How to auto-forward email in Outlook for the Web?


This document will demonstrate how to enable email auto-forwarding in Outlook for the Web at An auto-forward can be configured for students, alumni and retirees. Employee are *not* allowed to auto-forward their email to another service.


Setup Email Auto-Forward

Sign-in to your email at This web application is referred to as "Outlook on the web".

Click on the gear symbol in the top right of the screen. Then select "View all Outlook settings".

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Click on the "Forwarding" menu item and check the box "Enable forwarding". Add your personal email address to the "Forward my email to:" textbox. Then click on "Save".

It is also possible to check "Keep a copy of forwarded messages" if you want to auto-forward messages *and* keep a copy in your UofI mailbox.

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After clicking on "Save" there will not be any on-screen confirmation of the save except the "Save" button will disappear.



The auto-forwarding service was setup in the year 2000 to allow Alumni to create custom email addresses that forwarded to a personal email account. In the year 2013 the service was discontinued for new enrollment and all addresses were automatically setup with accounts.

If an Alumus would like to change their auto-forward, they will need to sign-in to their mailbox and follow the instructions above to change the forwarding. For assistance accessing your account, please contact the Student Technology Center (STC).





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