Forwarding email

Learn how to forward individual emails, and set up automatic forwarding rules, in Mailosaur.

It is possible to forward messages from your Mailosaur account to external email addresses. This can be done either manually for individual messages, or via the creation of forwarding rules.

Important: You can only forward messages to verified email addresses (see “Verifying email addresses” below).

Manually forwarding a message

At present, Mailosaur only supports the ability to forward a message within the Mailosaur Dashboard.

  1. Open one of your emails within the Mailosaur Dashboard.
  2. Click the Forward button, at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the email address to send to. You can only send to verified email addresses (see “Verifying email addresses” below).
  4. Enter the message body for the forwarded email (Note: this field supports Markdown syntax.)
  5. When you are finished, click Send Message.

Forwarding rules

Forwarding rules allow messages to be automatically forwarded based on a set of criteria that you can configure, per server.

When a message is received by Mailosaur the forwarding rules are checked and, if there is a match, the message will automatically be sent to the email addresses specified in the rule.

With forwarding rules, messages are forwarded without alteration, to give an accurate representation of how they were received by Mailosaur.

Creating forwarding rules

Forwarding rules can be setup for any server, by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Servers page in the Mailosaur Dashboard.
  2. Click on a server.
  3. Click on Forwarding rules at the top of the page.
  4. Click the Add rule button.
  5. Click the Add condition button to build a condition that must be met, in order for the rule to be matched. Repeat this step until you have finished adding conditions. Where multiple conditions are added, all those conditions must be met. If you instead need any condition to be met, then use multiple rules instead.
  6. Select the email addresses you wish to forward messages to when the rule is matched. You can only forward to verified email addresses (see “Verifying email addresses” below).
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to add additional rules.
  8. When you are finished, click Save.

Deleting forwarding rules

Once a forwarding rule is deleted, no further messages will be forwarded. Rules cannot be restored once they are deleted, and would have to be created again.

  1. Go to the server containing the forwarding rule you want to delete.
  2. Click on Forwarding rules at the top of the page.
  3. Locate the rule you want to delete and click the Delete rule button. Repeat this step for any other rules you want deleted.
  4. When you are finished, click Save.

Verifying email addresses

You can only forward messages to an email address whose owner has agreed to receive email from Mailosaur.

You can verify an email address by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings page in the Mailosaur Dashboard (click the cog icon in the main navigation).
  2. Go to the Verified Email Addresses page.
  3. Click the Add Email button.
  4. Enter the email address you want to verify, then click Save.
  5. The owner of the email address will be emailed an approval request. Once approved, a tick is shown to indicate the address can be sent to.