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Is there a way to have a copy of any message sent from a gmail account sent to another address?

I've got any messages coming to my address copied to another (see this question for one solution, setting up filters is another), but I have't yet found a way to have outbound messages automatically copied.

Is there a way?

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You can try setting the forwarding rule for the condition from:me but I've never tried it before. – dnbrv Mar 12 '12 at 0:31
A from:me filter doesn't work (just tried it), probably because the filters are triggered on inbound messages. – Al E. Mar 12 '12 at 13:17
Agreed, it doesn't work. – Doug Harris Mar 12 '12 at 14:19
Would be nice to be save/send a copy via the gmail interface. The easiest way might be to use the bcc field. It'd be a pain to type in a new address all the time, but that method would work. – JW8 Mar 12 '12 at 16:56
Take a look at Collaborative inbox, a feature of Google Groups. Instead of email from the website going to a single person, have it delivered to a group instead. The collaborative inbox features makes it easy to see which requests has been handled. See – Vidar S. Ramdal Oct 30 '12 at 10:06

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There is no way in gmail to auto-forward sent emails to another account.

An option might be to use a mail client to drag and drop your sent mail from one account to another (or to batch forward). I'm sure with the right plugin for Thunderbird you could auto forward particular folders

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Set up a filter to apply a label to all your outgoing mail (From: gets the label "outgoing") NOT under filters, but under forwarding, enable the forwarding of all mail to the single targeted address.


If you try to do this solely using filters, the forwarding will not happen. You must enable forwarding of all mail to the intended recipient (the "manager") from the forwarding tab. You can't forward to multiple addresses this way unless you use the primary recipient address to then split the mail into many destinations. All mail both incoming and outgoing will be forwarded.

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I'm trying to follow these instructions but I'm not quite clear about what I should do. So I create the outgoing filter, then go to Settings » Forwarding and tell Gmail to forward all mail to my target, and then what? – Geoffrey Booth Oct 21 '13 at 22:07

As far as I know there is two ways you can do it. One is create a distribution list and add all of the emails to it and she'll have to do a reply all or you can install this Greasemonkey script, that will do kind of what you want.

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I made a php library to just do that : fog

You just have to copy the files on a web server, customize the use.php file and call your page from cron or from a webcron like mywebcron

Folder name part from $hostname variable has to be customized as well to match you inbox name.

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Since my question was a few months before the other, I think the other would be the duplicate. But thanks for pointing me to the answer. – Doug Harris Oct 29 '12 at 17:24
you are right, so I put the answer here – Ka. Oct 30 '12 at 22:03
ka, I am not very technical, how can I receive copies of sent mails automatically to another mail (assume both are gmail accounts) Thanks – user41586 Jun 7 '13 at 6:15
@yousuf, I don't know any existing service that do that, but if you really need it, please, get in touch with me by mail (, I'll send you a proposal. If you have a developer around you, he can use my code (and even improve it :) – Ka. Jun 7 '13 at 10:45

Use Gmail Auto BCC for Greasemonkey.

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Thanks for fixing it. Sorry for the inconvenience. – jonsca Nov 17 '14 at 22:36

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