Forwarding emails is something done on a regular basis in most companies. It allows you to relay important information about certain projects or discussions without having to retype everything or copy/paste it. You can also use this feature to forward photo albums, trip info, and anything else you might discuss with friends and family, all while saving precious time. Forwarding an email can also allow you to retain your own identity while keeping an email anonymous. But forwarding an individual email is not as straightforward for everyone due to how Gmail structures its inbox. If you’re trying to forward a single email in Gmail, it can be pretty confusing. Let’s take a look at how to make this work in Gmail.
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You will notice that all emails will appear in a list format. A short description of the first email will be provided, as will descriptions for the last two emails. If you want to forward only the last email in that list, follow the next steps.
Select the last email.Select “Forward.”Click “Send.”Wait for the list to load.Click on the number located under the original message and the final two messages.Select the three-dotted icon next to the “Reply” button.
This is also quite easy until you have to sift through tens of back-and-forth messages. There’s another way to deal with forwarding individual emails that’s less tedious. However, it requires you to know some specific information.
How to Find an Email in Gmail
By using Gmail’s search box, you can find individual messages or emails within threads. This way, you can select them and use the previously mentioned actions to forward them.
That number indicates how many emails are in that thread. This can be a quick way to narrow down your searches if you don’t remember the topic of discussion or specific keywords that would give an accurate search result.
Find the thread of the appropriate length, bring it up, click on the number under the original email as previously shown, and then manually look through the emails to find the right one.
How Much Do You Use This Feature?
Here’s another thing that you can do with the forward feature. If you forget to CC a few people in an email, you can always forward that email to them afterwards, thus eliminating the need to retype the whole thing, attach files, and so on.
How often do you forward individual emails using Gmail? For what purpose do you use this feature the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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