Setting Up Mail Forwarding in Google Mail

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Last Updated: March 22, 2017


For those with Stony Brook Google Email Accounts, it is recommended to access your mail through Stony Brook Google Mail.

Those choosing to forward their Stony Brook Google to other accounts should still log in to their SBU Google Account to be sure everything has forwarded and nothing has been missed (perhaps because an email went to spam, for example, and spam does not forward).

Forwarding Email

If you would like the email that gets sent to your address to be forwarded to another account, follow these directions:

1. Log into your Stony Brook University Google account at using your NetID and NetID password.

2. Click the This is an image of the Google settings gear in the top right-hand side of your screen and select "Settings."

3. Next, select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" menu and click "Add a forwarding address."

4. Enter the email address you want to forward your incoming emails to and click "Next."

5. Verify the email address and click "Proceed."

6. Enter the confirmation code you received in your other account.

7. Enable email forwarding and decide what you want Google to do with your inbox message.

8. Send a test email to your account to make sure it gets forwarded to the email account you specified in Step 4.

For further reference, please see the PDF document found on the right under "Related Files."

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