- Our MailServer allows you to amend the username part of your Email address with a suffix which will be ignored when delivering the mail. The suffix must be preceeded by a plus sign. This means you can use email@example.com to conduct your business on eBay, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the WlugMailingList, email@example.com for some download registration form, etc, and it will all go into your firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. This makes it easy to filter your incoming mail, and to see who is passing your address on to other people. :)
You can create a file named .forward in your home directory (remember, everyone who has a mail account also has a Shell account) to have Email automatically forwarded to another address. For example after logging in:
$ echo email@example.com > ~/.forward
- Exim also supports specially formatted .forward files to do limited processing of incoming Email, such as save to a certain file, or forward or drop. As currently set up on the WLUG MailServer, such filtering is supported. See EximFilter for hints and examples.
- If you're using MozillaMail and IMAP to connect through the FireWall to the server you may need to add imap.wlug.org.nz to your "No Proxies for" list (under Preferences/Advanced/Proxies). This tells your MailClient to connect directly to the server rather than through the proxy.
- When you log into WebMail you may need to use username rather than firstname.lastname@example.org (this differs from other SquirrelMail setups). The feedback when you make this mistake is a little obscure (i.e. several lines of the PHP internal error messages and then Unknown user or password incorrect.)