Here’s How to Automatically Forward a Gmail Message to Another Address
Did you know that with Gmail you can forward all of your new messages to another email address, or only forward certain types of messages? This feature will for sure come in handy when you have to send the same email to two people at once. If you clicked on this article, you probably want to know how to automatically forward a Gmail message to another account, so, without further ado, let’s get into the tutorial!
What to know about automatic email forwarding
Unfortunately, you can only set up forwarding on your computer, and not through the Gmail app on a mobile device. And if you have an account you use for work or school and you’re having trouble, contact your administrator. When your new messages are forwarded, messages from spam won’t be included, and, lastly, note that you can only forward messages for a single Gmail address, and not an email group or alias.
Set up automatic Gmail messages forwarding
Turn it on
– on your computer, open Gmail using the account you want to forward messages from
– in the top right, select Settings > See all settings
– now, click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
– in the “Forwarding” section, click Add a forwarding address
– then, enter the email address you want to forward messages to
– click Next > Proceed > OK
– a verification message will be sent to that address; click the verification link in that message
– now go back to the settings page for the Gmail account you want to forward messages from, and refresh your browser
– select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
– this time, in the “Forwarding” section, select Forward a copy of incoming mail to
– you’ll have to choose what you want to happen with the Gmail copy of your emails: the “Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox” option is recommended
– lastly, at the bottom of the page, click Save Changes
Turn it off
– on your computer, open Gmail using the account you want to stop forwarding messages from
– now, in the top right, click Settings > See all settings
– then click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
– in the “Forwarding” section, select Disable forwarding
– lastly, at the bottom, click Save Changes
Forward specific kinds of messages
If you only want to forward certain kinds of messages, you can create a filter for these messages. As you’re setting up your filter, you can choose what email address to forward these messages to. In the case that you don’t see an email address to forward messages to, just follow the steps above to turn on forwarding.
Can you forward messages to multiple accounts?
As we mentioned, by following the steps above it’s only possible to automatically forward all your messages to one account, but by creating a filter you can actually share the same message with more than one address.
The meaning of forwarding notices
1) “You are forwarding your mail”
When you set up automatic mail forwarding by following the steps above, you’ll see a notice in your inbox for the first week after you turned on the forwarding feature. Don’t worry, since this is only a reminder that forwarding is turned on; if you turn off forwarding, this notice will go away.
2) “Your filters are forwarding some of your mail”
As for point 1, if you created a filter that forwards certain messages to another email address, you’ll see this notice in your inbox for the first week after you set up the filter. This is a reminder that forwarding is turned on, and gives you a chance to review your forwarding settings, and if you change your filter to stop forwarding messages, the notice will go away.
What if I get a forwarding notice while I didn’t turn on the feature?
Getting the forwarding notice, in this case, is not a good sign, because it could mean that a stranger gained access to your account. To fix the issue, do the following:
– change your password immediately to block any intruders
– then follow the steps above to turn off forwarding
How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website with Chrome
Want to find out how you can save some time whenever you want to visit your favorite websites? If you do, keep reading, because in this article we’re going to show you a very simple and quick hack that will allow to do just that!
The method we’ll be talking about consists in creating a desktop shortcut to a website. This shortcut will function as an app in Chrome, therefore will appear on your desktop as a regular application that uses the logo and the name of the website (although you can change the shortcut’s name at the moment of its creation).
Having a shortcut to a website ready to use on the computer desktop won’t seem like a necessity to most people, but, if you have a weak Internet connection, having to go through all of the steps necessary to access a site can become frustrating, since the process will be very slow. Instead of opening Chrome, entering the website’s name, waiting for the search results to appear and clicking on the one you’re interested in, you’ll be able to access your favorite website immediately with a shortcut. But desktop shortcuts can be beneficial to anyone, since they’ll help you greatly if you’re in a hurry and need to go to a website in as little time as possible.
Add a desktop shortcut to a website in a few easy steps
With that being said, let’s get to the interesting part of the article: let’s find out how to create a desktop shortcut to a website with Chrome!
Note: the shortcut feature works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
What to do beforehand
Before we start, make sure that:
– you’re using the Google Chrome web browser
– you’re signed in to your Google account (the shortcut feature might not work if you’re not)
Follow the steps below to create a shortcut:
– first and foremost, open the Google Chrome app
– search for the website you want to add a shortcut to
– now, click on the menu icon in the right upper corner of the screen (the three dots)
– then select More tools > Create shortcut…
– you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut, but you can also leave the default name
– if you check the “Open as window” option, the app will open its own individual window
– click Create
– close the Chrome window, and you should be able to see the shortcut/app on your desktop!