Security settings do not allow auto forwarding all email to an external email address.
Email forwarding is disabled for policy and security reasons:
- Only Rensselaer email accounts may be used by Rensselaer personnel when conducting Institute business, which includes, among other things, teaching and research. Individual employees, departments, and other campus units may not create and use their own alternate email accounts.
- Cybercriminals, if successful, can setup an auto-forward rule creating Business Email Compromise (BEC). If done and auto-forwarding is enabled, this may not be detected immediately.
- While it is possible to setup a rule to auto-forward or configure forward settings in Outlook Web Access and save these settings it will not work and result in undeliverable email.
https://policy.rpi.edu/policy/Electronic_Mail_Acceptable_Use_by_Rensselaer_Personnel (requires RPI network connection to access)