MIT Webmail is not as dominant and suitable as Gmail for finding, organizing, and more. Follow the simple Tips & Tricks for MIT Webmail Forwarding to Gmail. You can forward all incoming mails to your Gmail account. Do not hesitate as the process takes only little time, and it is very simple.
What is Webmail? : Webmail or Web-based e-mail is one of the most helpful web applications on the Internet, it allows you to access, send, receive and manage your email. You can access your email from any computer quickly and without complexity by means of Internet Explorer or any other web browser. The famous Webmail providers consist of Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and AOL. There is no additional setup drawn in, just enter your email address and password and your mail will be demonstrated for you.
Tips/ tricks/ steps/ process of MIT Webmail Forwarding to Gmail:
Forwarding and splitting are the two ways to forward your incoming MIT e-mail to another address. While forwarding your mail, any mail upcoming to your MIT account will be straight away redirected to the address you state, and will not show up in your IMAP inbox or MIT webmail. And while splitting your e-mail, a copy is made of all incoming e-mail. One copy will be shown in your MIT IMAP inbox as prior to, and another copy will be sent to the address you indicate.
The first step is to login to your Athena account by means of one of the workstation on campus or with ssh or telnet through athena.dialup.mit.edu. A window known as Terminal will be open after login process. To forward all your mails to a non-MIT.EDU account, you should type the following into this window: chpobox -s name@host, then press return.
Illustration: If you want to forward all mail to “email@example.com“, then type chpobox -s firstname.lastname@example.org. Then log out as all mails will come now to the forwarding address. The parameter S means that the email will not be deleted in MIT webmail. If you do not want to keep a copy there, then use lower-case s.
[Please note: Splitting uses capital “S” whereas forwarding uses lowercase “s”. Be sure to fill in with the correct information for email@example.com]
After completing the above process, try transferring message to your MIT e-mail and check if it forwards the incoming mail to the account you indicated. Contact Accounts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you face any difficulty. Refer the official FAQ about this matter available by MIT IS&T (http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=3907262).
What this will do after using Athena account?
To set up, Mail forwarding is a very easy thing. On Athena, there is a command known as chpobox which can be used to forward all mails (it happens evidently, there is no additional “Fwd:” in the subject or anything).
Tips for Mac users:
- Get Kerberos Extras (if you do not already have this); Install the Kerberos Extras for Mac OS X.
- Get Kerberos tickets (if not already done). After installing Kerberos Extras, get Kerberos tickets in the Utilities folder by running the Kerberos application.
- From the Utilities folder, run the Terminal application in your Applications folder.
- Type this command: telnet -xF athena.dialup.mit.edu and press return. This will set up a telnet connection with the MIT server.
- When you see the message, “You are not allowed to log in here: Unknown username Login incorrect”, disregard the reading of this text. In place of it, enter your Kerberos id (e.g. fkh) and your password. When you type the password there will be not shown anything but do not hesitate as this is normal.
- Enter the following command, with the address that you want to use: chpobox -s name@host, then click on return. Illustration: If you would like to forward all mail to “email@example.com”, then type chpobox -s firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Type logout and click on return.
Finish! There is no MIT WEbmail from now onwards. Every email sent to your @mit.edu address will obviously get sent on to your gmail, hotmail, etc. to reply using the mit address, set gmail instead of your @gmail address.
Steps for Window users:
To make the Kerborized Telnet connection, Window users can get HostExplorer from MIT. Log in with HostExplorer and leave out steps 1-5. Then the whole thing should be the same at step 6 mentioned above.
Source: web.mit.edu (Thank you)