SF State Removing Automatic Email Forwarding for All Users (Friday, May 27, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.)


On Friday, May 27, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., SF State will remove the automatic email forwarding settings for all users. This change will improve the campus email security posture and bring all users to the same configurations. ITS has already implemented this for faculty and staff.

What Can You Expect

Automatic email forwarding will stop functioning on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. This will affect users who have automatic email forwarding set up, mostly students and secondary email accounts.

Anyone who wishes to have emails forwarded can still do so by setting up an email forwarding rule in Microsoft Outlook. Instructions for setting that up are in the IT Knowledge Base article How to create an email forwarding rule in Outlook Web Access. Additionally, anyone can manually forward an email.


If you experience issues or need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk at service@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1420.