How to Forward Mail from One Email Account to a Google Mail Account

by Allen Bethea

If you have a Google Gmail account and one or more email account with other services, you don’t have to log into each one in order to read all of your messages. Email applications like Thunderbird, Yahoo Mail, Mail.com and Outlook make it simple to forward individual messages to your Gmail account. In addition, you can configure them to automatically forward all incoming email directly to your Gmail inbox.

Forwarding Single Messages

1

Log into your non-Gmail, email application.

2

Select the email message you want to forward.

3

Select the button or menu option to forward the message to another email address. The location for this function varies from email application to email application. Thunderbird, Mail.com and Yahoo Mail have forward buttons above the message window. The forward menu option for Outlook and Outlook.com is found under the “Actions” menu.

4

Type the Gmail email address in the "To" input box, then click the “Send” button.

Mail.com Automatic Forwarding

1

Log into your Mail.com account.

2

Click the "Settings" icon.

3

Select "Filter Rules."

4

Click "New Filter Rule."

5

Select the drop-down menu under "Execute The Following Task(s)" and select "Forward to."

6

Type the Gmail email address to which you want to forward mail.

7

Click the green "Check" icon to confirm the rule.

8

Click the "OK" button.

Yahoo Mail Automatic Forwarding

1

Log into your Yahoo Mail account.

2

Click the larger gear icon in the upper right corner of the Yahoo Mail window, then select “Mail Options.”

3

Click “POP & Forwarding” under “Mail Options.”

4

Select the radio button next to “Forward Yahoo! Mail.”

5

Type the Gmail email address to which you want your messages to be forwarded.

6

Click the "Save" button.

Outlook.com Automatic Forwarding

1

Log into your Outlook.com account.

2

Click the gear icon, then select “More mail settings.”

3

Click the “Email forwarding” menu option.

4

Select the “Forward your mail to another email account” radio button.

5

Type in the Gmail email address to which you want your messages forwarded.

6

Select the “Keep a copy of forwarded messages in your Outlook inbox.” Otherwise, no copies of forwarded messages will be saved in your Outlook.com account.

7

Click the “Save” button.

Thunderbird Automatic Forwarding

1

Launch Thunderbird.

2

Select the "Applications" menu icon.

3

Select "Message Filters."

4

Click the "New" button.

5

Type in a name for the filter in the "Filter name" input box. For example, you could choose “Forward to Gmail."

6

Select "Match all messages."

7

Click the "Move Message to" drop-down list, then select "Forward Message to."

8

Type in your Gmail email address.

9

Click the "OK" button.

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About the Author

Allen Bethea has written articles on programming, web design,operating systems and computer hardware since 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and AAS degrees in office technology, mechanical engineering/drafting and internet technology. Allen has extensive experience with desktop and system software for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

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