Email

Introduction

Reutlingen University provides all students with their own email address for the duration of their studies.

This email address is made up of your first and last name:
firstname.lastname@student.reutlingen-university.de

For example:
Jane Joneson, jane.joneson@student.reutlingen-university.de

For faculty and staff "student" is not used in the address:
firstname.lastname@reutlingen-university.de

For example:
Jeffrey Jefferson, jeffrey.jefferson@reutlingen-university.de

To read, write and organize emails you can use the Webmail portal from the University.

Configuration

You have access to messages in your new mailbox via:

  • All platforms: Web access via OWA (quick guide, German only)
  • Windows PCs/Notebooks: Microsoft Outlook 2013 or higher
  • Apple Notebooks: Microsoft Outlook 2016
    (Note: Apple Mail cannot be used due to incompatibility.)
  • Android smartphones:
    Sophos Secure Mail: secure and compliant app to access email, calendar, and contacts (installation instructions, German only)
  • Apple Smartphones/Tablets:
    Sophos Secure Mail: secure and compliant app to access email, calendar, and contacts (installation instructions, German only)

The IMAP / POP3 protocols are no longer supported on the Exchange system for security reasons.

Instructions for setting up mail forwarding under Exchange can be found here (German only).

The mailbox size is limited ("quota"), the same applies to the size of an email.
For emails to individuals, this limit is 50 MB, for messages to a distribution list, this limit is significantly lower.