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How to Forward Multiple Emails at Once in Gmail using Google Docs

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forward multiple emails in Gmail at once with Google Docs

Gmail is one of the most widely used web mail by people across the world. It certainly does provide amazing set of features that makes our digital life much easier. But if you had noticed it does lag some basic and useful features that most of its competitors seem to provide. For example you cannot sort your messages by date, sender, etc.

You can see number of people requesting features like these on various official Google forums. Out of the many requested features in Gmail, forwarding multiple messages at the same time is one of the most demanded. Possible solutions that are currently available for this are creating filter and setting up auto forwarding in Gmail. Another option is to use desktop email clients. Some problem with these solutions are that not always you can create such a complex filter criteria to select required emails as your needs might change dynamically. Your desktop client might not be available across different devices.

So, here is an alternate solution I came up which does not involve any third party apps. In this post we are going to see how to use Google Docs to help you forward multiple emails at once to many recipients. It works with text as well as HTML mails, even your attachments will be sent along with email body.

Below are step by step instructions on how to set it up. It will just take few seconds before things are up and running.

Google apps script to forward multiple mails in Gmail at once

Forward Multiple Emails at Once in Gmail with Google Docs

1. Log-in to Google Docs.

2. Click here to make a copy of the Google Spreadsheet. Then click Yes, make a copy.

3. Once the doc has been loaded, wait for few seconds for the menu Forward to appear just next to help menu.

4. Authorize the script by selecting Forward->Authorize. Click OK and then Accept button.

Authorize Google Apps Script

5. Now select Load Emails from the menu and wait for a while for your emails to load.

load emails on to Google Spreadsheet
alerts messages indicating process status of apps script

– Only your 50 most recent messages will be loaded. If you want to know how to increase the limit or require some customization then let me know through the comment section below or request support.
– When a function is still running, by default it is indicated by Google on top via running message, always wait till it disappears. Also do watch out for more descriptive status alert messages at right bottom corner.

6. Now you have to select which emails you want to be forwarded. Selection here is made by changing the cell (Subject Column) text background color to Green.

– Select the cell in subject column then change background color to green. Access the background color option by clicking paint bucket icon on top. You can mark multiple cells which indicates those emails are to be sent.

change Google spreadsheet cell background color

7. Once you have made the selection enter the email id of receiver in cell B3. You can enter multiple recipients’ email ids separated by comma.

8. Finally click Forward select emails from the menu. It might take some time for all the messages to be sent.

Note: You can use Refresh email list option from the menu to refresh the list in case new emails have arrived. Use Clear canvas option to empty the sheet.

Other useful Google Apps scripts you might like:

Get Free SMS Alerts for New and Important Emails on Gmail with Google Docs

Use Google Docs to Get Free SMS and Email Alerts when your Website is Down

Video Demo of Google Docs in action:

So, did it work for you? Have any suggestions, queries, clarifications or found any bug feel free to drop in your comments. Hope you found it useful. Do share it with your friends. No more worry of forwarding emails one by one on Gmail!

210 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Marco says:

    How I can load specifics mails?

  2. kavitha says:

    pls send me the dowloaded material if anyone has scribd account

  3. Here says:

    Never heard of that although i really enjoy reading stuff about Emails to forward. Thanks anyways. Bye, Frank.

  4. Mia says:

    Glad for the spreadsheet to forward multiple emails.
    Definetly need the feature to load selected emails.
    Please advise once you get that set up. Thanks so much !!

  5. aruna says:

    Hi , I would like to forward more than 50mails no only from recent but from two months back also. Can you please help me.

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      In that case you would need to tweak the code a bit.

      • Clixs says:

        Hi! Shun, this is a great script. What if i wanted to start adding all the emails to the 0ldest email first?

      • laura says:

        Hi Shun! This thing is awesome! I just wanted to know how to forward more emails though? I have no idea how the code should be tweaked… tbh I dont know where this code is… haha thanks. this is great.

        • Laura,

          Sorry for the late response. That would require some bit of customization, I can do that for you. You can request for support via:

  6. gooseman says:

    Hi. Thanks for the post. Really useful. Is there any way I can load emails from certain labels, instead of all emails? What changes I need to make in the code? Many thanks.

