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Mail Forward for Mac OS X

Forward your AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Netscape, Yahoo, POP, and IMAP mail to any e-mail address!

Mail Forward allows you to forward mail from AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Netscape, and Yahoo web mail accounts to any e-mail address. Standard POP and IMAP e-mail accounts can also be forwarded.

Mail can be forwarded for up to 20 separate accounts. For each account, a forwarding address can be specified or a default destination can be used.

Mail Forward works by accessing your e-mail account Inbox and forwarding each piece of mail through your SMTP mail server. Mail that is successfully forwarded can either be deleted from the forwarding account mailbox or left on the server. The forwarding account address is used as the return address for the forwarded mail, so if the mail is undeliverable it will be returned to the forwarding account.

Mail Forward runs as a background process, using a System Preferences control panel interface with an optional status menu. A built-in scheduling feature allows mail to be forwarded automatically at a specified time interval.

System Requirements

Mail Forward requires an Apple Macintosh or compatible with an Intel or PowerPC G4/G5 or processor, using Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Forward mail from up to 20 AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Netscape, Yahoo, POP, and IMAP e-mail accounts to any e-mail address.
A built-in scheduling feature allows mail to be forwarded automatically at a specified time interval.


Mail Forward for Mac OS X 10.6-10.7 (Intel)

Mail Forward for Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 (Universal Binary)

The archive file will expand into a folder named "Mail Forward Installer". To install Mail Forward, launch the "Mail Forward.pkg" file.


Hotmail/MSNIf you are receiving a "Login sequence (7) error - login URL not found" error message when forwarding Hotmail/MSN accounts, please upgrade to Mail Forward version 5.1.2 or later. If you are using the Leave Mail on Server option, the first time you run the new release of Mail Forward all of the messages in your Hotmail account Inbox will be forwarded again.

YahooIf you are receiving a "400 Bad Request" error message when forwarding Yahoo accounts, please upgrade to Mail Forward version 5.1 or later.

Documentation and Support

For help with getting started using the Mail Forward control panel, start System Preferences and choose System Preferences Help from the Help menu to open the Help Viewer. In the Help Viewer window, choose Mail Forward Help from the Home button popup menu and click the "Quick Start for Forwarding Web Mail" topic on the Mail Forward Help page. Other help topics include "Introduction to Mail Forward", as well as topics containing detailed information about the control panel tabs and panes.

Contextual help is also available for each Mail Forward control panel tab by clicking the Help (?) button.

An SMTP Server Settings help page is available with information regarding SMTP server settings for many ISPs.

If you have questions that are not addressed in the application help, e-mail support is available at Telephone support is not offered for this product.


The unregistered version of Mail Forward will operate for 30 days, and will show the Register tab each time you start the control panel. Once you have determined that Mail Forward is operating to your satisfaction, you can register for US$19.95 through the online Kagi Store. Kagi accepts credit cards, PayPal, cash, or checks. You can register online by clicking Register in the Mail Forward control panel Register tab.

IMPORTANT: Please include the Computer Name shown in the Register tab with your order. This information is used to generate your registration code. If it is incorrect, your code will not work.

After you register, you will receive a registration code by e-mail. To avoid delivery problems with your registration code, ensure that your e-mail system will accept mail from To enter your code, click Enter Code in the Register tab.

This product is sold on a 30-day trial before purchase basis. All sales are final.

Upgrading from a Prior Release

Registered users of prior releases of Mail Forward can upgrade to Release 5 for an upgrade charge of $10. A product announcement containing upgrade ordering instructions was sent to all registered users by e-mail. Please contact if you need to receive another copy of the ordering instructions.

Terms of Use

Mail Forward is distributed on an 'as is' basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Version History

Release 5.1.2

Release 5.1.1

Release 5.1

Release 5.0.4

Release 5.0.3

Release 5.0.2

Release 5.0.1

Release 5.0

Release 4.2.2

Release 4.2.1

Release 4.1.8

Release 4.1.7

Release 4.1.6

Release 4.1.5

Release 4.1.4

Release 4.1.3

Release 4.1.2

Release 4.1.1

Release 4.1

Release 4.0.4

Release 4.0.3

Release 4.0.2

Release 4.0.1

Release 4.0

Release 3.2.9

Release 3.2.8

Release 3.2.7

Release 3.2.6

Release 3.2.5

Release 3.2.4

Release 3.2.3

Release 3.2.2

Release 3.2.1

Release 3.2

Release 3.1.1

Release 3.1

Release 3.0.2

Release 3.0.1

Release 3.0

Release 2.5.1

Release 2.5

Release 2.4

Release 2.3

Release 2.2

Release 2.1

Release 2.0

Release 1.2

Release 1.1

Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
AOL is a registered trademark of America Online, Inc.
Gmail is a trademark of Google, Inc.
Hotmail and MSN are registered trademarks, and Windows Live is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation.
Yahoo is a registered trademark of Yahoo, Inc.

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