How to Forward Email

How to forward email to your Crystal email address

To setup mail forwarding on Linux, you should have a .forward file configured in your home directory.

Add a .forward file to your home directory:

cd <your network home directory>

Example:

cd ~; touch .forward;

Add the following to the .forward file that your just created(using your favorite text editor):

  • <username>@crystal.harvard.edu
  • <username>

Make sure the permissions are set correctly on the file:

chmod 644 .forward;

Test the setup and check your inbox on crystal email with this command or by sending and email to it from a different account:

mailx -s 'my test email' <username> < /dev/null

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