Groupwise or Netmail: Forward Email

Before you start…

There are two ways to automatically forward your GroupWise email to another account. You can forward all of your emails using a GroupWise rule, or you can forward only your Internet email (email which comes to you from an off-campus email address) via options in CedarInfo. Alumni can also set their email to forward to another account.

GroupWise Rule

You can create a forwarding rule by utilizing the "Rules" feature in GroupWise. You must be on campus to set up a rule as the Web Access version of GroupWise does not support this feature. This forwarding rule will leave the original message in your GroupWise mailbox at school. It will only forward a copy to your forwarding address.

Create a Forwarding Rule

  1. Open GroupWise from a University-owned computer.
  2. Go to "Tools" > Choose "Rules" > Click [New...].
  3. Type a name for your rule in the "Rule name" box (e.g., "Email Forwarding").
  4. Under "When event is," make sure [New Item] is selected in the drop-down list and the "Received" box is checked.
  5. Under "Item types," select the message types you need. Clicking "Mail," for example, will only forward regular email messages for you and not tasks or appointment requests. 
  6. Click [Define Conditions...].
  7. Choose "From" in the first drop-down list.
  8. Make sure that "[ ] Contains" is selected in the second drop-down list.
  9. Enter a single asterisk ( * ) in the next box. 
  10. Click [OK].
  11. Click [Add Action] > Choose "Forward..."
  12. In the "To:" field, type in the email address to which you would like to forward your emails. 
  13. Click [OK] > Click [Save].
  14. In the "Rules" dialog box, the checkbox next to your forwarding rule should be checked to ensure the rule is enabled.
  15. Click [Close] to close the "Rules" dialog box.

The rule can be modified at any time. If you have other rules already defined, remember that the rules are executed in sequential order. You will probably want to place the forwarding rule at the beginning of the list to make sure it is processed first. To do so, go back to the "Rules" dialog box ("Tools" > "Rules") and drag the forwarding rule to the top of the list.  If you enable more than one rule, all of the rules will be carried out regardless of the order you put them in, unless they conflict with each other. 

Disable the Rule

  1. Open GroupWise from a University-owned computer.
  2. Click "Tools" > "Rules."
  3. All of your rules will display in the "Rules" dialog box.
  4. Click to uncheck the box next to the rule you wish to disable > Click [Close].
  5. When you are ready to use the rule again, click the check box again.

Internet Mail through CedarInfo

To forward only your Internet email to another email address, you can use CedarInfo rather than create a GroupWise rule. By setting up a forwarding address through CedarInfo, your Internet emails will automatically be forwarded to the new address and will not be delivered to or stored in your GroupWise inbox.

Set Up Internet Email Forwarding

  1. Select [CedarInfo] from the homepage (FacStaff or Student).
  2. In the "Individual (General) Transactions" menu, choose "Set your email forwarding address."
  3. Enter a start date (the default is the current date).
  4. Enter an end date. If you do not enter an end date, you can cancel the forwarding instruction at a later date.
  5. Click [Submit Change].

A confirmation message will appear if your request is processed. It may take a couple of hours for the change to take effect.

Cancel Internet Email Forwarding

  1. Select [CedarInfo] from the homepage (FacStaff or Student).
  2. In the "Individual (General) Transactions" menu, choose "Set your email forwarding address."
  3. Check the "Cancel my email forwarding address" radio button.  
  4. Click [Submit Change].

A confirmation message will appear if your request is processed. It may take a couple of hours for the change to take effect.

Alumni: Email for Life in Novell NetMail

Cedarville Alumni who use EFL accounts will need to follow these instructions to forward all email from their EFL account to another email account.

  1. Open an Internet browser and log in to your Novell NetMail (EFL) account.
  2. Click the "Options" tab (the middle tab that looks like a list with red checkmarks on it).
  3. Click the "Mailbox Management" tab.
  4. Locate the section labeled "Forward to:"
  5. Type in the email address that you want to forward your EFL email to (e.g., username@gmail.com).
  6. Click [Save].

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