Using Forwarding Folders

Every so often, you may receive an email that needs to be forwarded to the same place over and over again. One of the main problems of manually forwarding an email message is that the original sender is not kept in tact since the forwarded message now comes from you.

Unfortunately there are very few email clients that can do an email redirect (keeping the original sender etc). Even worse, no mobile client can do this (that I've ever seen).

I often check my email first thing in the morning, having to leave messages in my Inbox to manually redirect when I get to my PC. This is duplicating work and wasting time.

With forwarding folders, you can redirect an email simply by moving it to that folder. And you can do this from any email client and any device.

EmailPet to the Rescue

For this example I'm going to use one of my HelpDesk apps on Podio, but you can follow the same approach for just about any service that allows input by email (eg Evernote, etc).

1. Create a forwarding email folder

Using your webmail interface or email client, create a new folder to move mail to for redirection. I'm going to call this one "(F) FLOW Helpdesk".

Note that you'll need to click the "Refresh Email Folder List" option from the account drop-down menu on the top-right to update EmailPet's knowledge of this new folder.

2. Create the forwarding filter

Create a filter to forward any message arriving in the forwarding folder to the Podio app's email-to-app address.

And that's it. Now, any message moved to this folder will be automatically forwarded to the Podio app and all the original details will stay in tact, including the sender, subject, etc.