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Forward or redirect mails

You have the possibility to influence the processing of all mails arriving for you by means of forwarding. In our Unix-based network, you need a .forward file in your home directory, in which the processing commands are entered. (Attention, the prefix "." at the file name is important). These files are usually not visible in graphically based file explorers, but only in the terminal (Linux command ls -la). What you have to enter concretely in the file .forward for a forwarding, you can find out in our FAQ.

By means of redirect you can, if you leave the TU Berlin, trigger a general error message for your mail address at, which informs the sender that you can no longer be reached at the previous address and who will then be informed of the new address. If you want to use the service, please contact the central system support (staff).