I have set up my gravity form and see the data pass into the wordpress backend, but how on earth do i get the data to also post to an email address?
The email to you or anyone else is called a Notification. By default there is an Admin Notification for any form you create. That sends all the data you collected, to the website admin email address. You can alter that notification on your Form Settings > Notifications page. That page is also where you can add an additional notification. You can read more about configuring notifications here:
If you have an active Admin Notification already, and that does not arrive to the website administrator email address, your site may have an issue delivering the emails. If you are having that problem, please open a support ticket: