February 23, 2014 / IST / How-to Guides, Tips & Tricks.

If you work in a company than you face mail forwarding problem everyday. Maybe your boss always alerts you to forward particular client’s mail to my account. But problem is that how can you do it? If you are using Gmail than filter can help.

Gmail’s filters allow you to manage the flow of incoming messages. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam.

Let’s learn how to forward certain email to another account.

Step 1 :  Open your gmail acoount and goto setting.

Step 2 : Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.


Step 3: In forward section Click on Add a forwarding address. After clicking a pop up will open. Add a forwarding address and go next. Confirm forwarding address and go proceed then Ok button.


Step 4:  Gmail will send a code to forwarding address. Collect that code and insert to verify. Fill it in box and verify. Select forward a copy and save changes setting (See below of the Setting page).


Step 5: Now choose Filter tab from setting. Create a new filter. Enter an email in from box which is your source email and click below Create filter with search link.


Step 6: New box will open with different option. Tick on select Forward it to: and choose destination email from dropdown box (Your forwarding address, See Step : 3). And Create Filter.


You should have now successfully have set up Google Mail to forward emails from a specific person or domain to another email account.

A few things to note before we end this tutorial. 1) Old emails, i.e. ones that you have already received will not be forwarded. If you want these in your other email then you’ll have to forward them manually. 2) Once the forwarding filter is successfully set up, you should see a red notice bar in Gmail that says “Your filters are forwarding some of your email to email@domain.com. This Notice will end in 7 days.” This is normal.

Gmail Filter Notice

Finally, make sure you test and keep an eye on your filter to make sure all the email is being forwarded to the other email account. You don’t want to realise weeks down the line that you’ve missed an email!

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