them into practice, you will be able to forward all the messages you want with ease. All that remains for me is to wish you good reading and good work!

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How to forward an email with Gmail

If you are wondering how to forward an email and your email provider is Gmail , all you have to do is log in with your account, select the message you want to forward and press the button dedicated to forwarding the emails.

From computer

To forward an email from a computer , connected to the main Google page , click on the Gmail option at the top right and, in the  Choose an account screen , select your Google account. If it is not listed, choose the Use another account option , enter your login credentials in the Email address or telephone number and Password fields and click the Next button .

Now, if you want to forward an email that you have received, make sure you have selected the Inbox tab in the left sidebar, otherwise choose the Sent option if your intention is to forward a message that you have sent previously.

Regardless of your choice, now click on the message of your interest and, in the new screen that appears, choose the Forward option . Alternatively, click on the three dots icon on the right and select Forward from the menu that appears.

Then enter the email address of the person to whom you wish to forward the email in the Recipients field , add any message in the body of the email, click on the Send button and that’s it. To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to forward mail with Gmail.

From smartphones and tablets

If you want to know how to forward an email from smartphones and tablets using the Gmail application for Android and iOS devices , start the latter by tapping on its icon (a red and white envelope ) and, if you haven’t already done so, press the Login button to access your account. Then select the account of your interest or choose the Add account option to add one that you have not yet configured.

After logging in to the account of your interest, tap on the message you want to forward, press the Forward item visible below, enter the sender of the email in the To field and tap the paper airplane icon to forward the message.

Alternatively, after selecting the email to forward, press the three dots icon and choose the Forward option . If, on the other hand, you want to forward a message you have previously sent, tap the ≡ button at the top left, select the Sent folder and repeat the procedure described above for incoming messages.

How to forward an email with Libero

Sending an email with Libero is also a rather simple procedure that you can put into practice both from a computer, by connecting to the official website of the service, and from a smartphone and tablet, by downloading the free Libero Mail application for Android and iOS.

From computer

To  forward an email with Free from computer , connected to the main page of the service , click on the Mail option at the top right, enter the required data in the fields Enter your email and Enter your password and press the Enter button , to access the your inbox.

In the new page opened, click on the Mail item in the main menu to access the incoming mail messages, put the check mark next to the message you want to forward (or click on it) and press the Forward  button (the icon of the arrow pointing right), located at the top.

Then type the sender’s email address in the To field , enter any message in the text field below and click the Send button (above) to forward the message. The same procedure also applies to the forwarding of sent messages. In this case, however, you must first select the Sent Items option in the left sidebar.

From smartphones and tablets

To forward an email from smartphones and tablets using the Libero Mail application for Android and iOS devices , start the app in question and, if you haven’t already done so, choose your email provider and enter your account. For the detailed procedure, you can read my guides on how to set up Libero email on Android and how to set up Libero email on iPhone.

Now, tap on the message to forward, press the left arrow icon at the bottom and choose the Redirect option ( Forward  to iPhone) from the menu that appears. Then enter the email address or name of the person you want to forward the email to in the To: field and press the paper airplane icon (on the Send button  if you have an iPhone) at the top right to send the message.

How to forward an email with Outlook

If your email address ends with @ outlook.com , @ outlook.it , @ hotmail.it , @ hotmail.com etc. and you want to know  how to forward an email with Outlook , you will be happy to know that the procedure is quick and easy both if you intend to proceed from a computer or from a smartphone and tablet using the application for Android and iOS devices .

From computer

All you have to do to forward an email with Outlook from your computer is to connect to the official Microsoft website , click on the Login button , enter your Microsoft account data in the Email, Phone or Skype and Password fields and press the Login button to log into your inbox.

In the new open page, put the check mark next to the message to be forwarded, click on the down arrow icon (visible between the Reply and Delete options in the main menu) and choose the Forward item from the menu that appears. Alternatively, click on the message of your interest and press the right arrow icon (located on the right side of the screen).

Regardless of the choice made above, enter the name of the person to whom you want to forward the message (if it is among your contacts) or their email address in the To field and click on the Send button .

Do you want to know how to forward an email using Microsoft Outlook , the famous email management program that is included in the Office suite? In this case, start the software in question, select the message of your interest and click on the Forward item in the main menu.

Then enter the email address of the recipient of the message in the To field , if you wish, also add a message in the body of the email and click on the Send button to forward the message in question.

