How To Use Filters to Forward Certain Emails In Gmail To Another Email Address Automatically

Gmail's filter is one of many great features in Gmail that make us easy to manage the incoming email. Using filters you can automatically forward certain incoming emails to other email addresses based on some specific parameters like From, To, Subject, Has the words, Doesn't have, Has attachment, and Don't include chats.

On May 2013, I wrote about how to create a Blogger contact page using the official contact form. The contact form is official from Blogger so all messages from the contact form are being sent to the Gmail email associated with the Blogger account, but some visitor of this blog wants the messages are not being sent to the connected Gmail email, but to the another email address (either Gmail or non-Gmail email).

I actually got it fixed, but I now need to know how to switch the email address that the contact form goes to. I want to change this from my gmail to my new personal domain email Rebekah Rose
I have set the forum up, thanks. However the messages are being sent to my Gmail Account but then not forward on to the email i have set up. Can you help with this? Karl Young

You can't change the contact forms recipient's email because Google doesn't provide us with some email settings that we can change. But of course you can use the filter feature in Gmail to automatically forward all incoming emails from the Blogger's contact form, and because all messages sent from Blogger's contact form has the same title, we can use the Title (subject) parameter to identify the emails need to be forwarded to.

email subject

For example, all messages sent from Komku's contact form have the same title [Komku | Technology Blog] New Message received. so we can use the title parameter to filter this email. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Open your Gmail account > Click the gear icon in the top right > Select Settings > Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab > Click Add a forwarding address > Enter the email address you want to forward to > Gmail will send a verification message to that email address.

forwarding and POP IMAP

Step 2:
To confirm the verification message, open your forwarding email account and then you can either click the verification link, or copy and enter the confirmation code. If you decide to use the verification link please make sure you refresh the page when you back to your Gmail account.

verify the forwarding email address

Step 3:
Select the Filters tab > Click Create a new filter

create a new filter

Step 4:
A window that allows you to specify your search criteria will appear. Because all messages sent from the contact form have the same title, so I use the Subject to search the emails > and then click Create filter with this search.

search email criteria

Step 5:
Select Forward it to: > Select the forwarding email address > Click Create filter button, and done. Now all messages from the contact form will be sent to the forwarding email address.

create a filter

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