Email forwarding

Revision as of 19:29, 15 December 2012 by Sam.nicholson (talk | contribs) (Added a note to stop permissions SNAFUs in .forward files)

The Windows Way

1. Log in to a YSTV Windows machine as yourself.

2. Open up notepad.

3. Enter your YSTV username, followed by additional email addresses to forward your mail to, with each on a new line, for example:

john.doe
jd500@york.ac.uk

4. Do File->Save As...

5. Enter "H:\.forward" (including the quotes)

6. Save the file

7. Rejoice.

The Linux Way

1. Open up an SSH session to the webserver (through Putty on Windows or a terminal on Linux/Mac), using something like ssh john.doe@ystv.co.uk or entering john.doe@ystv.co.uk in the Putty Host Name field.

2. Enter your password when prompted.

3. Type "nano .forward" (without the quotes) and hit enter.

4. Follow the instruction in step 3 above

5. Press Ctrl-X and then hit Y to save and exit.

6. Type exit to close the session.

7. Rejoice.

A note for the Computing Team

Exim gets upset if the .forward file isn't owned by the user and they won't get any mail. This won't be a problem logged in as that user, however using sudo/as root it will be, so remember to chown! Permissions should be mininal, 600 will do it.