How to Forward Windows Live Hotmail to Gmail

  1. Keep both mailboxes, but set delivery
  2. Forward Hotmail or to Gmail
  3. Gmailify as an alternative to forwarding

Keep both mailboxes, but set delivery

A simple account forwarding setting on your account sends copies of all your email to Gmail while preserving your account for future use.

Microsoft shut down Hotmail in early 2013, but moved all Hotmail users to where they can continue to send and receive email using their Hotmail addresses.

Forward Hotmail or to Gmail

To automatically forward all your new incoming email from to your Gmail account:

  1. Sign in to your email account with

  2. Click the icon Institutions at the top of the screen (it looks like a gear). At the bottom of the settings panel, click View all Outlook settings to open the full screen settings window.

  3. Select mail and then Forward on the left two navigation panels to access the forwarding address setting.

  4. Check box Enable forwarding and enter your Gmail address in this field. To keep a copy of the message in your account, select Save a copy of forwarded messages † If this option is not set, Outlook will be redirected without saving.

Gmailify as an alternative to forwarding

Instead of forwarding from, you can also import to Gmail using the Gmailify service. In Gmail, the Gmailify tool supports importing and sending accounts, so you can still reply to emails just like your email address, but from the familiar Gmail interface.

Visit each of your email clients at least once every three months. Accounts that have not been used for many months are considered inactive accounts and will eventually be deleted. All email and folders that contain them will be lost to you.

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