I have a Google Apps email account that I'd like to close. But, I'd like to retain emails that go to the account.

Can I forward emails that are aimed at my Google Apps account to my regular Gmail account? If so, how?

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You can set up forwarding the regular way, but of course that will no longer work if you close your Google Apps account.

Once you close your account, any messages sent to it will be lost. If you have access to the DNS records for the domain, you can set it up to use a cheap/free email service, and forward messages from that service to your Gmail account.

  • Thanks for the message Vidar. That makes sense. What free email service would you recommend?
    – Snhorq
    Nov 20, 2014 at 5:20
  • I won't recommend any specific service. But googling for free email with custom domain will be a good starting point. Nov 20, 2014 at 8:14
  • Does it matter that I won't continue to pay for my web hosting services?
    – Snhorq
    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:29
  • You shouldn't have to pay for hosting, that is a separate service. But you need to pay for domain registration, of course. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:55
  • So, if I stop paying for my web hosting (done by a different group), I will still be able to receive emails? I want to make sure I understood you. Thanks.
    – Snhorq
    Nov 24, 2014 at 13:09

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