user accounts email
Some application (e.g. 'at') can send updates/status via mail to the user account's email address. This address is always 'user@\<host>' and therefore delivered locally.
A user can specify a forward email address where the emails are being forwarded to.
username$ cat ~/.forward \username,email@example.com
Alternatively an email alias can be specified in
/etc/mail/aliases like this: