Email Forwarding

Forwarding mail to another account

The Office of Information Technology recommends that you keep your work or student-related email in your Google Apps @ NC State account instead of forwarding it to a personal Gmail or other address. This offers several advantages. For example, if you use Google Docs to share documents with others, you can give your NC State Gmail address as the share address instead of your personal email address.

However, if you decide to forward your NC State Gmail to another account, use the Google forwarding tool: Forward mail to another accountThis link will open in a new window.

Please note: if you are using OIT's Mail Manager Tool to forward emails, this serviceThis link will open in a new window is being phased out and will no longer be available after June 30, 2014 (only applies to personal forwards). If you need to forward email you would use Google's forwarding tool (see above).

Forwarding individual messages

  • Verify a message before you forward it.
    Before forwarding an "urgent" message, first take a few moments to see if it is true. Snopes.comThis link will open in a new window and similar sites track numerous hoaxes and tell you how to recognize them. Go to one of these sites, enter some key words or phrases from the message, and search the site to see if it is a hoax.
  • Explain a forwarded message.
    Include a brief introductory note explaining why you are forwarding the message.
  • Clean up a message before you send it. 
    • Don't forward the entire message as is.
    • If a message is worth sharing, it's worth cleaning up first.
    • Remove previous recipients' names, email addresses, and >>> symbols. 
    • Copy only the part you want to forward and send it in a new email.
  • Maintain privacy with the BCC option.
    To maintain your recipients' privacy, be sure to put all their addresses in the BCC field instead of the TO or CC field.