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:


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 or entering 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.