Skip to main content

Set up automatic forward on your Gmail

We recently received a lot of questions about Gmail. One of the most commonly asked questions is how to set up a Gmail forwarding service, also known as a forwarding service. This means that an e-mail message sent to your Gmail account will be automatically forwarded to the email address you provided. This can also be multiple e-mail addresses. Today, these services are very smart to filter spam first and only forward important email, although of course that happens, you do not send e-mail is not real spam.

But the big question comes from many: Automatic forwarding, how do you do that?

Set up automatic forwarding

For this I have consulted the Gmail manual. This is not easy to find. The following is taken from

You can automatically forward your mail to another address. You can choose to forward all new mail or just certain messages.

Note: When your new mail is forwarded, spam messages will not be forwarded.

Enable auto forward

  1. Open Gmail on your computer through the account you want to forward the message to. You can only forward mail to a Gmail address, not a group or email alias.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner.

  3. Click Install.

  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tabs.

  5. In the Forwarding section, click Add a forwarding address.

  6. Enter the email address you want to forward the message to.

  7. Click Next>Continue>OK.

  8. A verification message is sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.

  9. Return to the settings page for the Gmail account you want to forward mail and

    refresh your browser.


  10. Select Forward a copy of the incoming message.

  11. Choose what you want to happen with Gmail’s email copy. We recommend that you select “Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox.”

  12. Scroll down the page to save the changes.

Turn off automatic forward

  1. Open Gmail on your computer through an account you no longer want to forward messages to.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner of Settings.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tabs.
  5. In the Forwarding section, click Disable forwarding.
  6. Below, click Save Changes.

Recover Gmail account

Address by your telephone number

Almost all of us use our mail account every day. And Gmail users can have access to, such as documents, calendars, and their photos with this account. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that in case something goes wrong, you always have the additional option to access your account!

The best way to ensure that you always have access to e-mail and other documents by entering an e-mail address or other phone number can be used to restore your access. Entering a recovery number or e-mail address is not required, but is strongly recommended for security reasons.

How can you register an extra contact or phone number? We explain each step below.

Add or change number recovery number

Phone recovery is a cell phone number that can be used to send SMS with data in the event of a problem. This way, for example, you receive a verification code when you no longer have access to your account. You may also be warned this way for suspicious activity related to your account: people attempting to sign in without authorization, for example, or signing up on other unknown devices.

To set up a phone number, proceed as follows:

Visit the “My Account” page and select “

Phone number “.You have not added a phone number yet? Then you can add it here.

Do you have a phone number, but do you want to change it? Then click the “Edit” button next to the existing phone number.

Follow the instructions in the box that is displayed.

Note that you always use a cell phone number. After all, a landline can not receive text messages for verification.

Add or change

Recovery email address A recovery email address works just like a phone number. You can choose any secondary address for which you use a different login than your Gmail account.

You can set up an e-mail address as follows:

Go to the “My Account” page and select “Recovery email address.”

Did not add an email address yet? Then you can add it here.

You already have an e-mail address, but do you want to change it? Then click the “Edit” button next to the existing address.

Enter your email address in the box provided.

By taking appropriate security measures now, you will prevent problems later with the security of your account!

Gmail Vacation Mode

Set up a relaxed mode in Gmail

In Gmail is very easy in the absence, for example a holiday called “auto responder” function. With this setting, you will automatically reply in the absence.

Using this function can be helpful, so people know that you can not react immediately.

Setting up a Gmail vacation mode is simple and we’ll explain step by step how to do it.

Step 1:

Make sure you’re signed in to your Gmail account via and click on the settings in the upper right corner (see image below).

Step 2:

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where “Auto-reply”

Then set the “auto responder enabled”. And display your own text and the days you are actually absent (see screenshot below).

Step 3:

Click “save changes” and your auto-reply function in Gmail is enabled.

Gmail business – Gsuite

Gmail is a handy mailing program for using businesses in your company.

Everything through the cloud

With Gmail, you can receive and send e-mail anywhere in the world. You only need a laptop, smartphone or tablet with internet connection. All files and e-mails are placed on the server so you can access your information anywhere. This allows you, for example, when you are on your way to an appointment, just go through the mails on your iPhone to go through all the important information about the appointment.

Email addresses have their own domain

Google gives companies the option of using Gmail with their own domain. Think of the e-mail address: By using these e-mail addresses in your company, employees can work more conveniently with their e-mail address and a more professional and professional business for the outside world.

