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Suppose that you use another email account as your primary account and that you would like all your ECE email to be delivered there.
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Staff and faculty considering forwarding email to a destination outside of UBC should be aware of policies set by University Counsel to ensure compliance with requirements laid out in FIPPA, the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Such forwarding is permitted only in very limited circumstances, and never to hosts located outside of Canada, such as gmail.
  
There are two ways to accomplish this:
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https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2012/11/Fact-Sheet-Privacy-of-Email-Systems.pdf
* with directives in <tt>.forward</tt> files or
 
* with directives in <tt>.procmailrc</tt> files.
 
 
 
Please read [[How Received Email Is Processed]] to understand the difference between using <tt>.forward</tt> and <tt>.procmailrc</tt>.
 
 
 
Take care not to create a mail forwarding loop.  If your other account is also configured to forward mail to your ECE account, the mail servers will keep forwarding messages to each other forever!
 
 
 
====Using <tt>.forward</tt> To Forward Email====
 
Create a plain text file in your home directory named <tt>.forward</tt> containing just the address(es) that you want to forward mail to.  If there are multiple destinations, put them on separate lines.  For example:
 
<pre>
 
somebody@example.com
 
</pre>
 
 
 
To keep a copy in your ECE account while also forwarding the mail, include a line with your username preceded by a backslash:
 
<pre>
 
\myusername
 
somebody@example.com
 
</pre>
 
 
 
====Using <tt>.procmailrc</tt> To Forward Email====
 
Include the following rule in your <tt>.procmailrc</tt> file:
 
<pre>
 
:0
 
! somebody@example.com
 
</pre>
 

Latest revision as of 12:16, 20 April 2020

Staff and faculty considering forwarding email to a destination outside of UBC should be aware of policies set by University Counsel to ensure compliance with requirements laid out in FIPPA, the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Such forwarding is permitted only in very limited circumstances, and never to hosts located outside of Canada, such as gmail.

https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2012/11/Fact-Sheet-Privacy-of-Email-Systems.pdf