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D2L Email Forwarding

MSU email (forwarding, cc to MSU email)

Quick steps:

  • Select your course.
  • Click the Communications tab.
  • Select Email.
  • You will see your Inbox.

Read more:

You have an email account for sending emails to and receiving emails from other users in D2L. You can forward emails to an external address.

The Email tool offers folders for your Inbox, Sent Mail, and Drafts. A Trash can allows you to delete messages. An Address Book allows you to compile commonly used email addresses.

Forwarding your mail to your MSU email address:

  • From the menu at the top of the page, click on your name.
  • Select Account Settings.
  • Select the Email tab.
  • Under Forwarding Options, check the box for Forward incoming messages to an alternate email account.
  • Enter the email address you wish to forward to.
  • Select the appropriate radio button for how you wish messages within D2L to be marked.
  • Click Save and Close.

Send a copy of your messages to your MSU email address:

  • From the menu at the top of the page, click on your name.
  • Select Account Settings.
  • Select the Email tab.
  • From Email Options, check the box for Send a copy of each outgoing message to [MSUNetID]@msu.edu.
  • Click Save and Close.

Changing your reply-to email address:

By default, replies to email you send in the system go to your inbox in the Email tool. If you prefer to receive email replies at an external email address, update the Reply To Email Address field in your Email settings. This means that when users reply to your email, the reply-to address you specify appears in their To: field.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • From the menu at the top of the page, click on your name, then select Account Settings.
    • Click the envelope icon from the menu bar and click Email, then click Settings.
  2. Enter your external email address in the “Reply to” Email Address field.
  3. Click Save.

Setting up an email contact method

  1. From the menu at the top of the page, click on your name, then select Notifications.
  2. From the Contact Methods section, click Change your email settings.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Select Use system email: to use the email address linked to your account
    • Select Use custom email: and enter an email address in the field provided.
  4. Click Save.

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