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How to redirect emails in Gmail: easy guide

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Redirect mail to Gmail: step by step
Turn off automatic forwarding


How to redirect emails in Gmail: easy guide

Today it is not uncommon to use multiple email accounts from different providers . Many people have a private email account with one provider and a work email account with another. Switching between one and the other on a day-to-day basis can be impractical. It would be much easier if all the emails came to the same account, no matter what address they were sent to. Luckily, Gmail includes a feature to automatically forward your mail from other accounts..

  1. Redirect mail to Gmail: step by step
  2. Turn off automatic forwarding

Redirect mail to Gmail: step by step

There are several reasons for setting up email forwarding in Gmail. Forwarding is often used during office vacation replacements . If you won't be able to reply to customer messages for several weeks, forwarding incoming messages to the address of a co-worker is always a good idea. Redirection is also worthwhile if you are also looking to collect messages from multiple accounts in one inbox. To redirect emails to Gmail you just have to follow the following instructions:

Step 1. If you have logged into a Gmail account, go to the? Settings? on the sprocket.


Step 2. From the drop-down menu, select? Configuration ?..


Step 3. Select the tab? Forwarding and POP / IMAP mail ?.


Step 4. Enter an email address for the redirect and confirm with? Next ?


Step 5. After clicking on? Next ?, a window will open in which you must confirm the forwarding address by clicking on? Continue ?..


Step 6. You will then receive a message at the indicated forwarding address. The email message includes a confirmation link. Click on it to accept the forwarding settings.


Step 7. After the link between the two email providers has been created, the Gmail user interface needs to be updated . Through? Settings ?, you go back to the? Forwarding and POP / IMAP settings ?.

Step 8. Now select? Forwarding ? point ? Forward a copy of incoming mail to [email protected] ?. Here you can also determine, by means of a drop-down menu, how Gmail should proceed with the forwarding of messages. You can choose between:

  • Keep a copy of the forwarded message in your Gmail inbox.
  • Keep a copy of the message and mark it as read.
  • Archive the copy of the message automatically.
  • Delete the copy of the message in the Gmail account after forwarding.

Then confirm your selection by clicking? Save changes ?

After adding the forwarding address, in Gmail you can determine what will happen to the forwarded messages.

Gmail is part of G Suite, Google's suite of applications. In addition to the email service, you can also find many other practical office applications here. If you decide to contract G Suite with IONOS, you can choose between different offers.

Turn off automatic forwarding

When you no longer want your incoming emails to be forwarded to another email address, disabling the feature is a breeze. Proceed as follows:

Step 1. Access? Settings? in the usual way (via the gear symbol) and go to the "Forwarding and POP / IMAP mail" tab.

Step 2. In? Resend ?, click? Disable forwarding ?. Confirm the deactivation of forwarding in Gmail by clicking "Save changes".


Not satisfied with Gmail? You can also delete the Gmail account without having to completely unsubscribe from Google.