Forwarding all messages - Students
The Office of Information Technology recommends that you keep your student-related email in your Google Apps @ NC State instead of forwarding it to a personal Gmail or other address. This offers several advantages. For example, if you use Google Docs to share documents with classmates on a school project, you can give your NC State Gmail address as the share address instead of your personal email address.
If you decide to forward all your NC State Gmail, use the Google procedure: Foward mail to another account.
Forwarding all messages - Faculty and Staff
- You can set up the forwarding yourself with NC State's Mail Manager.
- Change the forwarding address as often as you like.
- The forwarding lasts for one year and can be renewed.
- Messages flagged as spam will not be forwarded.
- Verify a message before you forward it.
Before forwarding an "urgent" message, first take a few moments to see if it is true. Snopes.com and similar sites track numerous hoaxes and tell you how to recognize them. Go to one of these sites, enter some key words or phrases from the message, and search the site to see if it is a hoax.
- Explain a forwarded message.
Include a brief introductory note explaining why you are forwarding the message.
- Clean up a message before you send it.
- Don't forward the entire message as is.
- If a message is worth sharing, it's worth cleaning up first.
- Remove previous recipients' names, email addresses, and >>> symbols.
- Copy only the part you want to forward and send it in a new email.
- Maintain privacy with the BCC option.
To maintain your recipients' privacy, be sure to put all their addresses in the BCC field instead of the TO or CC field.