There are costs associated with e-mail addresses with your own domain name. But as a paid customer at Google, you get your own storage, so you can easily use other services and products at Google. Think about Google Drive, Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets, and Google Plus.

By using the Google services above, companies can do a lot of their work online and in the cloud. This is a new and more effective way of working.

Use Gmail Business

Interested in using Gmail? Then, check out the Google site. Here’s more information on using Gmail in your company.

Delete Gmail account

You can uninstall all Google products that Gmail must also comply with in your Google Account. For example, if you no longer use Gmail, you can unlink and remove the “Gmail” product from your Google Account.

Do you have another email address? Or maybe you do not want to use one of Google’s services anymore? You can then delete your Gmail. If you delete Gmail, you will no longer be able to sign in and all data (including e-mail and other information) will be deleted. So keep this in mind if you plan to delete Gmail.

Delete Gmail in 3 steps

Follow the instructions below to delete Gmail.

1. Sign in to your Google Account

Sign in with your Google Account where your Gmail account is linked. Then, click in the top corner of the page on your Google Account/avatar image. Click the ‘Account‘ option in the created menu.

2. Data Tools

Now you go to a page where you can manage your Google Account. Click ‘Data tools’ in the menu. Then click ‘Delete account‘.

3. Delete Gmail

On this page, you can delete all the Google products you use at the same time. Select Gmail and click the “Delete Gmail permanently” button.

Gmail has been deleted

You have successfully deleted your Gmail. You will no longer be able to use the Gmail service and you will no longer be able to receive mail from your Gmail address.


Gmail on iPhone

Do you want to receive and send email from Gmail on your iPhone? That is possible! You have different solutions for this. We have put these solutions into the list so you can choose the solution that works best for you.

You can use your Gmail through the standard mail client from iOS. All emails from Gmail are then loaded in this program, and you can also bookmarks and send messages from this standard mail client. Gmail has also developed its own mail client, which you can download from the Apple App Store. You need an Apple ID for this.

Set up Gmail on iPhone

Follow the instructions below to set up Gmail on your iPhone in the standard iOS messaging app.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Then click on E-mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Click the New account option.
  4. Select the Google Mail option.
  5. Enter your account details.

Standard apps from iOS will automatically retrieve all e-mails. Now you can use Gmail on your iPhone.

Gmail app for iPhone

Do you like more with the Gmail app developed specifically for iPhone? Then follow the steps below to download and install this app on your iPhone.

  1. Visit the App store and search for ‘Gmail app’ or visit this link on your iPhone.
  2. Click download and enter your Apple ID password.
  3. Open the Gmail app if the app is installed on your iPhone.
  4. Sign in with the details of your Gmail account.

Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier is a useful tool that Google has developed for Gmail. With the Gmail Notifier, Gmail users can receive notifications on their screen as soon as they receive an email. With Gmail Notifier, you never have to sign in to Gmail again to see if you’ve received an email.

When you install Notifier, Gmail Notifier will appear prominently on your desktop. You see an envelope in the taskbar (Windows) or in the top bar (Mac). If you have received, you will see an alert or pop up on your screen an email, listed in this popup window where you received an email and you will see what the title of email, underneath a text from e-mail. Gmail Notifier will automatically check itself every 5 minutes if a new message sits in your inbox.

Receiving a Gmail notification is also an option to go directly to the Gmail site and search for new emails yourself.

Gmail Notifier Settings

To set up and use Gmail Notifier, you must follow the steps below.

Download and install

Gmail Notifier Download Gmail Notifier, this can be done through this link. Open the program if you have downloaded the program. Follow the instructions on your screen after opening. Enter your Gmail account details during installation. This allows the Gmail Notifier to access your Gmail account to verify that you have received the email.

Use Gmail Notifier

Once installed, there is a white envelope with a blue border in your taskbar or top bar. As soon as you receive an e-mail, a popup will appear with this envelope. In addition to these notifications, you are the user also have the opportunity to take action. You can manually check whether you have received an e-mail, access your Gmail directly, and close the program so that you no longer receive notifications on the screen.

Gmail imap

You can archive email in two ways in your Gmail inbox. This can be done through POP3 and IMAP. Shortly after bending, messages with POP3 are stored on your computer or phone, so you can not retrieve and read them on other devices.

With Gmail IMAP all e-mails are stored on the server. This does not matter where or on which device you check mail from your Gmail account.

In’s regular view, you can not choose between POP3 or IMAP. You will need to use an e-mail application for this. Think about Outlook or Thunderbird.

