Suppose you're the boss of a big project, and everyone sends you all the important related email messages. You can tell Unix to automagically forward these incoming messages to the people who will actually do something about them. Hey, you're the boss, right? Or maybe you just got a different email account, and you want to incoming mail sent to your old address forwarded to your new address. As Figure 11.14 shows, all you have to do is create a .forward file.
Figure 11.14. All you have to do is tell Unix where you want your messages forwarded to.
To forward incoming email messages: