Updated: 10/01/2023 by Computer Hope

Forward may refer to any of the following:

e-mail forward

1. With e-mail, forward is a button or feature that lets you send a received e-mail to another e-mail address. For example, if customer service receives an e-mail, they may forward it to a manager, who may forward it to the CEO (chief executive officer).


When dealing with phishing or other security-related e-mail questions it's best to forward the e-mail to the expert analyzing the e-mail. If "Forward as attatchment" is supported, use that option for even better results.

browser forward

2. With an Internet browser, forward moves you forward a page. It only works if you have previously used the back button. If you have not gone back and your browser shows a forward button, it will be grayed out.


Hold down Alt and press on your keyboard to move forward.

keyboard forward

3. With a keyboard, forward is the right arrow key on the arrow keys.


Sometimes (e.g., in online games), "forward" may also be the up arrow on the arrow keys that moves your character forward.

E-mail terms, Fast forward, Forward slash, Reply