Email Forwarding

Setting the forward on the mail gateway

You can define an address (or several addresses) for mail forwarding by editing your personal data via the web interface to your profile. The basic steps are:

  • login on the main maths website at
  • access your profile page by clicking on 'edit profile' near the top left
  • scroll down to the 'Mail forwarding' setting and enter an forwarding email address in the relevant box (forwarding outside the university is no longer permitted)
  • scroll to the bottom and click the save button

Note the above mechanism puts in the forward on the main departmental mail gateway server and so is very robust, i.e. if the mail service is running the forwarding will always occur, otherwise mail will wait until the service returns and then be forwarded.

If you would like to keep a copy on the maths mailbox, please add [username] as one of the forwarding addresses.

If you no longer want a forward on the account clear/empty the setting and save your profile via the button at the bottom of the profile page.

Email forwarding for expired accounts

When your account expires any mail forwarding configured via the methods above will cease. You can however set an expired account forwarding email address in your user profile. This email address only comes into action when the account expires and will last for one year from the time the account expires. From soon after 1/8/2023 this expired forwarding address will no longer implement blanket automated forwarding and will instead likely be used by an automated response system so people can choose to contact you at your new address as appropriate.

Please contact us with feedback and comments about this page. Last updated on 06 Sep 2023 15:04.