Once you become a student at the University a ‘UniMail’ email account will be set up for you. You can access your email account to read or send emails from any computer anywhere in the world with access to the Internet.
Unimail can be accessed directly at http://unimail.hud.ac.uk.
You can also see your emails from within portalplus.
The current UniMail service for undergraduates and taught postgraduates (Outlook Live/Live@edu) was upgraded, in summer 2013, by Microsoft to Office 365.
For further details, see Office 365
UniMail is the main method that the University will use to contact you.
You should try therefore to get into the habit of checking your UniMail account regularly.
Your email address is your University username, followed by @unimail.hud.ac.uk
This person’s email address would be:
You can set up your UniMail account so that any messages sent to it are automatically forwarded to your own email account. That way you don’t have the hassle of trying to remember to check two different accounts. Simply click on the settings cog at the top right of the screen and select options. From the 'shortcuts to other things' list, select Forward your email . In the Forward my email to: box, type the email address to which you want all your UniMail forwarded. Then click Start forwarding.
The UniMail password is the same one used for other University systems. There are more details here on how to change your password .
Unimail offers the following benefits:
Most browsers will work with Unimail, but to get all of the features you need to use
Spell check in UniMail uses the spell checking built into your web browser. Not all web browsers have this facility. It is available in the latest version of Internet Explorer.
There is some general advice on setting up an Internet-capable phone to work with Unimail available from Microsoft.
Office365 provides access to online versions of Microsoft's popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs.