Mail Forwarding Outlook

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Anyone at risk of stalking or abuse online should check that their private emails are not being forwarded to a perpetrator, without their knowledge.

Some perpetrators set up mail forwarding on email accounts to give them access to the person’s emails.

This means, a copy of all emails are sent to the perpetrator without the email user’s knowledge.

There are simple steps to check whether mail forwarding has been set up. Here is how to check on Outlook 365

Go to your Inbox

Click on the gear icon in the top right

Select ‘options’

Under “Your app settings”, select Mail
This will bring up a menu on the far left-hand side

Under accounts, select “Forwarding”
Check if forwarding is on 
If forwarding has been set up to an address you do not own or control, select ‘Stop forwarding’. 
Save changes

A perpetrator’s email address can also be blocked. 

Open the email Inbox
Select the gear icon
• Under “Your app settings”, select Mail
• This will bring up a menu on the far left hand side
• Under accounts, select “Block or allow”
• Add unwanted addresses to the section under “Blocked Senders”
• Save changes