Until now I have forwarded all incoming Gmail to a daytime address. I would say about 50 people regularly correspond using this Gmail address.

Now I want to use it for a new private correspondence, and for that single sending address, do not want these emails forwarded. I don't want to have to setup 50 forwarding rules just to exclude one.

Is there a way to setup an exclusion rule to forwarding?

For example, if there is a filtering rule on the new address just to label those mail messages, will this de facto avoid them being processed by the blanket forwarding rule?


In the forwarding filter, you should put a - (minus sign) in front of the email address to be excluded. See this helpful Q&A and Google's documentation:

If you only want to forward certain kinds of messages to another account, create a filter for these messages.

  • Spot on, thanks SImlev. So the answer was to disable blanket forwarding and setup a single filter with -<email address to exclude> and the filter rule is to forward as before.
    – Alexanderson
    Jun 25 '18 at 14:32

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