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(This is not a question for me, I don't horde mail)

I have a friend and I keep his little site maintained, he hordes email. He already has his mail forwarding to a gmail account but he likes it backed-up on MY server (2g of spam backups).

If I set his email account to not save to local mailboxes, will that effect the mail forwarding?

I know it's sneaky and terrible of me, but I'm not a backup service for his spam and he's in NY and I'm in HI, so it's hard for me to wring his neck.

asked 26 Sep '13, 19:57

ichrs
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There's no effect on mail forwarding - it will work as you expect (mostly).

An email address which only is set up with a target of another email address simply forwards to that address. One that has a target of a local mailbox will deliver mail to that mailbox, and one that has both will do both.

The only caveat to keep in mind is that we don't forward any email messages that appear as spam to our mail filters. Those messages would still be delivered to a local mailbox - we just don't want it to appear that our SMTP server is sending spam. So, removing a mailbox means losing some messages -- those messages are not being forwarded in any case, but at least when you have a local mailbox as well, you can still see and access them from the mailbox if you need to.

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answered 26 Sep '13, 20:32

ryans ♦♦
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Thanks for clarifying that. :)

(26 Sep '13, 22:44) ichrs
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