    • gooseman says:

      I changed it to: var threads =‘search string’);
      it seems to work! I am trying to forward now, but seems like its not forwarding. Any ideas? I changed the background color to green before that.

      • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

        Can you share the code you have used? I will try looking into it. Upload it online and please share the URL here.

      • May I recommend this page from Google:

        I set a Label var and then got the threads of that var using this technique to forward a bunch of emails to my publisher.

        I had to make the change in the document twice (line 22 & line 80) and it worked perfectly. I didn’t make any changes to line 59 because I found it after the fact. Shunmugha, can you shed any light on what that line is for how not changing it would affect my results?

  7. MADAN says:

    Hi, Thanks for the script , it is amazing how you can get those emails forwarded easily. I did forward aroung 50 mails to another email ID and
    I also wanted to send all the remaining ones too.

    I have around 1024 emails to be forwarded as I am using google apps for my website as email UI and I am shifting my domain to another one, so the account will get disabled in few days.

    So please help me to get all the 1000 mails to be forwarded

    Thanks in advance

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Loading & forwarding that many at a go would literally hang the script. Instead send them in 50 batches. Once forwarded first 50, deleted them or move to different folder. Again run the script it will fetch the next fifty. Similarly repeat.

      But if you want to tweak the code to load 1000 messages at once you are most welcome. Give it a try.

  8. Zahra Amiruddin says:

    could you please let me know how to forward more than 50 emails? Thanks.

  9. Pardeep says:

    Hi, great work done!
    i want to get all my mails in one spreadsheet. Please share the respective code/script.

  10. Pardeep says:

    Hey, i crack the code.
    var threads = GmailApp.getInboxThreads(0, 50);

    I will change the limit here (50 to 5000).


  11. Les Smart says:

    As I had a user that wanted to forward about 80 emails which may have already been filed out of the Inbox I wondered about the best approach. I originally though of increasing the number of emails loaded. Then I thought there is a better way. Why not load the emails under a label instead of from the Inbox.

    If you make the following 3 code changes in the scrip:

    // LFS change to get emails from label Forward not Inbox
    // var threads = GmailApp.getInboxThreads(0, 100);
    var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(“Forward”);
    var threads = label.getThreads();

    // LFS change to get emails from label Forward not Inbox
    // var threads = GmailApp.getInboxThreads(0, 1);
    var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(“Forward”);
    var threads = label.getThreads(0, 1);

    // LFS change to get emails from label Forward not Inbox
    // var threads = GmailApp.getInboxThreads(0, 50);
    var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(“Forward”);
    var threads = label.getThreads();

    Then all you need to do is create a label called ‘Forward’, select the emails that you want to forward and label them. Then everything works exactly as before but instead of loading the last 50 conversations you get the ones that you have labeled.

    This also answers the requests for a selective email facility.


    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Les Smart,

      Awesome! Thanks for your valuable suggestion. πŸ™‚

    • TMazzone says:

      Where do you go to change this thread? Please tell me the route to take, Thanks

    • David Sherman says:

      This ‘Forward’ label is exactly what I need but I’m not exactly sure where to stick these changes. Any chance you could share your changes as a google sheet or text doc.

      I can try it, I just get nervous i’ll break it!



    • Dennis says:

      Hi Shunmugha and Les,

      Thanks for a great solution, I have another suggestion:

      If you replace the following three lines from Les’ suggestion:
      var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(β€œForward”);
      with this one :
      var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(sheet.getRange(4,2).getValue());

      Then you can load different label as per value in B4 cell.
      Also, if you put there a “Inbox” label (without quotes), the original functionality (loading last emails) will return.


  12. Mark Everton says:

    I used Les Smart’s text as detailed below, but keep receiving a syntax error on line 98 what am I doing wrong?

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:


      Please paste the line of code available at line 98 instead pasting the entire snippet. Apologizes!

  13. Mark Everton says:

    Contents of line 98, any help greatly received


  14. Les Smart says:

    As an added bonus I have just done a test and it seems that you can enter more than one recipient address. I just tried with 2 addresses separating them with a comma (,) and they went to both. Both addresses appear in the To: field on the recipient email.

    Sorry for confusion about code snippet. Was showing that the call appeared in 3 places and you had to change all 3 not just the first one otherwise the emails that are forwarded are not the emails in the spread sheet.


    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Sounds great! Ya the code is capable of forwarding emails to multiple recipients. You must use comma as separator. I have highlighted this point in bold in 3rd paragraph and also in screenshot πŸ˜‰

      Hope you are finding it useful. Do share the article then.

  15. TMazzone says:

    I need the code to get access to 50 or more emails, and also to get older emails so I can forward them also. Thanks

  16. TMazzone says:

    I need the code to get access to 50 or more emails, and also to get older emails so I can forward them also. I can’t understand script part. Run me through the process.

  17. mayur Kulkarni says:

    Hi….Thnks for the article.
    I want to send multiple drafts to one e mail id…How can i do it?

  18. Pranav X. says:

    Great article! Thanx a lot. I was successfully able to forward the first 50 e-mails, like you mentioned. I have another 50 I’d like to move. Please help. I appreciate your assistance in advance.

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Welcome! Do share the article in that case πŸ˜‰ You can temporarily delete or move those completed emails on to another folder so that next 50 mails become the recent ones and now you can again use the script as you did previously.

      Similarly repeat as and when needed.

  19. Nagabhushan says:

    how to forrward selected 50 items from the original email id?

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      When you forward, emails are sent from your email Id only. That is the Google Account which you used to login.

      • Nagabhushan says:

        I want to select 50 items in between from my mail and then i have to forward it to another mail. is it possible?

  20. Vijayakumar says:

    Please also tell me how to forward mails under a label?

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Sorry! Current version of the script does not support this. But it’s very much possible and easy to implement.


  21. Vijayakumar says:

    Though I tried to copy the script at line 98 when I go to save it is giving the error illegal thread. Why donot you give the entire script re-written so that I will not be making any error.

    thanks in advance

  22. I revised the code to forward all emails by Label Name.

    So lets say you have 200 emails in a Label (folder) called Taxes2012, it capture all emails in Taxes2012 label and forward them to an email.

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      That’s really cool! Thanks for sharing it here πŸ˜‰ Requesting you to change access permissions of the project, it shows Access Denied error.

      And do share this article if you like it!

      • Michael Canejo says:

        Sorry if anyone could not access the link due to permissions on Google Drive..

        This link should work!

        Forward MultiEmails by Label

  23. Shawn says:

    This, and other gmail scripts are helpful – thanks! Can we add other features / enhancements and post here (is this an open license?)
    Will definitely keep reading and your google+ page!

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      You are most Welcome! Feel free to tweak it as you wish but please do leave the credits(comments) at top of the scripts intact πŸ˜‰

      Do share these articles on social networks if you found it useful.

  24. TOS says:

    I would suggest that the The script also be designed so that all emails with a Particular Label be loaded for forwarding,

    This way all the emails we need to forward can be assigned a label & this script run to forward them all

  25. I have 85 emails in a folder in GMAIl and I want to forward them. Is there anyway to forward a FOLDER/LABEL rather than just the most recent 50? thank you. Will you respond directly Or do I need to check back here.

    I am a Univ. prof and not a code person. thanks so much. this is almost helpful πŸ™‚

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Hi Madam,

      It’s very much possible. Michael Canejo has already shared a demo of it. It helps you forward emails by label. I should say that am very much thankful to him for sharing it here.

      First assign all the emails to a label. Then use the spreadsheet available @ Forward Multiple Email by Label SpreadSheet. Mention the label name at cell C3(Parkers) and start using it by following the instruction from step4. Hope it helps!

      By the way will appreciate it if you could share this article on social networks πŸ˜‰

  26. L. Kirkland says:

    I need to forward a large amount of e-mails from g-mail to Google
    Docs for fowarding. How do I instruct GD to increase the amount from 50 to the maximum possible to upload? Need answer fast, please. Thanks!

    • Shunmugha Sundaram says:

      Hi Kirland,

      Instead of tweaking the size you can assign all emails to a label and then use the project mentioned in my comment here:

  27. Empty Email says:

    I am having a problem with this. The emails are forwarded, but they appear as if they’re an original email from my account to the account to which I am forwarding them. When they arrive, there is no record of who the original sender was.

  28. Bryan says:

    Thanks for writing this! I ran into a problem with the forward by label version when I try to load emails, I get “TypeError: Cannot call method “getThreads” of null.”
    Any ideas?

  29. Pelton says:

    Shunmugha Sundaram! Amazing job! Just exported 67 mails in a jiffy. Thanks!

  30. exzee says:

    Does this still work?
    I opened the doc in Google drive, and i dont see a ‘forward’ option.

  31. Aakriti says:

    I tried doing the labels one’s.. It did work for say abt 400 mails in some slots. now am not able to fwd more mails. It just says it will take some time but is not responding anymore nor fwding d mails.
    plz help !!


  32. Aakriti says:

    How many mails can we transfer in one go ?? I have abt 1000.. It send’s abt 100 mails and again d same prob occurs. It stops responding !!
    bt am so thankful for the post

    • Aakriti,

      You can send only in batches of 50 per run. Not all together. First forward 50 mails then move those mails to another folder from inbox again run the script. Repeatedly do like this. OR assign all email to a label and forward by label.

      Refer here:

  33. Aakriti says:

    Thanks a tonnnnn…..
    it Meant a lot.. really gr8 work..
    keep it going..
    thanks again !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. amsmota says:

    This is very interesting… Do you think this code base can be adapted to a Reply To Multiple Emails at Once kind of script?

  35. Oops says:

    Hi, I kindof got ahead of myself and accidentally hit forward before changing out the “Forward To” email. (Don’t judge, I have a baby that doesn’t sleep at night and my brain is mush). What was the default email that was in that space? I’m a little worried about all my emails having been forwarded to some random email…I don’t think there was anything too sensitive, but would still like to protect myself somehow.

    any help on this front?

    • You absolutely need not worry. It’s a sample, non-existing email account given just for the sake of reference. Well now you can take care of your baby without worrying πŸ˜‰

      • Bala says:

        I did the exact same thing πŸ™
        And I really hope is not a valid email address!
        Can you please confirm that this is the case?

  36. dale says:

    how can I add more than 50 emails?

  37. Ruut says:

    I modified the script. you can now filter on labels and skip the newest e-mails and set the total number of e-mails:

  38. MikeP says:

    I tried to use this but it no longer seems to work – whenever I try and goto the script editor I get “We’re sorry, a server error occurred. Please wait a bit and try again.” Does anyone else experience this?

  39. MikeP says:

    Thanks Shunmugha Sundaram – it worked the next day, nothing changed, guess it was a Google issue.

  40. Rajiv says:

    i want to load 1500 email so what is the solution or coding

  41. Mark N says:

    Shunmugha, that script/app is great! Reminds me of the kind of stuff I used to do in Excel (and Word) years ago. I like that it strips the email header and just gives the body of the messages, too. In this particular case, I was just trying to forward 4 emails in 1 (i.e., one new email containing all 4 that I wanted to forward) to my Evernote acct. It was so fun using your script, though, that I don’t even care that they were kept separate! LOL
    Thanks, and take care.

  42. Samantha says:

    I used this to forward 2 emails. I changed both backgrounds for each email in green and then I forwarded them to myself to test it out. But I only got 1 email and not the other. What do I do?


  43. Michael Canejo says:

    Sorry if anyone could not access the link due to permissions on Google Drive..

    This link should work!

    Forward MultiEmails by Label

  44. Manjunath says:


    I am Manjunath from Bangalore, i am working on one project call Material management, here i have created a spreadsheet where the ground security staff will update all the fields as per the spreadsheet and there will be two mail IDs where one for receiver and other one for his HOD and finance team.

    For materials receiver the mail message body content will be different and for HOD and finance the mail message body content will be different.

    As soon as the ground security folks type the individuals mail id in the cell the auto mail should go to these mail ids.

    Can you help be on this or if you haven’t understand my requirement pls share your number i can call you and explain.



    • Manjunath,

      Thanks for dropping in. I believe it’s very much implementable. You can request for support here:

      Write to for further discussions.

