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Old 2 Jan 2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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FM Forwarding

Sirs I was told once how to configure FM to forward all messages to a different email address. Well I have forgot how. Could some kind soul please re post step by step how to automatic forward all incoming mail to another email address Thanks
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Old 2 Jan 2017, 07:24 AM   #2
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Could be in this thread:
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/show...hlight=forward

If not, check these threads:
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/sear...archid=2597437

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Old 2 Jan 2017, 07:37 AM   #3
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Do you mean forward all messages that arrive from now on, or do you mean forward all existing messages within a folder?

To forward all messages arriving from now on, you use a rule.

To forward all messages within a folder, it is easiest to use the old classic interface (log in at https://classic.fastmail.com) select all messages in the folder and then use the option More -> forward as attachments.

If you need more help, clarify which you are trying to do, and we can provide more details.
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Old 2 Jan 2017, 10:23 AM   #4
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Forwarding all messages is very simple. The solution can be found by searching for "forward" or "forwarding" in Fastmail Help, where this is found as the first hit:
https://www.fastmail.com/help/receive/forward.html

You must have Settings>Spam Protection set to some level other than Basic to use forwarding.

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Old 2 Jan 2017, 11:38 AM   #5
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I have tried method n5bb and must be overlooking something because FM will not forward to RB or Gmail I clicked new rule sendmail(allmail) Action send copy click save Spam set above Basic. must be overlooking something
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Old 2 Jan 2017, 01:09 PM   #6
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Let's go through this one step at a time:
  • Go to Settings>Spam Protection.
    • Set the Protection level to Standard, Aggressive, or Custom. You must do this first.
  • Go to Settings>Rules and click New Rule at the top.
    • Click the link originally shown as "The sender's email" and change it to All messages.
    • Click Send a copy to and enter the external email address in the box. For example, a Gmail address.
    • You can also choose to discard the message so it won't be kept in your Fastmail account.
    • Click Save at the top.
    • You should now see a Forward rule of the form:
      All messages > Send a copy to ....
  • You can now click the big button in the upper left and return to the Mail screen. Send an email to yourself and you should see the forwarded copy within a few seconds in the external account. I just tested this with forwarding to Gmail.
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Old 2 Jan 2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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I have tried method n5bb and must be overlooking something because FM will not forward to RB or Gmail I clicked new rule sendmail(allmail) Action send copy click save Spam set above Basic. must be overlooking something
I don't think F/m will forward spam messages so bear this in mind.



Try this....it will leave a copy on the fm server

if header :contains ["to","cc"]["you@fastmail.com","whoever@fastmail.net"] {
redirect "you@gmail.com";
keep;
}

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Old 2 Jan 2017, 10:25 PM   #8
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Thanks Terry for your response but I don't see the header you mentioned and n5bb i went by your step by step and it still will not forward. I can live with gmail retriving mail via pop3
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Old 3 Jan 2017, 01:48 AM   #9
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Try this....it will leave a copy on the fm server

if header :contains ["to","cc"]["you@fastmail.com","whoever@fastmail.net"] {
redirect "you@gmail.com";
keep;
}
If you want to forward all mail, and willing to use your own sieve code snippet, there is no need for any condition. You can just use
Code:
redirect :copy "you@gmail.com";
That said, I cannot understand why Bill's recommended method (which I have used successfully in the past) did not work for you when forwarding to Google.
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Old 3 Jan 2017, 03:38 AM   #10
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... n5bb i went by your step by step and it still will not forward...
Referring to my directions, do you now see a Forward rule of the following form in your account with the correct Gmail email address?
  • All messages
    Send a copy to ....
Also, when you are in the Rules screen, do you see the following message above the 1.Discard section at the top (below the + New Rule button)?
Quote:
You also have custom rules defined in sieve code. Edit custom sieve code.
The most likely causes for the forwarding rule to not work would be:
  • The forwarded messages are being filtered by Gmail in some way, so are not visible in the view you normally use due to some tag or other action. You can test this by changing the forwarding address to a folder (not Inbox) at your Fastmail account, using myaccount+archive@fastmail.com (or whatever domain you use) and seeing if the rule forwards to that folder.
  • You have custom sieve code which is being executed before the forwarding rule and includes a stop command.
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Old 3 Jan 2017, 03:53 AM   #11
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Thanks Bill I will check some of the info you have given. I tried to forward to Runbox and eumx. neither would go. I think I will rely on pop3. that works. I really appreciate your help. You have put a lot of effort into this problem.
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Old 3 Jan 2017, 04:48 AM   #12
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Thanks again to all My problem went that away It has started working and forwarding from FM to Gmail. Don't know what i did to start it working.
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Old 3 Jan 2017, 05:14 AM   #13
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Glad it's working now!

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Old 3 Jan 2017, 08:54 AM   #14
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BritTim...redirect :copy "you@gmail.com"; is good but it redirects all my mail and not from my selected email addresses.
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