I have a Gmail filter set up to forward some emails to another account.


The filter is correctly finding all of the incoming emails and is labeling them "WAVE" as it is supposed to. But it is not forwarding the email as it says it will.

I have already entered the forwarding confirmation code that was sent to the receiving email. I have also followed each of the steps on several tutorials, but to no avail.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be?

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    Just give a try to this-> change the order of the filters - first forward, then label. Take a look here, someone has already faced similar problem.
    – serenesat
    Jul 2, 2015 at 6:28
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    I have tried it both ways and with no label at all...no good. Thanks for the forum though, I was looking for that.
    – Eman
    Jul 2, 2015 at 17:18
  • Is the other email set as an alias of your current email account? Jul 24, 2015 at 6:08
  • did you figure it out?
    – knagode
    May 16, 2018 at 9:06
  • Any update? I'm seeing mails get forwarded, but only after several hours sometimes.
    – BBaysinger
    Aug 28, 2018 at 18:32

3 Answers 3


I had the same issue, and in my case it turns out that I had expected to be able to list off multiple emails with commas as delimiters in the From field when setting up a filter. It turns out I have to use OR as a delimiter. Now forwarding is working for me.

Expected to work:

From: [email protected], [email protected]

Actually works:

From [email protected] OR [email protected]

The autocompletion in the filters works with commas, but not OR, which makes it confusing UX. Here's a list of all the operators: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190

  • This is the answer to my issue, I can't believe commas don't work! Jun 9, 2022 at 1:54

A bit of an old question now but I just ran into the same issue and for me the solution was to not attempt to forward to an alias. I had to set the forward using the actual email address.

e.g. you have two emails:

If you attempt to forward your gmail using the address [email protected] it will not work. You must forward to a non-alias address.


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