Forwarding Microsoft 365 email to an external account

Before following these instructions, please see the following:

  • These instructions are for students  only - not for faculty and staff.  Faculty and staff should not forward their official University email account to an external address.
  • Even for students, we strongly recommend you use your University email account directly and do not forward it to an external address.  If you do so - we cannot guarantee reliability for your external email and are not responsible for mail not delivered or marked as spam on your external email.

That being said, if you are a student at the University and want to forward your Microsoft 365 email you can do so as follows:

  1. Access your Office 365 account via
  2. Once logged in, click the settings icon at the top right (it looks like a gear) then click "View all Outlook settings" button at the bottom (see screenshot below).Screenshot showing the gear icon for settings in Outlook, and the View All Outlook Settings button
  3. Click Forwarding
  4. Click the Enable forwarding box and enter your external email address.
  5. If you want to keep a copy of the messages sent to your address, click the "Keep a copy of forwarded messages" box.
  6. Click Save at the bottom right when done.
    Screenshot showing the forwarding settings in Outlook



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