How to Forward a Message with Outlook

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Have you gotten an email that could be of use (or of amusement) to somebody else as well? Then there's hardly a better, faster or easier way to share it than forwarding it.

Forward a Message with Outlook

To forward a message with Outlook:

  • Highlight the email you want to forward.
  • Press Ctrl-F. Alternatively, you can also press the Forward button or select Actions | Forward from the menu.
  • Fill in the email address of who you want to send it to, and write an additional message if you wish, for example, you could explain why you are forwarding the message.  It is usually a good idea to trim the message text of the forwarded email to preserve the email addresses or any other private information on the original message. Note: If you forward the email as an attachment, you cannot do the trimming. 
  • Click Send.

As an alternative, you can also redirect messages in Outlook.

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