How to automatically forward Email

Forwarding Email works differently depending on the mail server that is used. For people at the ETH Zurich D-PHYS there are two important mail servers that you are likely to use: for our department the D-PHYS mail server mail.phys.ethz.ch and for services managed centrally by the Informatikdienste (ID) the student/staff mail server that is run by the Basisdienste of ID for all of ETH. If you are an employee of the department, your mail should automatically be delivered to the D-PHYS account. If you are a student (diploma or PhD) or an apprentice (Lernende), you probably have two distinct e-mail addresses that you may want to combine.

Therefore, here we describe the two most common uses for students (and Lernende): from ETH to D-PHYS and from D-PHYS to ETH.

NB: do not forward in both directions at the same time!

From ETH to D-PHYS (or somewhere else)

  • Log in to http://password.ethz.ch/ using your NETHZ account (the one you obtained from Human Resources/Personalabteilung).
  • choose: meine Services from the choices in the top row.
  • choose: Mailbox from the list.
  • somewhat down the page you will find a form for a forward address. Fill that in as desired and activate. If you do not see this form your mail is already being delivered to the D-PHYS account (or whatever your official Email address is according to the ETH electronic phone book).

From D-PHYS to ETH (or somewhere else)

See sieve.