Software & Apps MS Office How to Forward Outlook Mail to Another Email Address Send your mail wherever you want By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated April 06, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Outlook.com can forward incoming messages to another email address (at Outlook.com or elsewhere) automatically. Set it up to pass along all incoming emails. Or use message rules so that only email messages that match certain criteria are forwarded. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook on the web. Lifewire / Lisa Fasol Forward Email from Outlook.com to Another Email Address Configure Outlook on the web (at Outlook.com) to automatically forward emails you receive to a different email address. Select the Settings gear icon in the Outlook on the web toolbar. Select View all Outlook settings. In the Settings dialog box, select Mail > Forwarding. Select the Enable forwarding check box. Clear the Enable forwarding check box to prevent Outlook on the web from forwarding any more messages. Enter the email address that will receive the forwarded email messages. If you want to keep copies of the forwarded messages in your Outlook account, select the Keep a copy of forwarded messages check box. If Keep a copy of forwarded messages is not checked, forwarded mail will not be available in your Outlook account (not even in the Deleted folder). Select Save. Forward Specific Emails Using a Rule in Outlook.com To set up a rule in Outlook on the web that forwards certain messages (based on multiple criteria) to an email address: Select Settings > View all Outlook settings. Select Mail > Rules. Select Add a new rule. Enter a descriptive name for the new rule. Select a name that makes it easy for you to remember how the rule is used. Choose how to forward the emails by selecting an item from the Add a condition dropdown like these examples (although there are others you can choose from): Choose Has attachment to forward all emails with attachments.Choose From to forward all emails from a specific sender.Choose Importance to forward only emails marked with high importance. All conditions must be met for a message to be forwarded. Select the Add an action dropdown arrow and choose the format of the forwarded message: Select Forward to if you want the messages forwarded as an email.Select Forward as attachment to forward complete emails as unmodified attachments. Enter the email address where new messages matching the rule should be sent automatically. If you want to forward the email to multiple people, specify more than one address. To exclude emails that match certain criteria from being forwarded: Select Add an exception.Select the Select one dropdown arrow and choose the desired condition. For example, select Sensitivity to exclude messages with a certain priority.Select the Select an option dropdown arrow and choose the desired option. For example, select Private to exclude messages marked as private. Select Save.