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== Email forwarding ==
 
== Email forwarding ==
  
As part of using kibo, the system will create and send you email about important system level things that happen. By default, this email will just queue up ''in your inbox kept on kibo'' (which you almost certainly didn't even realize you had) which means you will almost certainly never see it.  For example, any jobs you have running from a [[:wikipedia:cron|cronjob]] will send their output to you when they are done which is important because they will often contains errors. In some cases, emails full of error logs have been queuing up on kibo for months without anybody knowing about them.
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Although kibo can send and receive email, it will queue up ''on kibo'' by default. You can read it by using a console-based mail client installed on kibo like <code>mutt</code> but it's almost certainly easier to setup email forwarding. Doing so is as simple as creating a file called <code>~/.forward</code> that contains a single line with the email address you want your email forwarded to.
 
 
You can read this mail using a console-based mail client installed on kibo like <code>mutt</code> but it's almost certainly easier to setup email forwarding. Doing so is as simple as creating a file called <code>~/.forward</code> that contains a single line with the email address you want your email forwarded to.
 
  
 
For example, Mako just ran:
 
For example, Mako just ran:
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echo "makohill@uw.edu" > ~/.forward
 
echo "makohill@uw.edu" > ~/.forward
 
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This is important because programs you are running (including any jobs you have running unattended from a cronjob will send their output to the user in question via email). In some cases, these had been queuing up on Kibo for months without anybody knowing about them.
  
 
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