How to Forward Email to Multiple Addresses Automatically in Gmail

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Suppose you want to forward emails that you receive from a Gmail account to multiple email addresses. Luckily, there is a way to do this in Gmail using Filters.

  1. Login to your Gmail account and go to your Mail settings located at a menu at the top right corner of the screen (look for the button with the gear icon, you can’t miss it). 
  2. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. At the Forwarding section, click Add a forwarding address button. Enter the email address that you want your emails forwarded.
  3. A verification email is sent to the email you specified. Login to that email account and follow the instructions in the email to verify it. (You can verify it via a code or a link provided in the verification email.)
  4. Once verified, repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the recipient addresses are specified.
  5. Click the Filters tab and click Create a new filter link. According to Google, Gmail’s filters allow you to manage the flow of incoming messages. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam — all based on a combination of keywords, sender, recipients, and more.
  6. Choose a search criteriaHere, there are different ways to filter the emails that you want forwarded. For example, you only want emails from to be processed (forwarded) by your filter. Simply enter in the From field. Click Test Search afterwards to check emails that would have been processed by your specified search criteria. Once you are satisfied, click Next Step button.
  7. Choose the action that you want applied to the emails you selected. In this case you will want to check the Forward it to checkbox and select an email in the dropdown menu. (Expect to see the forwarding addresses that you entered in the last steps)Click Create Filter to confirm.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for each forwarding address that you entered. Once done, the filters you created are listed in the Filters tab to edit or delete.

You can test it when you receive a mail that belongs to the criteria you chose is sent to the Gmail account. It should be relayed to other emails you entered nicely with a copy of the original email in the Gmail account.

Congratulations! You’ve just learned how to forward emails from a Gmail account to multiple other email addresses.

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7 Responses to How to Forward Email to Multiple Addresses Automatically in Gmail

  1. Alejandro Level says:

    Is there a way to have a single email be forwarded to more than 1 email address?

    You see, we have this radio show between me and other 2 friends. So we opened a Gmail account and would like for any email that comes in to have that forwarded to all our 3 personal emails…

    Is this possible???

    Thank you so much for your time!

  2. maca says:

    Hi Alejandro,

    It is possible. What I’m thinking is you can do the procedure above with all three gmail accounts. You will just have to setup each email so that the other to addresses are added in the Forwarding list.


  3. Michael Pavey says:

    Hi Karl, what is the search criteria required to forward all emails (not just ones from a certain address as per your example)? I saw another page suggesting using my email address in the To field, but this would presumably not work for messages where I am in Bcc.

  4. Sheila Fox says:

    Excellent, thank you so much for this info. I allowed me to use a work around for several of my clients to all receive forwarded mail at the same time.
    On a different subject:
    Would you happen to know why a Word Press site would not allow its contact form to be sent to e-maill address with the same domain name as the website??

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  6. Clive says:

    I tried this but for some reason I am not able to auto forward to more than 1 gmail id. I added 3 filters to forward all incoming mail to 3 other gmail accounts but only 1 gmail account receives the forward. The other two don’t.

    Before, I tried 2 filters to forward to one gmail id and one hotmail id and THAT worked. Can anyone point out a solution? I read that it’s possible to do a workaround using google groups but google groups has changed so much that I don’t think it’s possible (or maybe I’m just unfamiliar with it?)..Pls respond ASAP.


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