How do I automatically send incoming messages to Hotmail address?

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Rogereye

I would like to have Outlook automatically forward all my incoming e-mail
messages to my Hotmail account. Is there a way to do that?
 
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David C. Holley

Are you in a corporate environment using Outlook to access mail on an
Exchange server? If you are, then you need to check with your IT department
first to confirm that doing so will not be a violation of corporate IT
security policy. Typically, companies have policies in place explicity
stating that company emails should *not* be forwarded to an employee's
personal email account as doing so may expose confidential information.

"Rogereye" <Rogereye> wrote in message
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>I would like to have Outlook automatically forward all my incoming e-mail
> messages to my Hotmail account. Is there a way to do that?


 
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VanguardLH

Rogereye wrote:

> I would like to have Outlook automatically forward all my incoming e-mail
> messages to my Hotmail account. Is there a way to do that?


- Are you going to leave your host powered on every hour of every day?
- Do you have a *huge* UPS on your host to keep it powered on during
outages?
- If the outage lasts longer than your UPS, do you have your host
(hardware and operating system) configured to automatically reboot,
automatically log into the (which obviates all login security so
anyone walking over to your host can use it), and automatically load
Outlook to allow recovery after the outage?
- Are you going to run your host at full power all the time (i.e., no
power-saving modes)? NICs often disable themself in Standby mode (you
might be able to configure it to not go into power-saving mode).
Hibernate mode means powering off your host so nothing runs.
- How reliable is both your ISP and e-mail service to ensure that
Outlook can forward your e-mails?
- What macros are you going to code or buy to allow Outlook to act as a
mail server to perform retries when there is a failure to establish a
mail session with your sending mail host or when there is a failure
during that mail session? For example, how are you going to recover
when Outlook starts complaining about invalid login credentials?
- Do you really think Outlook makes for a reliable mail *server*?
Consider yourself lucky if you haven't had problems with using it as a
*client*.

Yes, you can define a RULE (hint, hint) that forwards your e-mails.
However, forwarding is something best done by a mail server. Use the
webmail interface to your e-mail account to see if it has a forwarding
option.
 
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