Linux, forwarding e-mail

It is possible to automatically forward your Linux e-mail by creating a file called .forward in your homedirectory. The contents should be the e-mail adress that you want to forward the mail to, for example:

This will only work if the access permissions of your home directory and the .forward do not include group and other writable bits. Perform the following commands to be sure:

chmod go-w $HOME
chmod go-w $HOME/.forward

.forward is also used to filter e-mail, using procmail or vacation.

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