Forwarding mail

While reading your mail, you might want to forward a specific note to another user.

  1. The mail program must be installed on your system.
  2. If forwarding a selected message, start the mail facility with the mail command. Make a note of the number of the mail message that you wish to forward.

This task can be accomplished by using the ~f and ~m subcommands.

If you are going to be away from your normal network address, you can have your mail sent to another network address by creating the .forward file. See .forward files. The new address can be any valid mail address on your network or a network connected to yours. It can be the address of a coworker who will handle your messages while you are away. When you choose to forward your network mail, you do not receive a copy of any incoming mail in your mailbox. All mail is forwarded directly to the address or addresses that you have specified.