How To Forward AOL Emails to Gmail Inbox

If you want to forward emails from your AOL account to your Gmail inbox, there are a few easy ways to set that up. Whether you want to gradually transition from AOL to Gmail or simply access your AOL emails more conveniently, forwarding is a useful option.

Why Forward AOL Emails to Gmail

Here are some common reasons for forwarding AOL emails to Gmail:

  • Consolidate accounts: View all your emails in one place by forwarding AOL messages to Gmail. This allows you to use just one email service without missing messages from other accounts.
  • Use Gmail features: Take advantage of Gmail’s powerful search, filters, labels, and more by routing AOL mail through it.
  • Transition to Gmail: Slowly switch your primary email from AOL to Gmail by forwarding messages while updating contacts about your new Gmail address.
  • Access emails anywhere: Check AOL emails from any device using the Gmail app or web interface by forwarding them.

Forward a Single AOL Email to Gmail

Forwarding individual AOL emails to your Gmail inbox is quick and easy:

  • Open the AOL email you want to forward.
  • Click the Forward button (curved arrow icon).
  • Enter your Gmail address in the To field.
  • Add any additional text you want above the forwarded message.
  • Click Send.

The AOL email will now show up in your Gmail inbox.

Set Up Automatic Forwarding of AOL Emails to Gmail

For continuous forwarding of AOL messages to Gmail, you can configure automatic forwarding:

On Desktop

  1. Open Gmail and click Settings (gear icon) > See all settings.
  2. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  3. In the Forwarding section, click Add a forwarding address.
  4. Enter your full AOL email address and click Next.
  5. Confirm the address and click Proceed.
  6. In Gmail settings, choose Keep Gmail’s copy in Inbox.
  7. Click Save Changes.

AOL emails will now forward automatically to Gmail.

On Mobile

The Gmail app doesn’t allow configuring forwarding. Instead:

  1. Open the Gmail app and tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Manage accounts on this device > Add account.
  3. Select Other and enter your AOL email address.
  4. Enter your AOL account password to confirm.
  5. Choose options like syncing period and account name.
  6. Tap Next and then Add account to finish.

Your AOL emails will sync automatically to your Gmail app.

Import AOL Emails into Gmail

To transfer your existing AOL emails over to Gmail:

  1. In Gmail, click Settings > Accounts and Import.
  2. In the Import mail and contacts section, click Import mail and contacts.
  3. Enter your full AOL email address and click Next.
  4. Enter your AOL password and click Next. Choose options:
  • Import Mail
  • Import Contacts
  • Leave a copy of imported messages on AOL server
  1. Click Start Import. This will transfer AOL emails and contacts to Gmail.

Tips for Forwarding AOL Emails to Gmail

  • Update your email signature to include your new Gmail address.
  • Let important contacts know about your new Gmail address.
  • Use filters, labels, or folders in Gmail to sort forwarded messages.
  • Disable AOL email forwarding once your transition to Gmail is complete.

Forwarding AOL emails into your Gmail inbox is simple whether you want to move messages one-at-a-time or automatically import everything. With these forwarding options, you can consolidate multiple email accounts, take advantage of Gmail features, or smoothly transition from AOL to Gmail.