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Old 11-07-2005, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that that's out of the way, I've got a question for you *nix geeks out there. Currently I access my primary email account through a PC run by a friend of mine. On Saturday I signed up for the EMM BES service but haven't been able to get ahold of my friend for the purposes of forwarding my emails and such.

So, changing the MX records is out of the question. However, I'm not completely hopeless here - I've got shell access to this server (redhat 7.2, I think) and I figure that might give me some kind of hope.

Any suggestions, folks? Is there a script I can run on there that will forward my emails for me?

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It may be dependent on the mail server, but try creating a file in your home directory with the email address that you want your mail forwarded to. Name the file ".forward". Don't forget the dot at the beginning of the file name. I'm guessing, but you probably need to give everyone read permission on the file, ie "chmod 755 .forward"

I hope this helps.
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Hmm, must definitely be server dependent. Doesn't seem to work for me, but thanks for the idea!

Edit: I found a program I can run on any windows PC that will forward all the mail ever 10 minutes, but I'd love to have something that runs on the mail server instead.
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There is a way to do it, I just don't remember enough about linux mail servers. You might do a google search on it or find a good Redhat forum and ask there. Do you have a mail directory in your home directory? I'm really guessing now, but you might try putting the .forward file there. Other than that, I would say jump over to a linux forum and ask.
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