How To Stop Gmail Forwarding

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Gmail provides a convenient option for automatically forwarding emails to an alternative address. This can greatly assist in organizing and managing essential emails in a single location. However, you may find yourself in a situation where you no longer require this feature and would like to disable it. Fortunately, deactivating this feature is just as simple as activating it, and we are here to assist you through the steps.

Steps to Stop Gmail Forwarding

Step 1: Open Gmail Settings

The first step to stop Gmail forwarding is to open the Gmail settings. To do that, start by logging into your Gmail account. Once you’re in, look for the ‘gear’ icon at the top right corner of the page, click on it and then select the ‘See all settings’ option from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Click on ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’

Once you’re on the settings page, you’ll see various tabs at the top of the page. Click on the one that says ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’.

Step 3: Disable forwarding

On the ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’ page, look for the ‘Forwarding’ section. Here, you’ll see an option that says ‘Disable Forwarding’. All you need to do is select this option, and you’re done! To ensure that the changes are saved, click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page.


There you have it! By following these easy steps, you can stop Gmail from forwarding your emails to another address. Keep in mind that you can always re-enable this feature if you ever need it again. Gmail’s flexibility allows you to customize your email experience to suit your needs.