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How to Setup Filters and Mail Forwarding for Rice Gmail

This document details one method of filtering incoming emails automatically using the filter feature of gmail. Additionally, this guide shows how to setup mail forwarding as a part of a filter.

Setting up filters using your Rice Gmail account is no different than with any other Gmail account, and is very similar to using any other email interface.

First, you'll want to login to your Rice Gmail account and click the gear icon located in the top right-hand corner below where it says "netid@rice.edu". This gear will give you a drop-down list of options, you will want to select "settings" and click on the blue link labeled "filters".

Your screen should look something like this:


Click on the link "Create a new filter" and a box will appear where you can input your filtering criteria:

The "Has the words" and "Doesn't have" are filtering criteria that filter based off of words contained within the message. This one, for example, will pick up any messages that mention Sammy but do not mention Socks.

Next you'll click on "Create filter with this search" which will lead you to another drop-down box that has a list of options for what you'd like to do with your email.


To create forwarding options, you will have to go back to "Settings" and click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" and manually add an email account there. Only then will the "Forward it" option become available.

Once you have hit "Create filter" you should automatically get redirected back to the original "Filter" page which should also now contain your newly created filter.



Note that you can edit or delete a filter at any given time using the options located to the right of your filter.





Keywords:Gmail, Filtering, Forwarding, Undergraduate, Email, Filters, Filter, gmail, filtering, forwarding, undergraduate, email, filters, filter   Doc ID:70801
Owner:Chris C.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-17 12:31 CSTUpdated:2017-02-17 13:29 CST
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