Automatically Forward Your Email Messages in Outlook for Mac

By Tricia Goss

Forward emails to another email address when you can't be at your computer.
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Outlook for Mac provides a Rules feature that allows you to automate a number of different applications for email messages that meet criteria you specify. For instance, if you will be away from your office and want to forward all of your email messages to your personal account, you can create a rule that automatically forwards any email addressed with your name in the To field to the secondary email address that you designate.

Step 1

Start Outlook. Select the "Tools" menu and click "Rules" to open the Rules dialog box.

Step 2

Click the account type under My Computer to create a rule that only runs when the computer is on and Outlook is running. Click the account name under Exchange Servers if you have a Microsoft Exchange Server account. These will run even if the computer is not on. Click "Add" to create a new rule.

Step 3

Type a name for the rule, such as "Vacation Forwarding" in the Rule Name box. Select the criteria on which you want to base the rule in the When a New Message Arrives That Meets All These Conditions box, such as "Sent To Includes (your email address)."

Step 4

Specify that you want the messages forwarded in the Do the Following section. Choose "Forward To" in the first list and enter the email address to which you want messages sent.

Step 5

Click "OK" to apply the rule immediately.