Autoforwarding a single gmail address to multiple other addresses
March 28, 2008 12:08 AM   Subscribe

How do I set up a gmail account that automatically forwards anything it receives to two other accounts?

My wife and I used to have a handy couple@domain email address that automatically forwarded to both of us at other addresses. Predictably, that was set up using a .forward statement on a Linux machine.

Now we both use gmail more or less exclusively, and there doesn't seem to be a way to say "forward all the mail that comes to this account to these two different accounts". Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this?
posted by scrump to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Create two filters. Go into Settings -> Filters, and "Create a new filter." Then set the "To:" field to your Gmail address, hit "Next" and select the first email in the forwarding field. Repeat this process for the second address.
posted by spiderskull at 12:13 AM on March 28, 2008

Response by poster: Okay, now I feel like an idiot. That's precisely what I wanted, spiderskull: I just couldn't manage to think of it. Thanks!
posted by scrump at 12:34 AM on March 28, 2008

Another way to do this is to have each of the target Gmail accounts pull messages from couple@gmail via POP3. Configure Gmail's POP3 fetcher to leave the messages on the server after retrieval, and you should be good.
posted by flabdablet at 3:18 AM on March 28, 2008

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