  45. Chris says:

    Has anyone attempted to Deploy As Webapp?

  46. guilherme says:

    Hi, Nice job. I can’t make it work with google apps for business. Do you know why?

    • Welcome. I haven’t got a chance to try it on a business account. What error are you getting? And do share this article if you liked it πŸ™‚

      • guilherme says:

        When I click Load emails and i answer for permission, I click on my business account, i shows the loading message and nothing happen. When I click again to load, it ask for permission again…

  47. justin says:

    hi and thanks for the great script, but when i highlighted all the emails and tried to forward them, all email remained green and i waited at least for an hour but nothing happened. I followed all the steps you mentioned, is there any settings that i need to change?

  48. Yusef says:

    Thanks for your great script, but every thing done correctly but I dont recive any email πŸ™
    I highlight subjects and filled by green color and in column D in green cell enter receipt email address , script alert sending Done correctly but not received any mail πŸ™

  49. Gavyn says:

    love this! Has completely solved an issue for me! Genius!

  50. I have not yet heard from the precipitant if it worked yet, but if so, YOU GUYS ARE THE COOLEST! I am vastly unfamiliar with coding and every time I see coders and internet geniuses working together to solve problems, it’s so damn encouraging. Very work, everyone! Thank you so much for developing these features.

    Many, many, thanks!

    • Bridget Flynn,

      I can guarantee you that it does work. Seriously your words are motivating and did bring a big smile on my face πŸ™‚ Words like these are the ones which help people like us push forward! By the way coding is fun actually, may be you should give it a try ( πŸ˜‰

      Please do share/like the article so that it will help in reaching more people.


  51. Cheryl says:

    Worked exactly as described. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give you a way to attach a message to the emails. It just sends them. I was forwarding error messages to a tech support group and needed to tell them why I was forwarding the messages.

    • Cheryl,

      Ya you can only forward emails which are already there you cannot add new contents on to it. Sorry about that! Do share this article if it helped you out. Hope you will πŸ˜‰

  52. Jennifer says:

    Dude, if you were here in person, I’d give you a “good job, teammate, you made life so much better” kiss on the cheek! Thank you so much!

  53. Joe says:

    This solution looks like it will work but I wanted to add the reason I needed it to see if there was an easier method that someone was aware of.

    I had a user that we’ll call Bob. Bob was in the Business dept and was a member of the BDC email group. Bob turned in his 2 weeks notice for resignation and so we hired a guy we’ll call Tom. Tom started work a few days before Bob left and everything was going along fine until one day about a month later we realized that Tom was not getting emails sent to the BDC email group and discovered that he had never been added to that group. So we wanted to forward all emails that had been sent to that group to Tom so that he would have a copy of them as well. Unfortunately, there appears to be no recursive way of adding a user to a group so we figured that at least a simple “forward all emails sent to this group between these two dates” would work fine but it turns out that Gmail doesn’t natively support that.

    Anyways, I’ll give this method of yours a try and hopefully it solves this one time issue we ran into. Thanks!

  54. Tery Wilson says:

    Hey I love this article! I have 6k emails and I would like to foward all my older ones to my other gmail account. I see this script only allows you to add the most recent 50. Well I would like to foward all of my old emails.
    Thahanks in advance

    • Tery Wilson,

      It’s very much possible to implement it. But requires code customization. You can opt for Starter plan available at If you are OK with it we can take this discussion offline πŸ™‚ Write to me at

  55. Jose says:

    Hi Shunmugha. I also need some customization of this code in order to forward all mails from the last two months with a label. Should I also opt for a Starter Plan?

  56. Anne says:

    Love it! But what about sent mail…that’s what I would like to forward, a few sent mails.

  57. Anne says:

    Woot! Just move the sent mail to inbox! easy peasy

    thank you!

  58. christian says:

    this is great, but I want to forward all emails with a certain tag to someone else and not the 50 most recent. Is there a solution to that?

  59. christian says:

    yes labels,
    I’ve labeled all conversations which contain links to videos and now I would like to forward them all in one go (its about 200)
    can this be done?

