How do I change $HOME when I ssh to different servers

When I ssh to server1, $HOME=/home/user
When I ssh to server2, $HOME=/Network/Servers/home/user

How do I change the $HOME varaible so it points to the directory I want when I ssh to the server?
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export HOME="/new/home/value"
Also You may set it in Your startup file .profile (or .bash_profile) in Your true home directory.
but note, that HOME is set automatically to Your proper home directory, changeing it may trick some applications, and therefore prevent them from working properly.

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pogosruAuthor Commented:
I was kind of hoping there was a way to do it, so that when I ssh'd it would automatically be the correct HOME without the export. How is HOME automatically set to the proper HOME directory? I have only one true HOME directory. But with ssh it changes with different servers
Well, You can have different HOMEs on different servers - right?
Your home is saved in /etc/passwd file, and the var HOME is set to whatever /etc/passwd says upon login (no matter if ssh or local terminal).
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