How do I enable Gmail IMAP?

You can easily enable IMAP on Gmail by following the steps below.

1. Sign in to Gmail

Sign in to Gmail and make sure you’re signed in to the mail service.

2. Go to settings

When you sign in, you’ll see a gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. If you click this, a menu will appear. Then click the option: install.


On the relevant page, click Forward POP / IMAP

4. Enable IMAP

Click the ‘Enable IMAP’ option. Then click save changes.

You have now made the changes.

Gmail IMAP on iPhone

You can also enable Gmail IMAP on your smartphone or mobile phone. In the example below, we assume an iPhone.

It is only possible to enable IMAP in the Apple iOS mail program.

1. IMAP enabled?

Make sure that IMAP is enabled on the Gmail website (see instructions above).

2. Installation

Click the app’s settings on your iPhone

3. Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then click on ‘mail’.

4. Add account Add account

Gmail on your iPhone. To do this, you must enter the email address and password of your Gmail account.

5. Done

Click next and then save. Now you can use your Gmail account on your iPhone!

Gmail IMAP settings

Use the table below to update your app with the correct data. For help with updating your settings, look in your email application’s help center for instructions on configuring IMAP.

Server for incoming messages (IMAP) requires: yes

Port: 993

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires: yes

TLS required: yes (if available)

Verification required: yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS / STARTTLS: 587

Full name or display name Your name
Account name, username or e-mail address Your complete e-mail address
password Your Gmail password

Gmail POP3

If you configure your mail in Gmail or Outlook, you usually see POP3 and IMAP terms. These are the settings for storing your emails and data.

If you normally go offline and want to save all your files and e-mails on your computer or laptop, you should save the mail traffic from your Gmail address as a POP3 email.

How do you set up POP3 for Gmail?

You can only save POP3 via Gmail in a mail program installed on your computer or laptop. For example, we take Outlook Express.

1. Open Outlook Express

Click on the Outlook Express icon, the program will open.

2. Add E-mail

Go to ‘Add’ -> ‘Account’ -> ‘Add’ -> ‘E-mail’ in the main menu.

Enter your Gmail account details into this form.


Complete the e-mail server Enter the following information in the form:

E-mail to: POP.GMAIL.COM
E-mail sent: SMTP.GMAIL.COM
Account name : Gmail account email address

Password :

Gmail account password

Once completed, click next and then finish.

Gmail account properties

Your Gmail POP3 email account is now being created in Outlook Express. Now click ‘Account’ in the main menu and select your newly created Gmail account. Then go to the server section and check “This server requires authentication”. Then go to the Advanced section and check SMTP and POP3. You need a secure SSL connection for POP3.

Make sure the port number of your outgoing mail server is also 465, if this is not the case for complications that may arise when sending mail through Outlook Express.


Now you just have to forward your Gmail account to POP3. You must do this on the Gmail website.

If you are logged in, you must go to install / install. Go to the forwarding option and select the POP option. Select ‘Enable POP for all’ here.

Because all incoming and outgoing mail with POP3 are removed from the server by default when you download them on your computer, Gmail provides an additional service. You can indicate that your Gmail settings will continue to make a backup of your Gmail account.

Install the e-mail application

Go to your client, such as Microsoft Outlook, and check the settings.

Server for incoming messages (POP) requires: yes

Port: 995

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires: yes

TLS required: yes (if available)

Verification required: yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS / STARTTLS: 587

If you use Gmail with your work or school account , contact your administrator about the correct SMTP configuration.

Timeouts from the server More than 1 minute (5 is recommended)
Full name or display name Your name
Account name, username or e-mail address your e-mail adress
password Your Gmail password

How to set up email on Gmail

To configure an email account on Gmail, you need to take the following steps:

  1. After logging in to your gmail account, go to the settings of the same link that has the following link:
  2. Click Account and settings as shown below:
  3. Click on Add a email address, the popup window will open as shown below:
  4. On the first “Add a mail account” screen, enter your new email address and hit “Next.”
  5. On the next screen, select “Import emails from my other account (POP3)” and click “Next.”
  6. On the next screen, input the following settings:
    • Username is your full email address (not just the part before the @ symbol).
    • Password is the password you entered when setting up the email address.
    • POP Server.
    • Port is 995
    • Check the “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail” checkbox
    • Optionally, click “Label incoming messages” if you wish to clearly identify from your inbox messages sent to your custom address.