How do I forward my SEAS email to another address?

To forward email from your Google@SEAS account to another address:

  1. Log into your Google@SEAS account via Gmail.
  2. Click on Settings (cogwheel icon) in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Select See all settings from the top of the Quick settings dialog that appears.
  4. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top of the screen.
  5. In the Forwarding section, click on the Add a Forwarding Address button.

Important: Use an unrelated account or ask a friend to send a test message to your Google@SEAS address to confirm the forward is working. Tests from your Google@SEAS account or forwarding address may appear to be unsuccessful due to Gmail's deduplication feature.

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How do I forward email to another account after my SEAS account is removed?

When your SEAS account is removed, your email will continue to be forwarded to any configured forwarding address for one year.

How do I turn off mail forwarding?

If your SEAS account is still active, you can remove your forwarding addresses by following the steps above and clicking Disable forwarding in the Forwarding section.

If your SEAS account is no longer active, contact CETS to disable your forwarding address.

Important Note for Faculty and Staff

CETS discourages forwarding your work-related email to a personal Gmail account. Here is the official Penn policy on using third-party cloud services (like Gmail):

It is unlawful to share certain types of data with a cloud provider - or any third party - unless there is an agreement that properly reflects legal requirements. For example, data privacy protections provided by HIPAA, by FERPA, and often by funding agencies require specific language in agreements with third parties handling regulated data. At this point, most "terms of service" that cloud providers ask users to "click through" to agree upon, do not contain such language. Faculty and staff must not utilize cloud providers to handle HIPAA, FERPA or other regulated data unless the terms of service contain the required language or unless there is a negotiated agreement to ensure compliance. The Office of General Counsel or the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy should be consulted where any questions arise in this area.


Please note that HIPAA protected information cannot be stored or transmitted on this or any SEAS facility.

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