Forward a message with Outlook

Forwarding allows you to share email content with others

Did you receive an email that might be helpful (or funny) to someone else? Then there’s hardly a better, faster, or easier way to share it than by forwarding it in Outlook.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Office 365.

Forward a message with Outlook

When you forward an email, you are sending the entire message to the other contact, plus any additional information you want to add.

  1. Highlight or open the email you want to forward.

    To forward multiple messages as attachments, go to the Message List panel or the search results and select all the emails you want to forward.

  2. Go to the tab House (with the message highlighted or open in the reading pane) or tab Message (email opens in its own window).

  3. In Group Answer select forward

  4. Send a forwarded message to the desired contact or contacts using text fields To who To copy and SKC

  5. Add a message to the message body. Crop the body of the forwarded email to hide email addresses and other personal information in the original message.

    If you forward an email as an attachment, you cannot trim it.

  6. Select send

As an alternative, forward messages to Outlook.

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