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Edit my outbound spam filter policy for email forwarding

As a security measure, by default, you can't forward email to external addresses. You'll need to first edit your outbound spam filter policy before you can forward Microsoft 365 email to a different account.

Required: You need admin permissions to change outbound spam filter policies. For more info, see admin roles from Microsoft.
  1. Sign in to Office 365 Security & Compliance using your admin email address and password.
  2. Select Anti-spam outbound policy (Default).
    Anti-spam outbound policy
  3. In the right pane, select Edit protection settings.
    Edit protection settings
  4. Under Automatic forwarding rules, select On - Forwarding is enabled from the list.
    On - Forwarding is enabled selected from drop-down list
  5. Select Save. You can now use forwards with external email addresses.

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