Email Forwarding

Forwarding all your email

The Office of Information Technology recommends that you keep all your work- or student-related email in your Google Apps @ NC State account ( instead of forwarding it to a private address. This offers several advantages; e.g., when you share Google Docs, you'll be using your address and not a private one.

However, if you decide to forward your NC State Gmail, see Automatically forward emails to another accountThis link will open in a new window. It is also possible to use filtersThis link will open in a new window to forward mail in Gmail.

Forwarding individual messages

  • Always verify a message before you forward it.
    Before forwarding an "urgent" message, first take a few moments to see if it is true. Top 10 sites to track Internet hoaxesThis link will open in a new window provides a list of reliable fact-checking sites that track numerous hoaxes. Go to one of those sites, enter some key words or phrases from the message, and search 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.