Outlook Forward to Gmail not Working

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have resorted to having this go through GMail.  The phone reads the GMail account without any problem; however, now there are some issue with the Rules and Alerts to forward the email to Gmail. I have setup two different rules.

1. redirect email to
2. Forward Exchange email to

I cannot tell if it is doing anything with the redirect rule but I do know it isn't happening.  The forward rule is trying to happen.  The mail does appear in the sent items folder but Gmail is not recieving it.  I found a VBScript to use in the rules for Script but no matter where I save it, it doesn't show up on the script menu to choose from.

At this point, I just want to get this working properly.  So I am changing my question to Forwarding Outlook Exchange email to a Gmail account.  This is the script I am trying to use.  If someone knows where to save it, I will be eternally grateful:

Sub CustomMailMessageRule(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
   MsgBox "Mail message arrived: " & Item.Subject
End Sub

Sub CustomMeetingRequestRule(Item As Outlook.MeetingItem)
   MsgBox "Meeting request arrived: " & Item.Subject
End Sub
Question by:mcleeves
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    Expert Comment

    Does it need to be a script?

    You can do this on the Exchange Server.  You need to create an Exchange Contact with the gmail address.  Then for the user/mailbox you want to forward the email you need to find the Delivery options and choose to forward mail to the account -> choose the gmail contact as the account.
    Then there should be a checkbox to also deliver a copy of the email to local mailbox also.

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    Author Comment

    I have been able to create a Mail Contact on the server.  This is the process I followed:
    Exchange Management Console (2007)
    Recipient Configuration > Mail Contact>
    Recipient Configuration > Mailbox > Domain Username >properties
    This is where I have stopped. I was unable to find anything that referred to Delivery Options.  Can you point me in the right direction?
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    Accepted Solution

    Open the Exchange Management Console and go to Recipient Configuration and then mailboxes.  Select the user and open Properties.  Go to Mail Flow settings, Delivery Options Properties.
    Use the check box for Forward To:
    Select the gmail contact
    and put the checkbox to also Deliver a message to the Exchange mailbox.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Your have ABSOLUTELY SAVED MY LIFE.  I wish I would have gone this route in the beginning.  

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