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Email Forwarding

You have a choice of reading @csail.mit.edu email in a number of locations and formats. Most people choose to read email directly from the CSAIL IMAP server, which is the default for new accounts. Also, creating a CSAIL IMAP account will automatically revert any custom forwarding options specified using the below instructions.

To forward your email to an arbitrary address, visit https://inquir.csail.mit.edu/ in a browser with your CSAIL client certificates. Choose the "view and edit your personal information" link, then edit the field called "email forwarding". Note that it may take up to one hour for the change to take effect. Also, be careful to make sure that your mail forwarding doesn't loop -- for example, sending you@csail.mit.edu to you@mit.edu when Athena forwarding sends it back to you@csail.mit.edu will result in lost mail.

To forward a copy of your email to an arbitrary address while maintaining standard delivery to your CSAIL IMAP mailbox, first log into the webmail system. Next, click the "filters" icon along the top row. The icons will change; next click the "forward" icon. Check the "keep a copy" checkbox, then supply your secondary address and save. Note 1: When using this configuration, please don't let tons of mail pile up in your CSAIL IMAP mailbox. Note 2: Mail from addresses on your whitelist will not be forwarded -- we suggest disable your webmail whitelist.

Please note that the conventional UNIX means of forwarding email, placing a .forward file in your home directory, does not work at CSAIL.
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Topic revision: 03 Jun 2011, evanj
 

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