How To Automatically Setup Email Forwarding in Gmail, Outlook & Namecheap?

A step-by-step how to setup automatic forwarding in Gmail, Outlook, and Namecheap.

You can simplify your email management by setting up automatic forwarding in Gmail, Outlook, and Namecheap. Learn the step-by-step processes for each platform to ensure your messages seamlessly reach the right inbox. 

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Email Forwarding Setup in Gmail

You have the option to automatically forward your Gmail messages to another email address. 

Follow these steps to setup forwarding, but note that this process can only be done on your computer and is not available through the Gmail app.

  • Open Gmail and log in to the account from which you want to forward messages.

  • In the top right corner, click on "Settings" (gear icon), and then select "See all settings."

  • Navigate to the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.

  • In the "Forwarding" section, click on "Add a forwarding address."

  • Enter the email address to which you want to forward messages and click "Next," "Proceed," and then "OK."

  • A verification message will be sent to the specified address. Click the verification link within that message.

  • Return to the settings page for the Gmail account you're forwarding messages from and refresh your browser.

  • Again, go to the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.

  • In the "Forwarding" section, select "Forward a copy of incoming mail to."

  • Choose the desired action for the Gmail copy of your emails; we recommend selecting "Keep Gmail's copy in the Inbox."

  • Finally, at the bottom of the page, click "Save Changes" to apply the automatic forwarding settings.

Now, your Gmail messages will be automatically forwarded to the specified email address, streamlining your email management process. To learn more about email forwarding setup in Gmail, go there.  

Email Forwarding Setup in Outlook

The process to setup automatic email forwarding is different in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016,, and Outlook 365. 

On Outlook 2013 & Outlook 2016

  • Open Outlook and select "File" from the top menu on the left.

  • Now, choose "Manage Rules & Alerts" to proceed with setting up email forwarding rules.

  • Select the email address you want to apply the rule to if you have multiple addresses.

  • Click on "New Rule" to create a new rule for email management.

  • Opt for "Start from a blank rule" and select "Apply rule on messages I receive." Click "Next" to continue.

  • Set your preferred conditions for forwarding, such as forwarding emails from specific individuals or those marked as important. Customize the rule description accordingly.

  • Choose the emails to which you want to apply the rule and click "OK."

  • Once the rule description is edited, select "Next" to proceed with the configuration.

  • In the next window, choose "forward it to people or public group." Click the provided link to add the email address to which you want the emails forwarded.

  • If needed, create exceptions to exclude specific emails or spam from being forwarded.

  • Name your forwarding rule for easy identification and select "Turn on this rule" when you're ready to activate it.


To automatically set up email forwarding in, follow these steps:

  • Begin by logging into your email account.

  • Locate the Settings cog in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Choose "View all Outlook settings" from the options presented.

  • Click on the "Forwarding" tab to access the forwarding settings.

  • Set up your forwarding address by following the provided options on the screen.

On Outlook 365

  • Access your Office 365 account by signing in.

  • Navigate to the top of the screen and locate the "Rules" option.

  • Within the "Rules" section, click on "Edit Rules" to manage your email forwarding settings.

  • Identify the "+" symbol at the bottom of the screen. If you are using a PC, you might encounter "Inbox rules." Select this option and then choose "New."

  • Assign a name to your rule for easy reference. Define the rule parameters according to your preferences.

  • Click on "Forward To" to specify the action you want to take for the incoming emails.

  • Enter the email address to which you want to forward messages and confirm by clicking "Ok."

Email Forwarding Setup in Namecheap

To automatically set up email forwarding in Namecheap, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  • Begin by logging in to your Webmail account. Locate and click on the User icon in the upper right corner, and then select "Settings."

  • Within the Settings menu, click on the Mail menu, and then choose "Auto Forward."

  • In the Auto Forward section, enter a valid email address to which you want the emails forwarded. Toggle the switch in front of "Auto forward" to enable automatic forwarding. You also have the option to retain a copy of the message on the server if needed.

  • The auto-forwarding is configured as a Mail filter. If you wish to apply additional filter rules after the auto-forwarding, enable the "Process subsequent rules" option. Once done, click on "Apply changes."

  • If you need to set up more advanced conditions or actions, consider using the Mail Filter option instead.

Please note that emails marked as spam and placed in the spam folder will not be forwarded. The spam filter threshold can be adjusted by contacting the Namecheap Support team.

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