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Forwarding NCMIR E-mail to an External E-mail Account

Submit a JIRA Ticket

Submit a JIRA Ticket assigned to Vicky Rowley.

Be sure to include:

  • Your current NCMIR e-mail address. (
  • The e-mail address you would like your NCMIR e-mail to be forwarded to. (
  • Whether or not you would like to have a copy of your mail saved on the NCMIR server. (recommended)

Setup a Mail ".forward" File on the Mail Server

SSH into the NCMIR Mail Server

Create a file called ".forward" in your home directory

If you would like a copy of your e-mail saved on the NCMIR mail servers (recommended), use the exact following syntax:

If you would not like a copy of your e-mail to be saved on the NCMIR mail servers, use the following syntax:

Save the file and quit vi.

Change the permission of the file

Exit out of SSH. That's it!
Send a test message to your NCMIR e-mail address to verify the changes.

Create a procmail filter

To forward e-mail,
create a .procmailrc file in the users home directory.