LDAP: User mail forwarding


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Set mail forwarding with phpLDAPadmin

To forward emails to other email addresses, you can add value in LDAP attribute mailForwardingAddress of user object.

For example, if you want to forward all emails sent to user@domain.ltd to two addresses: forward@domain.ltd, user@gmail.com. Steps:

  1. Login to phpLDAPadmin (https://[your_server]/phpldapadmin ) as LDAP root dn cn=Manager,dc=xx,dc=xx or 'cn=vmailadmin,dc=xx,dc=xx'.

  2. Find the LDAP object of email account which you want to forward emails in left panel of phpLDAPadmin, click the ldap object, phpLDAPadmin will show you detailed LDAP attributes/values in right panel.

  3. Add a new LDAP attribute mailForwardingAddress to this mail account, set value to first forwarding address forward@domain.ltd.

  4. Repeat step #3, add another email address: user@gmail.com.

  5. Save your changes.

Now all emails sent to user@domain.ltd will be forwarded to both forward@domain.ltd and user@gmail.com.

If you want to save a copy of forwarded email, please add user@domain.ltd as additional value of LDAP attribute mailForwardingAddress.