How do I automatically forward my Gmail email to a different account?


  1. Login to your University Gmail account
  2. Click the gear icon (1) in the top right corner then click Settings (2)
  3. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Click on Add a forwarding address button
    Add a forwarding address
  5. Enter a new forwarding email address and click Next
    Enter a forwarding email address
  6. Confirm the forwarding address and click Proceed
  7. For security purposes, a confirmation code will be sent to verify permission - click OK
    Forwarding address confirmation
  8. Open the email account you have selected to forward to and find the confirmation message from the Gmail team. If you’re having trouble finding it, check your Spam folder
  9. Click the verification link in that email to confirm the request
  10. A new tab will open - click Confirm
    Confirm forwarding
  11. Back in your University Gmail account, reload the page in your web browser - look for the reload icon Reload
  12. On the same Forwarding and POP/IMAP page in Settings,select Forward a copy of incoming mail
  13. In the second drop-down menu, choose what you want Gmail to do with your messages after they’re forwarded, such as keep UNC Charlotte Mail's copy in the Inbox (recommended) or mark UNC Charlotte Mail's copy as read, archive UNC Charlotte Mail's copy or delete UNC Charlotte Mail's copy
    Gmail forwarding final steps
  14. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page


It is important to ensure the forwarding of email does not conflict with the University's Policy for Electronic Communication.

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