How to Redirect E-mail From Outlook to Gmail or Hotmail

Send your e-mail back to Gmail or Hotmail automatically without having to forward messages one-by-one.


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You Will Need

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Gmail or Hotmail account


  1. Step 1

    Open Tools in Outlook

    Open Outlook and select Tools from the menu bar. Choose Rules and Alerts from the drop-down menu.

  2. Step 2

    Click New Rule

    Click the New Rule button in the pop-up window. Select Start From a Blank Rule at the top of the Rules Wizard pop-up window. Choose the option "Check messages when they arrive" under the Step 1 heading, and click Next.

  3. Step 3

    Check "through the specified account"

    Check the box next to "through the specified account" under the Step 1 heading. Then click the blue underlined "specified" under the Step 2 heading.

  4. Step 4

    Select account

    Select the e-mail account from the drop-down list in the Account pop-up window that you would like redirected. Click Next in the Rules Wizard pop-up window.

  5. Step 5

    Select redirect option

    Select the redirect option of "redirect to people or distribution list" or "redirect to people or distribution list as attachment."

  6. Older versions of Outlook use the phrase "forward to people or distribution list" instead of "redirect."

  7. Step 6

    Select people or distribution list

    Click on the blue underlined "people or distribution list" under the Step 2 heading. Type in the Gmail or Hotmail address next to the To button in the pop-up window and click OK.

  8. Step 7

    Click Next and name rule

    Click Next twice and then name the rule.

  9. To select the "Run this rule now" or "Create this rule on all accounts and inboxes," click the check boxes next to those options before finalizing.

  10. Step 8

    Click Finish

    Click Finish to apply your rule and have all Gmail or Hotmail messages redirected back to their respective servers.

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