Forward

What Does Forward Mean?

Forward (FW) is an email client option that allows a sender to forward a received email to another recipient. A forwarded message may be denoted by an "FW" before the subject line of the email.

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Also known as email forwarding.

Techopedia Explains Forward

Server-based forwarding may include multiple options such as changing header information and selecting from multiple categories of recipients.

Automated message forwarding enables efficient follow-up messaging among or between supervisors, team members and customers.

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