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andrewbishop66
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mail forwarding

I expect this has been answered but I cant seem to find an answer i need to forward my plus net mailboxs on to a 3rd party email address but I cant seem to get it work
can anyone help me in this mater
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Re: mail forwarding

Are you wanting to forward anything@username.plus.com or specific email addresses?
The first can't be done, the second you need to delete the existing mailboxs and then create the redirects (NB if the mailbox had aliases you will need to create a redirect for each alias).
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andrewbishop66
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Re: mail forwarding

I would like to forward a copy of my mail sent to my plusnet mail box to a google email address I use for my phone
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Re: mail forwarding

Ah! now we're in to more complicated territory!
Plusnet's email system either receives mail in to a mailbox or forwards it - you can't do both. Your best bet would be to use Google as the primary email address and forward the email to your phone as their system allows you to set up rules. You even be able to set up rules so that not all emails went to the phone if that was what you needed.
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Re: mail forwarding

Can't you just set up Google to collect the PN mail via Pop3?
Haven't looked at the settings for an age, but pretty certain you used to be able to collect mail from multiple sources into your Gmail box.
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Re: mail forwarding

That's a good idea, it would also be able to forward it on if needed.
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andrewbishop66
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Re: mail forwarding

ok so let me get this straight  I use google to collect the mail from plus net and then use google to resend it to the address i wont
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Re: mail forwarding

That's it.
In Google Mail in settings, Accounts and Import configure your PN mailbox in the Check mail using POP3: section.
Then create a filter where the To is your PN email address and the action is to forward it.
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Re: mail forwarding

Yep I do something similar to this with gmail

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Re: mail forwarding

Dunno where a second address came from.
The OP says in his second post that he wants to /forward/ to a Gmail address.
I simply flipped the concept over and suggested using *that* Gmail address to collect the mail from his PN mailbox.
No /forwarding/ takes place in my scenario - just collection via POP3 (select to leave copy on PN server to allow it to be also collected by PC/mail client at home)
No need for any rules or filters.
Or did I miss something needing this to be overcomplicated?
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Re: mail forwarding

The filter is optional - if he uses two gmail addresses (one to do the collection and forwarding and the second is the existing one for the phone) he can add some intelligence to the filter to selectively forward to the phone account.
If he wants absolutely everything from the PN account to be delivered to the phone, you are right, he just needs to add POP3 collection to the phone gmail account.
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