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The university provides each employee with two e-mail addresses: a Microsoft Outlook work mailbox and a uMail box. In most cases your work mailbox will be your primary e-mail address. You are assigned both e-mail addresses automatically at the start of your employment.

Work mail

As a standard you are issued 1.95 GB of on your work mail. You can apply for an extension of your e-mail storage space via ISSC. If you are not at your workplace, you can access your work mail with your ULCN account via the Remote Workplace or via Webmail.

It may be that some e-mails end up by accident in your spam filter, or on the contrary that you receive too much spam in your regular inbox. In both cases you can apply to have your spam filter adjusted.


In addition to your work mail, at the start of your employment you are also issued with an uMail account. The university uses uMail to communicate with its students. In practice, as a staff member you will probably not use uMail much, because all communication takes place via your work mail. If you find it useful, you can have all your uMail forwarded to your work mailbox (Dutch manual).  

Shared mailbox

If you want to share a single e-mail address with a number of colleagues, you can apply for a shared mailbox.

E-mail distribution list

If you frequently have to send e-mails to a group of people outside the university, you can apply for an  e-mail distribution list. By sending an e-mail to this distribution list, you will be sending it to all the list members. 

The e-mail address of a distribution list appears in bold in your Outlook address list under the name of your faculty or unit. 

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