Turn on automatic forwarding in Outlook on the web

You can automatically forward or redirect your email messages by setting up Inbox rules in Outlook on the web. This is useful if you want to read and respond to messages from another email account or when you want someone else to receive and respond to your email in your absence.

Choose your version for instructions

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the new Outlook on the web. Choose which version of Outlook on the web you're using to see the steps that apply to you.

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Outlook on the Web Beta

See Instructions for the new Outlook on the web.

Outlook on the web

See Instructions for classic Outlook on the web.

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Instructions for the new Outlook on the web

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings Settings > View all Outlook settings.

  2. Select Mail > Forwarding.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To turn on forwarding, select Start forwarding, enter the forwarding email address and select Save.

      Note: Select the Keep a copy of forwarded messages check box if you want a copy of the original message to remain in your mailbox.

    • To turn off forwarding, select Stop forwarding and select Save.

Instructions for classic Outlook on the web

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings Settings > Mail.

  2. In the Options menu, select Mail > Accounts > Forwarding.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To turn on forwarding, select Start forwarding, enter the forwarding email address and select Save.

      Note: Select the Keep a copy of forwarded messages check box if you want a copy of the original message to remain in your mailbox.

    • To turn off forwarding, select Stop forwarding and select Save.

See Also

Create, reply to, or forward email messages in Outlook on the web

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