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 Manage Pop-Ups in Firefox
While navigating the many sites that compose the World Wide Web, you’ve surely come across pop-up windows a good amount of times. A pop-up is a graphical user interface display area – usually in the form of a small window – that suddenly appears onscreen without your permission. While pop-ups generally don’t cover the entirety of the screen, their presence can still be very annoying, because in many cases they will block your view while you’re on a webpage. Another type of pop-up, the “pop-under“, can even take up the whole screen. Pop-unders, in fact, open underneath the current browser window, and they’re usually screen-sized.
Web browsers such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox tend to automatically block pop-ups that are not generated as a result of the user’s actions, meaning that, if a pop-up appears after you clicked on a link or pressed a key, the browser will not block it.
Now, since most people want to avoid being bombarded with one pop-up window after another every time they visit a site, in this article we’re going to learn how to properly set the pop-up blocker feature on Firefox, our browser of interest for today.
What happens when a pop-up pops up in Firefox
When blocking a pop-up, Firefox will simply display an information bar telling you that a pop-up has just been blocked, as well as an icon in the address bar. The information bar consists of the message “Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window”, with a Preferences button beside it. When you click the button, a menu is displayed with the following choices:
– “Allow/Block pop-ups for this site”
– “Edit Pop-up Blocker Preferences…“
– “Don’t show this message when pop-ups are blocked”
– *show the blocked pop-up*
How to enable the pop-up blocker setting
We mentioned earlier that web browsers usually have the pop-up blocker feature enabled by default, but if for some reason your Firefox browser is not set like that we’re going to guide you through the easy process for enabling the pop-up blocker. Also, know that Firefox allows you to control both pop-ups and pop-unders.
Now, follow the steps below to access the pop-up blocker settings:
– first, in the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences
– then select the Privacy & Security panel:
— under the Permissions section, check the box next to “Block pop-up windows” to enable the pop-up blocker
— if you select the Exceptions… button, a dialog box with a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups will open
— said dialog box offers you the following choices:
— Allow: adds a website to the exceptions list
— Remove Website: removes a website from the exceptions list
— Remove All Websites: removes all of the websites in the exceptions list
With that being said, there’s the fact that blocking pop-ups may interfere with some websites. A certain type of site, such as a banking site, generally tends to use pop-ups for important features: by blocking all pop-ups, those features won’t work properly, or will be disabled altogether.
Source: Support Mozilla