How do I establish "Email Forwarding" with a world.oberlin.edu address?
Select "Email Forwarding" from the "Keep In Touch" menu on the left hand side of your screen and follow the guidelines that appear. If you have not entered in your username and password, you may be prompted to enter those before being allowed to establish that service.
How is "Email Forwarding" different than a regular e-mail account?
OBIEWeb Email Forwarding allows you to use the world.oberlin.edu email address as a way to keep your personal email private. It also allows you to keep one email address for life, rather than having to alert friends, family and business contacts of a new email address each time you change your Internet provider or job. You will need to have another email address established to use this forwarding service.
I received a suspicious email with oberlin.edu in the from address. The message contains an attachment. Is this a real message or a virus?
Oberlin College will never send emails with attachments unless the recipient is specifically made aware and is expecting that attachment. The latest round of virus emails have been "spoofing" the from address so that it appears the message has been sent by Oberlin College. Any messages from firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org are viruses and should be deleted immediately. In general, you should not open any attachments unless you are expecting one from someone you can trust.
You may also want to enable your permanent address (@world.oberlin.edu) with spam control. You can select this option on the Email Forwarding page.