|Forwarding mail to an account off-campus
Some of our users prefer to use a Hotmail, MSN, Netscape or other account as their primary e-mail. They would like to forward to that account all mail targeted at their Dowling e-mail account. You can setup automatic forwarding by following the instructions below.
Dowling considers "firstname.lastname@example.org" to be its primary means of official communication to you. After you setup a forwarding rule, you should still login periodically at http://email.dowling.edu to ensure that your mailbox does not become full. If your mailbox fills to capacity then your forwarding rule will stop working.
Now send yourself an e-mail and check that it arrives in your Dowling mailbox. Then check your destination email account to see that it has arrived - this usually takes only a few minutes.
Your mail will continue to arrive at Dowling even though it is being auto-forwarded to your other account. You should still check your Dowling email account at least once a month, and delete unneeded messages so that your mailbox does not fill to capacity.