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 email@example.com. Miriam creates a professional alias so customers will address their emails to her business name: firstname.lastname@example.org. With email forwarding, Google forwards all emails Miriam receives at email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. Miram can now check her personal and professional emails in one place.
Step 1: Set up email forwarding
- On your computer, sign in to Google Domains.
- Click on your domain.
- Open the Menu .
- Click Email.
- Under “Email forwarding,” click Add Email Alias.
- Enter the alias email address and the existing recipient's email address.
- 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.
If you send an email from your Gmail account to your domain's custom email address, Gmail might auto-archive the message since the sender and recipient are the same. Adjust your Gmail settings to create filters that will help prevent that.
Tips for 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.