How to forward an email from gmail

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  1. popowich

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    Re: How to forward an e-mail from gmail

    I haven't found a way to select a group of messages and then forward them all. It seems you can only do one at a time.

    Is there a way to forward a select group of messages?
     

  3. popowich

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    Hi Bill,

    You are correct, there is no easy way to forward multiple emails from a Gmail account.

    There are two ways to select and send multiple email messages from Gmail.

    First, you can use a pop or imap client on your computer to access your email and use that program to forward the emails. For more information on configuring a pop or imap client on your computer please see the following guide:

    http://www.emailquestions.com/gmail/208-read-gmail-any-mail-program.html

    Another way to forward multiple emails is to create a filter. To use a filter please follow these steps:

    • Go to More Actions and select Filter Messages Like These
    Gmail More Actions Filter Messages Like These.JPG
    • Fill in the matching details within Create a Filter and click Next
    • Check and enter the forwarding email address, the option to apply to filter to all of the existing messages that match, and select Create Filter
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    • If you only need to forward the messages a single time delete the filter after it has forwarded the email messages.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I wanted to forward my entire inbox and realized it's easier to check the box next to each email before clicking More -> Filter messages like these.

    A variation on the directions above :

    • Click the check box next to each email that you want to forward
    Gmail Checkboxes.JPG
    • Go to the More menu and select Filter Messages Like These
    Gmail More Filter.JPG
    • The needed filter details will already be filled in. Click Next Step.
    Gmail Filter Rule.JPG
    • Click the check boxes for Forward it to and Also apply filter to before clicking the Create Filter button
    Gmail Create Filter.JPG

    If this forward process is only needed one time when you are done you may want to go to your mail settings and remove the filter that was used to forward the emails.


    • Go to the top right of your Gmail, click the Gear, and select Mail Settings
    Gmail Settings.JPG
    • Click the Filters tab and then you can click delete located on the right side of each filter rule as needed.
    Gmail Filters Settings.JPG
    If you have a lot of filters it's also a good time to double check your rules for old unneeded rules that can be removed too.
     

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