How to forward email or disable unauthorized forwarding in Outlook.com

Are you still struggling to get hold with the basic functions in Outlook.com? If you want to forward an email in Outlook.com or disable unauthorized forwarding, this blog post might be of great help.

Forward email in Outlook.com

Forward email in Outlook.com

Forwarding an email in Outlook.com is really is very easy, but where are you going wrong? Guess you have been searching for a dedicated forward button. The truth is there is no Forward button on Outlook.

  • Look for Reply button

Yes, to forward an email you need to look for the “Reply” button in the top bar. The forward button is hidden at bottom of the Reply menu. Click the down-arrow next to ‘Reply’ or ‘Actions’ and click ‘Forward’.

  • Edit and send

Before forwarding an email, you might want to make few changes. Maybe add some personalized message, edit the body or title. You can do this simply by clicking on the relevant area and start typing. Once done, add a recipient by simply typing in the box. Outlook.com would suggest names from your address book. Address the forward using the To:, Cc: and Bcc: fields and hit “Send” in the top left corner.

  • Quick forward

There is another quick way to forward an email in Outlook.com, you need to right-click on the email in your inbox. Select “Forward” from the drop-down list which appears, this will direct you to the same page as above.

  • Arrow mark

You would notice a little arrow mark beside the forwarded email in your inbox, this signifies that the email is already been sent.

Disable unauthorized forwarding

disable unauthorized forwarding

If Outlook.com forwarding your emails without your knowledge, the reason can be because of some rules you created in your inbox.

You can resolve this issue independently by going to – Options > Mail > Automatic processing > Inbox and sweep rules.

On selecting Inbox and sweep rules, look for any mailbox rules that forward email to an email address. The description of the forwarding rule can be viewed by selecting it. Remove Rules you dont want.

Once you ave done this, if you think someone else is using my Microsoft account, it might be a good idea to change your password.

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