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Forward Email Using ISPConfig and Keep a Copy (Or Not!)


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ISPConfig Forward Email to Other Addresses

This article details how to use ISPConfig to forward email to another email address (or addresses) of your choice and also whether to keep a copy on the server.

Many people who use a web-based email like hotmail, gmail or yahoo prefer to use their provider’s interface to pick up and/or send email from their own domain. You can configure their POP3/IMAP collector to retrieve the email for you or alternatively ‘push’ or forward it to that address.

In ISPConfig, this is done using the custom rules under the mailbox settings; depending on which LDA / POP3 / IMAP daemon you are using, the syntax differs slightly – I have shown the syntax for two of the most popular. Dovecot uses sieve syntax and is shown in the images and Courier uses the maildrop syntax – please refer to the footnotes.

Instructions:

  1. Log into the ISPConfig admin interface and choose “Email Inbox” under the “Email” tab:
  2. Click on the mailbox for which you want to forward mail:
  3. Under “Custom Rules” – to forward email and leave a copy on the server:
  4. Under “Custom Rules” – to forward email and delete from your server:

Sieve syntax:

cc "!myotheremail@gmail.com"

Maildrop syntax:

redirect "myotheremail@gmail.com";

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