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Email accounts

Provision of email accounts

The College does not directly provide users with email accounts. New users are given accounts automatically by the University Information Services.


Accessing your Cambridge email account

E-mail accounts on Hermes may be accessed in several ways:

  1. The most popular and convenient method is to use the Hermes webmail service. This allows your account to be viewed quickly through a web browser without requiring any additional programs or configuration. This is located at https://webmail.hermes.cam.ac.uk/.

  2. Any standard email software, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, may be used. The University Computing Service has prepared detailed instructions about configuring such software.

 

E-mail accounts on Exchange Online may be accessed in several ways:

  1. Navigate to Exchange online and use your university credentials to login to your Microsoft account, this allows your account to be viewed quickly through a web browser without requiring any additional programs or configuration. This is located at https://www.office.com/

  2. Email software such as Microsoft Outlook can be used - detailed instructions are available.


Finding a user's email address

The University Information Service maintains University Lookup Directory of email addresses and contact details of members of the University. Only those users who have indicated that they wish to be included in this directory are shown.