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FORWARD(5)                OpenBSD Programmer's Manual               FORWARD(5)

NAME
     forward - e-mail forwarding information file

DESCRIPTION
     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 file.
     .forward files must not be group or world writable.  The user's home di-
     rectory 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

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

FILES
     $HOME/.forward  e-mail forwarding information

SEE ALSO
     aliases(5), sendmail(8)

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

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

     http://www.sendmail.org/

OpenBSD 3.6                     August 1, 2001                               1