PPPL Unix Cluster
E-mail E-mail Aliases
Forwarding of mail is governed by a forward file. On traditional
Unix systems, this is called `
~/.forward'. However on the Unix
Cluster, you should place your forwarding address in
/usr/mail/.forward/username'. This file should contain the
complete E-mail address of where you want the E-mail sent. E.g.,
echo firstname.lastname@example.org > /usr/mail/.forward/zarnstor
A partial verification of the forwarding is provided by
$ finger email@example.com ... Mail forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, you should also test it in case you've created a forwarding loop (where the mail is sent around in circles). Send yourself some mail and verify that it arrives OK.
If you want to stop the forwarding of mail, just delete
If forwarding doesn't look like it's working, it may be that a system-supplied E-mail alias is over-riding it. Check with email@example.com.
For more information see forward(4).E-mail E-mail Aliases