How to forward incoming email messages to HelpDesk address in Office365 Outlook

Enable automatic external forwarding

Firstly, You need to do some steps to enable automatic external forwarding for individual mailboxes

  1. Open the Anti-spam settings page here: https://protection.office.com/antispam.

Enable automatic external forwarding for individual mailboxes

  1. Click + Create an outbound policy.

Enable automatic external forwarding for individual mailboxes

  1. Enter the Name and Description. Click the down arrow next to Automatic forwarding to expand that section. Choose On - Forwarding is enabled from the dropdown.

Enable automatic external forwarding for individual mailboxes

  1. Click the down arrow next to Applied to, then +Add a condition. Choose Sender is from the dropdown list, then click in Add a tag to find the email account(s) you’d like to allow to automatically forward and select them. Click Save.

Enable automatic external forwarding for individual mailboxes

Note

You may have other transport rules or spam policies in place at Microsoft 365 that block external forwarding in addition to the outbound spam filtering we’ve covered here. If automatic external forwarding is still blocked after adjusting these policies, you will want to reach out to your Microsoft 365 support for assistance in finding any further blocking that has been set up in your Microsoft 365 account.

Configure forwarding

Then, you can use rules in Outlook Web App to automatically forward messages to another account . In case of Helpdesk the account is the Helpdesk auto-generated email address.

AutoGenerated email