    • Christian,

      Yes very much possible. Please refer this comment:

      If in-case it does not work, write to me at I can customize it to meet your requirement. Cheers!

  60. Amit says:

    Thank you, Shunmugha! Very helpful script. I also used the “label” technique mentioned in this thread (I label the appropriate emails “Forward”, run the modified script that queries on “Forward” label, and then remove the label after everything is done).

  61. christian says:


    I seem to be the only programming illiterate here πŸ™

    I’ve followed the link

    and entered the label name (film-video-audio) in the cell below “labelname”

    but I got this error message…

    TypeError: Cannot call method “getThreads” of null.

    Does this make any sense to you?

    Thanks a lot for your help!


    • Christian,

      Don’t worry! Am a noob myself πŸ™‚ Fixed it for you.

      Please use this updated sheet and follow the same steps:

      Make sure you enter label name in C3 cell.

  62. christian says:


    IT WORKED great!!
    The problem was that I put the email and labelname in the wrong cell!

    One last thing: The skript did only load up 100 emails, which did not take me very far, any chance this can be expanded to 2 or 300?


    • Welcome! May be you should request for customization πŸ˜‰ Write to, will help you out.

      And do give a like/tweet if this article helped you out. Would highly appreciate it.

  63. christian says:

    How much would that cost me?

  64. christian says:

    Hello again!
    I’ve manged to do it with a trick – was in a hurry. I’ve unlabbeld the ones I had already sent and did it in 3 runs. Less convenient but it worked.
    Thanks for all your hard work! Already liked your page and will recommend you.

  65. christian says:

    Hello again,

    unfortunately the trick did not work and I will need your help after all. The skript did read in all the relevant emails, but it did only forward 2 of them … Even though it then gave me the message that everything was ok.

    Please let me know how much you charge for making this work.


  66. seth says:

    Hey Shun,

    I looked through about half of the comments and couldn’t find what I was looking for. I’m getting an error: ReferenceError: “label” is not defined.

    Can you help me with that? Only 1 email of 150 are forwarding.

    Thanks Shun,

  67. seth says:

    Oops! Nevermind, I figured it out. I just attached a label to all the emails and they forwarded seamlessly. Thanks again!

  68. Adam says:


    I also receive the error
    ReferenceError: β€œlabel” is not defined.

    Could you tell me what I can do to resolve this? Thanks!

  69. Adam says:


    What cell do I put the label in? Sorry I’m not seeing one defined as label.


  70. Jonathan says:

    IT’S NOT WORKING. Any help/suggestions?

    ReferenceError: “label” is not defined.

  71. ss says:

    not sure what the problem is but am trying this solution and keep getting an error that label is undefined or something and it wont run.
    it finds emails, I color code them green but it fails when I try to forward them saying something about label being undefined.

  72. ss says:

    thank you for the reply. based on your note I revisited the site to find the spreadsheet to download and, when I did, noticed it was a newer version than the one I had originally tried. it had places for the label and number of mails to capture for resend.

    I moved that spreadsheet to my google drive and opened it from there. it identified the 5 emails I wanted to reforward. I color coded them. then…., when I told it to send them to the new email address it indicated the script started and finished but the emails never showed up in the Hotmail account I had forwarded them to.

    others have said the process worked. but I haven’t gotten it to. have I missed something?

  73. ss says:

    have tested forwarding to various emails with different browsers. forwarding does not work. message says script starts and ends but messages never get forwarded.
    this does not work.

    • SS,

      May be you are doing it wrong. Because for every others it has worked.

      • ss says:

        I;ve tried to show exactly what I’ve done to get it to forward:
        selected emails
        color coded them
        hit forward selected
        watch messages say script started and completed
        emails never show up at the forwarding email address I put in (and I’ve tried a couple of different ones in case it was specific to Hotmail). None get forwarded. Do they have to be unread to get forwarded?

        I do not know what i am not doing. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I’d like to get this to work.

  74. Abigail says:


    The POP mail forwarding wasn’t working for me, and that led me to find your post. Thanks for making my life easier. I used it (the forward by label version) and was fine, but after a few mails it seems to be stuck. It says will take a few seconds to forward my mails, but it’s been more than half an hour and it’s become stagnant. I initially was moving only four mails, then when nothing happened, I refreshed/ and moving only one email now. With that one email taking this long, I know I finally need to ask for your help.

