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 Computing Service.

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
  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.
  3. Other methods include SSH. Please refer to the online Hermes documentation for further details.

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.