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How to hijack emails: Have you decided to abandon your old e-mail address in favor of another Web Mail with no limits for attachments and with more extra features? You did really well, I can’t tell you more. However, if you are here now and you are reading this guide, it seems clear to me that you have a problem: despite having communicated your new email account to everyone, there are still several people who write to you at the other address. Wouldn’t it be nice to get these messages straight to your new mailbox too? Well, know that it is possible.

In fact, services such as Gmail, Outlook.com and so on offer special functions to automatically import messages received on other addresses of which you are holders, in this way you can manage all e-mails from a single location without having to use various tools or programs. If you are interested in this (and given the circumstances I assume so), then read this guide of mine on  how to redirect e-mails from one address to another using all the main Web Mail boxes.

Then? May I know what are you still doing standing there? Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusty computer and immediately start focusing on the info listed below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied and that you will also be ready to say that in reality it was a real breeze. What do you say, we bet?

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Hijack emails from Gmail

If you want to find out how to hijack e-mails and use Google’s Gmail  , the first step you need to take to succeed in your intent is to start the browser you usually use on your computer (eg. Chrome ), go to the page relating to the famous e-mail service and log in to your account (if required) by filling in the appropriate fields.

Once this is done, click on the gear icon located at the top right and select the Settings item  from the menu that appears. Then go to the POP / IMAP Forwarding tab  and click on the Add a forwarding address button that you find in the Forwarding  section :.

In the window that opens, type the e-mail address from which to import messages in the Email address field and click first on Next , then on Proceed  and finally on OK .

Now you need to confirm that you are the owner of the email address added for forwarding. To do this, access the latter, open the email sent to you by Google and click on the confirmation link contained therein. Then press the  Confirm button  in the browser tab which will later open.

Then go back to the Gmail settings and activate the automatic forwarding of all e-mails by first typing the transaction confirmation code received from Google via e-mail (always the message that contained the link to enable forwarding) in the code field confirmation , the one next to the item  Verify email@emal.com (instead of email@email.com you will find the email address to which you want to redirect Gmail messages). Then click on the  adjacent Verify button.

Then select the option  Forward a copy of the inbox to , choose from the adjacent drop-down menu the e-mail address previously added on which you want the e-mails to be forwarded to and indicate the operation to be performed later from the menu and . (you can keep all forwarded messages, mark them as read, archive them or delete them).

Finally, save the changes made and the configuration set by clicking on the  Save changes button  at the bottom. As proof of the success of the operation, you will see a special message appear at the top of the screen (it will automatically disappear after 7 days).

Obviously, should you have second thoughts, you can always and in any case retrace your steps simply by going back to the Gmail settings as seen together above, selecting the Disable forwarding option that you find in the POP / IMAP forwarding tab  and confirm the choice made by pressing on the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.

Hijack emails from Outlook.com

Do you want to redirect emails from your old email account to  Microsoft’s Outlook.com service? No problem, the thing is feasible even in this case. To do this, open the browser you usually use to surf the net, visit the page to login to the famous e-mail service and log in to your account (if necessary).

Once the page relating to the inbox is displayed, click on the button with the gear located in the upper right corner, select the item View all Outlook settings  in the menu that appears and, in the page that opens, first click on the Mail option on the left and then on the Forwarding item  , corresponding to the right section.

Then select the Enable forwarding option on the right, type the e-mail address to which you want to redirect the e-mails, choose whether to keep a copy of the forwarded messages , by ticking the box next to the appropriate item and finally, click on the Save button at the top.

And if you have second thoughts, you can always and in any case disable the function that allows you to hijack Outlook.com emails simply by going back to the forwarding settings, as I just indicated. Then remove the check mark next to the Enable forwarding box  and finally confirm the changes by always pressing the Save item at the top.

Hijack emails from Yahoo Mail

How to hijack emails

Even if you use Yahoo Mail you can hijack your emails from another email account. All you have to do is open the browser you generally use to surf the net, go to the home of the service and log in to your account (if necessary) by filling in the appropriate fields for login.

