How to forward an e-mail
To set up automatic forwarding, we will use the browser client for Gmail to access all the required settings. So it doesn’t really matter what device you use for this procedure, as long as you access Gmail from a desktop-class web browser.
It is worth noting that the receiving forwarding email address does not have to be a Gmail account at all. You can enter your Outlook, Yahoo or any other email address to receive forwarded messages.
In addition to this, when forwarding is enabled, you can choose to keep Gmail’s copy of the messages you receive in your inbox or simply set Gmail to automatically delete them or mark them as read.
Having said all that, if all your email addresses are Gmail accounts, you really don’t have to use automatic forwarding. Instead, you can add multiple accounts to Gmail within your browser and switch between your email inboxes with just a couple of clicks. You can also have multiple email accounts on iOS and iPadOS and see them all in one place.
Automatically forward gmail to multiple accounts
What I did was to activate the automatic forwarding of emails from the business account to the personal one. This way, all kinds of press releases, tips and other content that arrives to the first one, will automatically arrive to the second one. For me, it was a hack that helped a lot to organize my emails and the way I work, simplifying everything in a single Gmail account.
It is very important to take into account the option that says that we can create a filter so that only certain emails are forwarded to the second account. This way, we will have more control and order of the content that will be forwarded automatically.
Then, we go to the account that will receive the emails, which will have received a confirmation email for the request we have just made. There it is just a matter of clicking on the link or entering the confirmation code in the Settings > Forwarding of the first account.
Another dialog box will appear to confirm once again, after pressing the button, we go back to the “mother account” settings and refresh the browser. Now the forwarding option will appear, select it and we will also be able to choose what to do with the copy that arrives to the main mail, either archive it, mark it as read, delete it or leave it unopened. At the end, simply click on Save changes at the bottom of the page.
How to forward an email chain in gmail
Having different mails means logging in and out of several accounts to keep up with your mails. Gmail allows you to synchronize several email accounts, but not when your account is from another domain.
Forwarding your Gmail emails also serves as a backup, in case you can no longer access your account, you will still receive your emails in the other one. Or if you are at work where you can only open institutional mail, now you will also be able to see the mails from another account.
The Gmail automatic forwarding option is also recommended for accounts with work domain, because we usually register it in different places and if you change jobs you can lose the information you received in that email. But thanks to Gmail automatic forwarding, this will not happen.
Forward several gmail emails
Sometimes (especially in the work environment) we receive emails that are not really for us, but are for another email address. For example, if you work in the sales department, but you receive emails from the technical service department. Now thanks to Gmail you will be able to have all the emails you receive from that email address automatically sent to another specific email address (in this example to the technical service email account).
Until now, Gmail allowed you to automatically send any email received in your Gmail account to a second specified account. However, this option offered no exceptions, i.e. literally all emails received will be forwarded to another email account specified by the user. This feature is perfect when we go on vacation and we want someone to be able to take care of answering the emails we receive.
Well, now you can specifically indicate the address whose emails will be automatically forwarded to another desired address. For example, in my case I want emails related to Amazon or Ryanair to be automatically forwarded to my partner’s email account since she is the one who manages it. Now this is possible.