Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Forward Gmail Email Using Filters Set up your criteria to organize incoming mail 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 on April 20, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 16, 2020 Ryan Perian Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email If you want to forward or copy your Gmail email to another address automatically, Gmail's filters allow you to do this wholesale or selectively. Here, you'll find directions to have Gmail act upon an email that fits the specific criteria you select. Lifewire / Michela Buttignol Set up a Filter to Auto Forward in Gmail To set up a filter that forwards Gmail email to another email address: Select the gear icon, then choose Settings from the drop-down menu. Go to the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. Select Create a new filter. Enter the criteria for the email you want to forward. For example, to forward all mail (as standard Gmail forwarding does), enter @ in the From field. To forward mail from a certain sender, enter that email address, name, domain, or any part of these next to From. When you finish, select Create filter. Select the Forward it to check box, choose the address to which you want these messages delivered from the drop-down list, then select Create filter. Email matching the criteria you set will be forwarded to this address. If the desired email address isn't in the drop-down list, select add forwarding address and enter the address in the box that appears. Choose Next. Select Proceed to confirm the forwarding address. Gmail sends a verification email to the address you added. Enter the code it contains in the box next to Verify [email address] and select Verify. Alternatively, follow the link provided in the email sent to the forwarding address and choose Confirm to confirm that you allow messages to be forwarded to that email address. Select Save Changes. After you create a filter that forwards certain messages to another email address, a notice appears in your inbox stating that your filters are forwarding some of your mail. This reminder appears for the first week after you set up the filter. How to Turn Off Forwarding If you no longer want any messages forwarded to other email addresses, disable forwarding in Gmail. Log in to your Gmail account. Select the Settings gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and choose Settings from the drop-down list. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. In the Forwarding section, select Disable Forwarding. Select Save Changes. How to Delete a Filter If you use multiple filters to forward email messages and you want to stop using one, delete that filter. Log in to your Gmail account. Select the Settings gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and choose Settings from the drop-down list. Select Filters and Blocked Addresses. Choose the filter you want to change. Select Edit to change the filter or Delete to remove the filter. If you edit the filter, make the changes and then select Continue when you're done editing. Select Update Filter or OK.