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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     forward - e-mail forwarding information file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Users may put a file named .forward in their home directory.
If this
     file  exists,  sendmail(8)  (and sendmail-like mailers) will
redirect mail
     for the user to the list of addresses found in the  .forward
     .forward files must not be group or world writable.  The user's home directory
 should not be group  writable.   The  .forward  file
must be owned by
     and readable by the indicated user.

     A  .forward  file contains one or more lines where each line
is an e-mail
     address or the name of a private incoming mailer  where  incoming mail will
     be forwarded.  Examples:

           # lines with # in the first column are ignored
           # empty lines are ignored
           #  #@#  with  whitespace  on both sides may be used to
start a comment

           foo@bar.baz.com                         #@# is a  comment anywhere
           "| /usr/local/libexec/slocal -user foo"

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     $HOME/.forward  e-mail forwarding information

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     aliases(5), sendmail(8)

     Sendmail - An Internetwork Mail Router, No. 9, SMM.

     Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide, No. 8, SMM.


OpenBSD      3.6                          August      1,     2001
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