How to Forward or Redirect Outlook 2007 Mail to Gmail

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Google's free Gmail service offers a vast amount of free storage space, and the fact that it is a Google service means that few organizations block it, and you can access it from nearly anywhere. If you are a happy Gmail user, you may wish that you could access your other email accounts through the Gmail interface rather than using software such as Microsoft Outlook 2007. By creating a forwarding rule in Outlook, you can automatically forward incoming messages to your Gmail account and access your mail from one place.


Step 1

Open the "Tools" menu at the top of the Outlook 2007 window, then select "Rules and Alerts."

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Step 2

Click the "New Rule" button.

Step 3

Click "Check messages when they arrive" in the "Blank Rule" section of the window. Click "Next."


Step 4

Click "Next." Outlook 2007 displays a prompt asking you if you want the rule to apply to every message that you receive. Click "Yes."

Step 5

Click the "Forward it to people or distribution list" checkbox.



Step 6

Click the "People or distribution list" link at the bottom of the window.

Step 7

Click the "To" field at the bottom of the window, and type your Gmail address.

Step 8

Click "Ok," then click "Finish."

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