  75. Abigail says:

    Addendum: I’m using Chrome on Windows 8.

  76. Somesh says:

    Hello shunmugha

    Dude, there is no forwarding tab in my spreadsheed… what to do now???plz suggest something

  77. Mike Bethany says:

    And of course it doesn’t work. This is such a basic feature and demonstrates why you should NEVER trust Google with anything important. They’re brilliant idiots. Really, really dumb brilliant idiots that think you’re even dumber than they are so they will never listen to you when you say, “Uh, hey, dummy. WTF?”

  78. Ben says:

    I want to search for emails sent to one recipient with a certain word in subject line. Then send all emails meeting that search criteria to another recepient. Pleae tell me how. Ben

  79. Jens says:

    the script doesn’t seem to work for me anymore, it did work until last night somehow. I tried to fix it myself but without success. This is what I did: I revoke permission of the script and deleted the script, and downloaded a new copy of the script and granted permission again. Everything seems to work fine except that it doesn’t forward my emails.
    It loads the emails but when I mark the emails green I want to forward it just keeps saying please wait while we forward your emails. what could be the problem? I followed your instruction extremely carefully step-by-step.

  80. Perez says:

    I need to do to add the mail message in the event Discription and be sent to sms
    How can I do?

    you use this feature, but is not it time equals 60000.

    cal.createEvent(threads[i].getFirstMessageSubject()+”: “+threads[i].getMessages()[0].getFrom(),new Date(now+60000),
    new Date(now+60000)).removeAllReminders().addSmsReminder(0);

    60 minutes? 6 minutes? 6 seconds?

    How many characters can be sent by SMS?

    Is there any function to create an event like this:

    create event (title, description, start time, end time) and sent to my sms.

    As UTF-8 Γ±, Γ‘, etc use. within the message or sms.

    Sorry for my English, my language is Spanish, but use the google translator.

    Thanks for this post so good and for your help.

  81. Jacob says:

    Absolutely great script. Thanks so much. Get Google on board with this.


  82. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now
    each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

  83. Merle says:

    I relish, result in I found exactly what I used to be having a look for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.

  84. Carole says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for this great script ! It works perfectly well for me.
    I’m just wondering if there is a way we can also have the information of the sender and date added to the forwarded messenger ?


    • You are welcome. Please do share/like this article πŸ™‚

      Ya it’s possible but does not come in free version you can request for customization @ Will cost you 20$. Do let me know if you are interested.

  85. jojo says:

    TypeError: Cannot call method “getThreads” of null.

    I loaded as per instructions by making a copy authorizing, and then specifying a label name in the label field. When I selected the menu to go fetch the emails, I got TypeError: Cannot call method “getThreads” of null.

    Is this because the emails I want to forward are not among the most recent 50 in my inbox?

    • It means that the Script is not able to recognize the label name you have entered. At what cell you are entered the name? Please make sure that there do exists a label by that name in your Gmail account.

  86. Sherri Kirklin says:

    Is there a way with your solution (or another) to mass forward emails from a particular gmail folder?

    • Sherri,

      Yes it’s possible. Select them all and assign it to a label and then use forward by label project. If you require support please write to Cheers!

  87. Israel says:

    Hi!, wonderful script. it would be nice if this script could load only certain labeled emails. I had to send the items i required to the trash and modify this:

    var threads = GmailApp.getTrashThreads(0, 500);

  88. Mikenz says:

    have just used the label revision – thank you very much for the solution and also to Michael Canejo. A very neat work around, very much appreciated.

  89. Felix Guttmann says:

    This is excellent but I wonder if is possible to do with date selection (email from specific dates)

  90. maru says:

    you’re a genius!!!!! thanks a lot!

  91. SUBRAMANIAN says:

    I need to forward 1000 emails in the period 2010 to 2013 to my new project manager for historical references and work updates. How do i go about this. Both the origin account and destination account are on gmail.

  92. Un post muy esclarecedor e sugestivo, sin duda, voy
    a volver a leer tus artΓ­culos.

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