If, on the other hand, you are reading this guide for information and you have neither installed the program on your computer nor configured your account, my guides on how to download Outlook and how to configure Outlook may be useful.

From smartphones and tablets

As mentioned above, Outlook is also available in the form of an application for smartphones and tablets. To forward an email using the latter, start it and, if you have not already done so, add your email address by entering the email address and password in the appropriate fields and pressing the Add account button .

Now, choose the message you want to forward and tap on it, then press the left arrow icon (bottom left) and choose the Forward option from the menu that appears. Finally, enter the email address of the message recipient in the To: field and tap the paper airplane icon to forward the email in question.

How to forward an email with Yahoo

Do you have an e-mail address on Yahoo and would like to forward an e-mail? In this case, you must know that you can easily succeed in your intent both from computer and from smartphone and tablet. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!

From computer

If your intention is to  forward an email with Yahoo , connected to the main page of Yahoo Mail , enter the access data to your account in the fields Enter your email and Password and click on the Next button , to access your mailbox .

To forward an email, then click on the message of your interest and, in the new open page, press the arrow icon pointing to the right . Then enter the sender’s email address or the name of the person to forward the message to (if the latter is present in your contacts), click on the Send button and that’s it. To learn more, you can read my guide on How to forward an email with Yahoo.

From smartphones and tablets

As you know, Yahoo Mail is also available as an application for Android and iOS devices . To forward an email using the app in question, start it by tapping its icon (a white envelope on a purple background ) and, if you haven’t already done so, log into your account by pressing the Login with Yahoo button and entering the data in the fields Enter your email and password .

Now, tap on the message you want to forward and press the right arrow icon (if you have an iPhone, tap the left arrow icon and choose the Forward option from the menu that appears), then specify the sender of your message in the To field and tap on Send to forward the message. If, on the other hand, you want to forward an email that you have previously sent, press the  ≡ button at the top left, choose the Sent folder and repeat the procedure just described.

How to forward an email as an attachment

If you are wondering if it is possible to  forward an email as an attachment , the answer is yes. In fact, you should know that some e-mail programs have this functionality and it is possible to forward a message as an attachment with just a few clicks.

For example, if you use Microsoft Outlook , you can proceed as follows: double-click on the email of your interest, make sure you have selected the  Message tab in the main menu, click on the Other option  and, from the menu that appears, choose the item  Forward as attachment . Then enter the email address of the person to whom you want to forward the message and press the Send button .

If, on the other hand, you have a Mac and you use Mail (Apple’s software for managing e-mail), all you have to do is select the message of your interest, click on the Message item in the menu bar at the top and choose the ‘ Forward as attachment option from the menu that appears, then you must enter the email address of the message recipient in the To: field and click on the paper airplane icon to forward the email as an attachment.

If you usually use your provider’s Webmail service to access your mailbox, you should know that even in this case you can forward a message as an attachment. However, you will first have to download the email of your interest and then send a new message attaching the previously downloaded file. To learn more, my guide on how to save e-mail may be useful.

How to forward an email from your mobile

If on your smartphone you use the e-mail management application installed “standard” on the device (eg  E-mail on Android or Mail on iPhone), you should know that  forwarding an email from your mobile phone is really a breeze. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!

From Android

If you have a smartphone equipped with Android , the “standard” installed app for managing e-mail messages is E-mail . To forward an email with the latter, tap on its icon (the white envelope ) on the home screen of your device and press on the message you want to forward.

Now, tap on the Forward item in the bottom menu and, in the new screen displayed, enter the email address of the person you want to forward the message to in the To: field . Finally, tap on the paper airplane icon at the top right to send the email and that’s it.

From iPhone

Per inoltrare una email con iPhone, prendi quest’ultimo e avvia l’app Mail facendo tap sulla sua icona (la busta bianca su sfondo celeste). Se non hai ancora configurato il tuo account, accedi alle Impostazioni di iOS premendo sull’icona della rotella d’ingranaggio, scegli la voce Password e account e seleziona l’opzione Aggiungi account (su iOS 14 e successivi bisogna andare su Impostazioni > Mail oppure Impostazioni > Contatti). Per la procedura dettagliata, ti lascio alla mia guida su come impostare Mail su iPhone.

Now, locate the message you want to forward and press on it, then tap the right arrow icon (below) and choose the Forward option from the menu that appears. Then enter the email address of the recipient of the message in the To field (or enter her name if it is present in your contacts) and press the Send button to send the message in question.