If you set your "service" field to "forward", Mailhub will redirect mail received for your @purdue.edu address to an existing email account that you have specified. This way you can continue to use an existing email account to store and read mail received for your @purdue.edu address.
After setting your "service" field to "forward", Mailhub will attempt to redirect mail received for your @purdue.edu address to the existing user specified email address.
Be careful: Double check the email address you have specified for forwarding. If you enter your forwarding address incorrectly, your @purdue.edu mail may bounce and be returned to the sender as undeliverable.This setting is useful if you wish to redirect mail received for your @purdue.edu address to an existing email account, such as: AOL, hotmail, @home.com, @gte.net, or Purdue departmental account. The @purdue.edu mail will simply be sent on to the email account that you have specified for you to read there.
*Please note: If you are changing the account from "store" to "forward", any messages stored on "mailhome.purdue.edu" will be deleted after seven days.
When forwarding email, the "email" field is limited to 4 addresses:
In general, Internet-style addresses are recommended for the forwarding address. However, if you are forwarding to another Purdue address, please be machine specific . See example below:
(If you set forward to "firstname.lastname@example.org", your email will not function.)
Internet-style addresses ("email@example.com") may take the forms:
*Please note: If you choose to setup a long firstname.lastname@example.org address, then this must remain in your email field as your "preferred" address.