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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.


  • 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."
  • TIP: Older versions of Outlook use the phrase "forward to people or distribution list" instead of "redirect."
  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • 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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You Will Need

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Gmail or Hotmail account

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