How to Forward iCloud Mail to Another Email Address

Set up iCloud to forward your Mail messages to another email client

What to Know

  • Log in to iCloud and go to Mail > Settings > Preferences > General. Check Forward my email to. Enter the address you're forwarding to.
  • If you want to delete the forwarded emails from iCloud Mail, check the Delete messages after forwarding box.
  • Make sure the forwarding address works before enabling automatic deletion to avoid losing messages.

If you have several iCloud email accounts or accounts through other services, checking all those accounts can be time-consuming. The solution is to forward your iCloud mail automatically to your main email address—the one you check regularly. You can choose to retain a copy in the forwarding iCloud Mail account as a backup. too.

Set Up Mail Forwarding in iCloud

Here's how to forward your email from one account to another:

  1. Go to in your browser and log in.

  2. Click Mail.

    Apple's iCloud Web UI
    Apple's iCloud service allows users to save much of their data to the cloud.
  3. Click the gear at the bottom of the left panel, under the list of mailboxes.

    iCloud Mail main interface
  4. Select Preferences from the menu that opens.

    iCloud Mail preferences
  5. Open the General tab.

    iCloud Preferences > General
  6. Check the box next to Forward my email to.

  7. Enter the email address to which you want all incoming messages to be forwarded automatically in the field following Forward my email to.

  8. If you want the forwarded emails to be deleted from iCloud Mail account after they have been forwarded, check the box in front of Delete messages after forwarding.

    Verify that the forwarding address works before enabling automatic deletion to avoid losing messages. If you enter an incorrect email address, the emails would be forwarded to the wrong address and deleted from iCloud at the same time, which means you'd never see them.

  9. Click Done.

iCloud Mail does not send a verification message. Forwarding starts immediately.

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