Gmail - Setting up Email Forwarding


This article covers automatically forwarding emails from a Gmail account to a different email account. This feature can be used to forward emails to a different account while a user is away or on a break. Keep in mind, while multiple email addresses can be added to the forwarding address drop-down in the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, Google Mail can auto-forward mail to only one address at a time.


  • Have a ONID or Gmail account
  • Have a connection to the Internet


  1. Login to Google Mail via Google Apps for OSU at
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. From the first drop-down menu in the "Forwarding" section, select 'Add a Forwarding Address.'
  6. Enter the email address to which you'd like your messages forwarded.
  7. For your security, we'll send a verification to that email address.
  8. Open your forwarding email account, and find the confirmation message from the Google Mail team.
  9. Click the verification link in that email.
  10. Back in your Google Mail account, select the 'Forward a copy of incoming mail to...' option and select your forwarding address from the drop-down menu.
  11. Select the action you'd like your messages to take from the drop-down menu. We strongly recommend that you select "Delete Oregon State University Mail's copy"
  12. Click Save Changes.

You also can set up filters to forward messages that meet specific criteria. You can create 20 filters that forward to other addresses. You can maximize your filtered forwarding by combining filters that send to the same address.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

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