Forward your emails

Email forwarding lets you create an extra email address (“email alias”) to receive emails. You can create up to 100 email aliases for your domain at no cost. 

Example: Miriam’s email address is miriam@gmail.com. Miriam creates a professional alias so customers will address their emails to her business name: info@miriamsbakery.com. With email forwarding, Google forwards all emails Miriam receives at info@miriamsbakery.com to miriam@gmail.com. Miram can now check her personal and professional emails in one place.

Step 1: Set up email forwarding

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Click the name of your domain.
  3. Open the Menu Menu.
  4. Click Email.
  5. Under “Email forwarding,” enter the alias email address name and the existing recipient email address.
  6. Click Add.

Set up email forwarding with custom name servers

If you use Google name servers, Google Domains automatically creates the required mail exchange records (MX records) to make email forwarding work.

If you're using custom name servers and want to use Google Domains' email forwarding, learn how to set up email forwarding with custom name servers. 

Step 2: Activate email forwarding

Google Domains sends a one-time confirmation email to the recipient email address you entered in Step 1. Follow the instructions in the email to activate email forwarding. 

You may not receive a confirmation email and email forwarding begins immediately if:

  • You’ve previously verified the recipient address with Google Domains for another forwarded email alias.
  • The recipient address is the same address you use to sign in to Google Domains.

Send emails from your email alias

If your primary email address is a Gmail address, you can make it appear that you're sending email from an alias you created. Learn how to send emails from an alias.​ 

Tips for email forwarding

Test email forwarding

After you set up and activate email forwarding, send an email to the new email alias you created. 

Tip: To view a forwarded email in your primary inbox, send it from a different email address or check your Sent mail folder.  Learn why you don't see your forwarded email in your inbox.

Forward multiple aliases to a single recipient email
Enter only the star symbol “*” as your alias email address name rather than entering all email aliases you’d like to have. The star symbol indicates that any words before your @domain name should forward to your primary email address. For example, support@miriamsbakery.com, info@miriamsbakery.com, and press@miriamsbakery.com all go to miriam.example@gmail.com if you set *@miriamsbakery.com.
Forward emails to multiple people
Create a Google group of individuals’ email addresses, and use that group alias as your recipient email address. Set the group’s permissions so that "public" or "everyone" can post emails to the group.
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