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.

You will need

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Gmail or Hotmail account

Step 1 Open Tools in Outlook Open Outlook and select Tools from the menu bar. Choose Rules and Alerts from the drop-down menu.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Step 7 Click Next and name rule Click Next twice and then name the rule.

Step 8 Click Finish Click Finish to apply your rule and have all Gmail or Hotmail messages redirected back to their respective servers.