Mail in the Computer Laboratory
The laboratory requires that everyone (with a computer account or an office here) be readily accessible via email.
You have several options of University mail address through which others may contact you:
- firstname.lastname@example.org — this type of address is available to all members of the university, and you manage it using a Raven-protected database access page. This e-mail address will become inactive once you leave the University.
- email@example.com — this type of address is available to staff, visitors and students of the Computer Laboratory. For staff and Research Students this address will remain active after you leave the University. By default, all incoming mail is redirected to your @cam.ac.uk address; if you are a member of academic or assistant staff or a research student, you can control that through the user mail administration web page.
The first part of your e-mail address consists of your CrsID (e.g. gsm10). Staff and Research Students can also set up a 'user-friendly' e-mail address using the user mail administration web page. If the proposed alias is not suitable, please contact the systems administrator.
Accessing your e-mail account
You can access your e-mail account through your browser via Hermes Webmail Service.
Alternatively, you can access your e-mail through a mail reader such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. For instructions on how to configure your mail reader, please see the University Information Services webpage.
Please see the University Information Services website for instructions on:
- e-mail forwarding and vacation messages;
- mailing lists;
- subaddresses - how to use modified e-mail addresses to easily filter mail (e.g. creating a cam.ac.uk address to use on websites that are likely to send you spam).
If you need some non-standard mail support (for example, you want a different mail reader installed on your system), contact the systems administrator.
Forwarding e-mail after leaving
For more information on what happens with your e-mail accounts after you leave the University, please visit our Leaving the Computer Laboratory page.
The following are documents to aid existing users who have legacy mail processing enabled: