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Forwarding lets you easily resend a message to other people, whether it’s a special recipe from your mom or an important work email. You can forward an individual message or an entire conversation.

Forward an individual message

  1. Open the message you want to forward.
  2. Click the Forward link in the box below the message.
    • If you don’t see the Forward link, click the down arrow next to Reply in the top-right corner of the message and select Forward.
      Reply drop-down arrow
  3. Add the new recipient(s) and any additional text to your message.
    • If the message has attachments, you can choose not to forward them by scrolling to the bottom of the message text and clicking the x where the attachment is listed.
    • Older messages in the conversation may also be included in the text. You can simply delete the text if you don’t want to forward it.
  4. Click Send.

Forward an entire conversation

  1. Open the conversation.
  2. Click the More button in the toolbar above your messages and select Forward all.
    More button

When you forward an entire conversation, all messages from the conversation are put into a single message. Each message is clearly marked and listed in chronological order, from oldest to most recent, so that the conversation is easy to read.

This feature is different from auto-forwarding, which is when mail from one account is automatically sent to another account as well. Learn more.

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