How to Forward Multiple Emails From a Mac

Send multiple emails from Mail on your Mac in a single message

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Every day, you send, receive, and forward email messages in the Mail app on your Mac. But did you know that you can forward multiple emails in Mail and make them all appear as a single message? We show you how to do just that.

You may be wondering why you'd need to forward multiple emails at once rather than simply sending each message individually. The short answer is that if all the messages are related—maybe you're buying tickets to an event for a group of friends and you're communicating with those friends individually—it may be confusing for recipients to keep track of them.

Instructions in this article apply to Mail on macOS Catalina (10.15). The same functionality exists is earlier versions of Mail, but the menu and command names may differ.

How to Forward Multiple Emails in Mail

To forward multiple email messages in Mail, complete the following steps:

  1. In Mail, in the message list, hold down the Control key, and then select every message you want to forward.

    Select an email in the list of message in Mail for macOS Catalina

    If you group your messages by thread, by default, selecting the first message in the thread selects the entire thread.

  2. From the Message menu, select Forward.

    Forward multiple messages in Mail on macOS Catalina

    To forward the entire message, including the header, from the Message menu, select Forward as Attachment.

    A new email opens with the forwarded messages in the body.

  3. In the new email message, type the names or email addresses of the people you want to forward the emails to, a subject for your email, and any message in the body of the email. When you're done, select Send.

How to Forward Multiple Emails in Earlier Versions of Mail

If you're using the Mail app on a computer running Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or earlier, complete the following steps to forward multiple emails:

  1. In Mail, in the message list, hold down the Control key, and then select every message you want to forward.

  2. From the File menu, select New Message.

  3. In the new email message, type the names or email addresses of the people you want to forward the emails to, a subject for your email, and any message in the body of the email.

  4. From the Edit menu, select Append Selected Messages.

    In some versions of Mail, the Append Selected Messages command appears in the Messages menu, instead.