How to Set Up Comcast Email Forwarding

By Contributing Writer

Switching email accounts can sometimes be a pain, especially if you have a lot of addresses you need to transfer. If you use Comcast for your email, then things just got a little easier. Email forwarding via Comcast is very simple to set up and to use.

Step 1

Go to the website You will need to have an email account through Comcast to be able to receive forwarded mail. You will receive them in a separate inbox you have set up; the original address will still be shown. This is a useful tool until you are able to change over to the other address permanently.

Step 2

Click on the "My Account" link on the top left-hand side of the page. Doing so will bring you to the sign-in page. Enter your username and password. Check the box if you want the site to remember this information. Click "Sign In"; this will log you in and take you to your account page.

Step 3

Scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the left-hand side, you will find "Email Preferences." Left-click on "Email Forwarding," which is the second preference listed. If you are changing from another email account to Comcast, there is an easy link for you to use.

Step 4

Read the information shown about email forwarding. You will receive some options to select, a display of the name you are signed in under, and a prompt asking if you want to enable mail forwarding. You will then be asked if you want to keep a local copy. After entering this information, you will need to provide the new forwarding address. Then click "Update."

Step 5

If you change your mind and decide you do not want to keep the forwarding address anymore, you can go back into your account, click on the email-forwarding option and change everything you previously did. If you have more than one account through Comcast, you can use email forwarding on all of them.