- Keep both mailboxes, but set delivery
- Forward Hotmail or Outlook.com to Gmail
- Gmailify as an alternative to forwarding
Keep both mailboxes, but set delivery
A simple account forwarding setting on your Outlook.com account sends copies of all your email to Gmail while preserving your Outlook.com account for future use.
Microsoft shut down Hotmail in early 2013, but moved all Hotmail users to Outlook.com where they can continue to send and receive email using their Hotmail addresses.
Forward Hotmail or Outlook.com to Gmail
To automatically forward all your new incoming email from Outlook.com to your Gmail account:
Sign in to your email account with Outlook.com.
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.
Select mail and then Forward on the left two navigation panels to access the forwarding address setting.
Check box Enable forwarding and enter your Gmail address in this field. To keep a copy of the message in your Outlook.com 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 Outlook.com, you can also import Outlook.com to Gmail using the Gmailify service. In Gmail, the Gmailify tool supports importing and sending accounts, so you can still reply to Outlook.com emails just like your Outlook.com 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.