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How to automatically forward messages sent to Gmail to other email accounts

Don't panic about regularly checking all your webmail accounts

The more time you spend using the web, the more accounts you sign-up for. Whether is online storage, social networks ofr webmail services. However, it can certainly be a chore remembering to check all of these email accounts regularly to ensure you never miss an email.

If you set up a forwarding filter, you can ensurse incoming emails are forwarded to another address, ideally one you check regularly, so you'll never miss a message again. Here's how to implement this in Gmail.

Step one
Login to your Gmail account and then open the Mail Settings option from the top right-hand corner.

Step two
Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and then press Add a forwarding address.

Step three
Enter the address you want messages to be forwarded to and press Next.

Step four
A confirmation code will be sent this email to verify it. Log-in to the secondary email account, find the code and enter it into the box under the POP/IMAP settings tab. Press Verify.

Step five
You'll be notified when this has been successfully verified. Now select the Forward a copy of incoming mail to option. If you've got more than one address listed, select the relevant one from the drop down menu and chose whether or not to keep a copy of the message in your Gmail inbox. Press Save Changes and then return to your inbox, safe in the knowledge your emails will be forwarded to an account you check regularly.

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