Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to Forward Email from to the Live Account Parent Address (With Gmail)

I've got a Microsoft Live account that is tied to my Gmail address ( Since sharing documents with people sends emails from, their replies go to my inbox, which I don't check.
I tried to set up forwarding (Options > Email Forwarding) and when I put in, I got the error 'You can't forward mail to your original address or any of your aliases.'

Which wasn't going to work for me.

So I found a quick hack that worked -- simply change the forwarding address to, or With Gmail, it will allow you to use + signs and extra dots to help filter your mail. That's it!