The .forward file contains the network address or addresses that will receive your forwarded network mail.
Addresses must take the form of User@Host. User refers
to the login name of another user, and Host is the
name of the user's system. If the user is on your system, you can omit the
of the address. You can use the cat command
to create a .forward file as follows:
cat > .forward mark joe@saturn [END OF FILE]
[END OF FILE]represents the end of file character, which is the Ctrl-D key sequence on most terminals. This must be typed on a blank line.
The .forward file contains the addresses of the users
you want your mail forwarded to. Your mail will be forwarded to
your local system, and to
joe on system
This file must contain valid addresses. If it is a null file (zero length), your mail is not forwarded and is stored in your mailbox.
Note: You will not receive any mail until you delete the .forward file.