Email Forwarding

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Set Up Email Forwarding and Retain Forwarded Messages

If you would like to forward your Oberlin College email to an alternate email address and retain copies of those messages in your Oberlin College email inbox after forwarding, follow the steps below.

Note: with this process, you may want to regularly purge the messages from your Oberlin College (OCMail) account) in order to avoid future quota issues):

  1. From a web browser, open http://gmail.com and log in using your Oberlin email address and password.
  2. In the top right, click the Settings gear icon Google Gear Grey.png.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the "Forwarding" section, click Add a forwarding address.
  6. Enter the email address you want to forward messages to.
  7. Click Next and then Proceed and then OK.
  8. A verification message will be sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.
  9. Go back to the settings page for the Oberlin email account you are forwarding messages from and refresh your browser.
  10. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to and choose keep Oberlin College Mail's copy in the Inbox in the dropdown menu.
  11. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Set Up Email Forwarding and Delete Forwarded Messages

If you would like to forward your email to an alternate email address and delete copies of those messages from your Oberlin College email inbox after forwarding, follow these steps:

  1. From a web browser, open http://gmail.com and log in using your Oberlin email address and password.
  2. In the top right, click the Settings gear icon Google Gear Grey.png.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the "Forwarding" section, click Add a forwarding address.
  6. Enter the email address you want to forward messages to.
  7. Click Next and then Proceed and then OK.
  8. A verification message will be sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.
  9. Go back to the settings page for the Oberlin email account you are forwarding messages from and refresh your browser.
  10. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to and choose delete Oberlin College Mail's copy in the dropdown menu.
  11. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.