Once logged in, click on the button with the gear wheel at the top right and, from the menu that opens, choose the Settings item . In the window that you will see appear at this point, click on the word Account on the left and select your Yahoo account on the right, under the heading Email addresses .

Now, locate the wording Log in to Yahoo Mail from another location and check the box below to enable the forwarding service. Then type the e-mail address to which you want to redirect the Yahoo e-mails by filling in the Forwarding address field at the bottom, choose whether to store and forward the e-mails or whether to store, forward and mark the mail as read hijacked via the drop-down menu below and presses the adjacent Check button.

Log in now to the email account you have chosen to enable forwarding, open the verification email sent to you by Yahoo and click on the Click here link contained therein. Then press the Verify button attached to the new page that will open to confirm what your intentions are. Done!

If you then have to think again, you can cancel the forwarding by clicking again on the gear symbol on the main page of Yahoo Mail, selecting the Account item in the left part of the displayed window, then your Yahoo account on the right and removing the check from the box next to I forward entry: Your mail is forwarded to the specified address so you can check it there . Then click on the Save button at the bottom left to ensure that the changes made are stored.

Hijack emails from iCloud Mail

How to hijack emails

Do you use iCloud Mail , the e-mail service made available by Apple in conjunction with iCloud, and would like to understand how to redirect e-mails from another account to the latter? I’ll point it out to you right away. First of all, open the browser you generally use to surf the net, go to the iCloud.com home and log in to your account (if necessary) by typing the login data in the appropriate fields.

Then click on the Mail icon , then click on the gear button at the bottom left and select Preferences… from the menu that appears. In the General tab of the window that you will see appear on the screen, check the box next to the item I forward my emails to: which is in the Forwarding section .

If you then want the redirected e-mails to be deleted after forwarding, remember to check the box next to the item Delete messages after forwarding . Finally, save the changes made by clicking on the Save item at the bottom right. Done!

In case of second thoughts, you can retrace your steps by clicking again on the gear at the bottom left of the iCloud Mail page, choosing Preferences … from the menu that opens and then removing the check mark from the item Forward my emails to: in the window that appears. Also in this case, remember to save the changes by pressing Save .

Other email services

How to hijack emails

Do you use an e-mail service other than those mentioned in the previous lines and would like to understand how to hijack the e-mails also in this case? Starting from the fundamental assumption that I cannot provide you with precise information on what to do as I do not know the exact service you are using, in principle the operations to be performed are similar to those seen together in previous steps as regards the already existing Web Mail solutions. mentioned.

So, what you have to do is go to the home page of your e-mail service, access your account by typing the required login data (if necessary), go to the settings section , locate the option for forwarding the e-mail , select the appropriate item to enable the service and type the e-mail address to which you want to redirect the messages.

If there are any items and menus relating to the actions to be taken following forwarding, choose what you think is most appropriate and then click on the button to save and apply the changes made.

For example, if what you are using is the Libero Mail service , to hijack your email messages you must log in to your account, click on the button with the gear at the top right, choose Settings from the menu that appears, expand the Mail menu on the left in the newly displayed web page and select Auto forward .

Now, type in the field under the heading Forward all incoming messages to this address the reference e-mail address, choose whether to keep a copy of the forwarded message by checking the appropriate box at the bottom and select the Activate item to enable the service. Et voila !

However, keep in mind that some e-mail services, as in the case of the aforementioned Libero Mail, allow you to redirect e-mails only and exclusively to another account belonging to the same service and not to third party addresses. The thing, however, should be clearly indicated by trying to enable the function for forwarding.

Further useful solutions

How to verify email address

In the previous lines I have explained to you how to forward all the e-mail received on a given e-mail address to another account. However, you must know that there is also another method that can be useful in this case: the one consisting in using the function that allows you to automatically “turn” the messages received on an e-mail address to another account (not necessarily exactly ) based on custom rules.

If you are interested in this and therefore want to deepen the question, I suggest you consult my article on how to forward an email automatically through which I have proceeded to talk to you about the thing in great detail.

Particularly useful in this regard are also filters, which can be enabled both on Web Mail services and on traditional clients, so to speak. For further information, refer to my tutorial on how to sort e-mail.