I set up a forward mail from my Gmail account (say B) to Gmail A. Every mail received in B gets forwarded to A and no copy of it is retained in B. Now I don't want that to happen. I want my emails for B to be stored in B. So I deleted my email address A from B's forward option. But still the mail gets forwarded from B to A. How do I stop this?

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    It wouldn't surprise me if it takes some time for the settings to propagate. In the meantime, make sure you don't have a stray filter moving things about.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 3, 2016 at 23:43
  • Its been a long time.
    – NAGA
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 4:28
  • How long is "a long time"? And how long was the forward set up for?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 8:58
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    almost a month ago.
    – NAGA
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 8:59
  • I tried to add the mail A as forwarding mail now just to check it. It sent a verification mail to mail A. I clicked on "don't allow for auto-forwarding mail from mail B". and i check it again. Still the result is same. All the primary mail in B gets forwarded to mail A.
    – NAGA
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 9:01

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This configuration sounds like you have actually have setup POP Download or IMAP Access. On both accounts check that these two settings are disabled.

  1. Settings
  2. Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  3. Select Disable POP
  4. Select Disable IMAP
  5. Click on Save Changes

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