Unimail - student webmail
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.
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Why do I need to use UniMail?
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.
What if I already have my own email account?
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.
How do I know what my email address is?
Your email address is your University username, followed by @unimail.hud.ac.uk, for example U1234567@unimail.hud.ac.uk
Note: If your University login account has been disabled for any reason, then you will not be able to access your emails via UniMail/Office365 until the matter has been resolved.
Your 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:
- a large mail quota
- an email address that can be kept after leaving the University
- email attachments up to 20Mb
- personal storage space of 25Gb, known as the OneDrive.
- access to Office365 applications
Most browsers will work with Unimail, but to get all of the features you need to use Internet Explorer 8 or later; Firefox 3.0.1 or later; Safari 3.1 or later
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 versions of Internet Explorer.
Unimail on your Mobile
Follow the link to setup UniMail on your mobile device.
UniMail is part of the Office365 suite. See our Office365 page for more information about online versions of Microsoft's popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs. There's also information about OneDrive storage.
Graduated and having problems?
After you graduate, you will change status from student to alumnus. Read more here about Graduate/Alumni email .