How to forward a CS or ECE email account
The easiest way is to forward an email address is to open a UNIX session on ‘linux.eecs.tufts.edu’ At the command line type:
echo username@ISPaddress > .forward
If you wish to do it the hard way:
- Login to the UNIX system ‘linux.eecs.tufts.edu’
- Use a text editor such as ‘vi’ or ‘vim’
- At the command line type:
^^ This will create a new file in your home directory, or edit one if it already exists.
- Type: ‘i’ (for insert)
- Type the address you wish to the mail to go to:
- Press: ‘Esc’ (escape)
- Type: ‘:qw!’
^^ This tells vi/vim to write the changes to the file and quit.
- Press Enter
Forwarding to a GMail account
If you are trying to forward to a GMail account, sending test emails from that same GMail account will not work. Google will not deliver mail sent from a GMail account to a third party account if that third party account forwards back to the sending GMail account. Test from a different account, and it should work.