E-Mail (EN)




To receive and read emails an account is required with a user name (p000xxxx/s0xxxxxx) and a password . Staff, students, organizational units, … automatically get an account with a mailbox.

Changing the password, forwarding and mail aliases via a web mask on service.uni-ak.ac.at


An email address consists of two parts separated by the at sign (@). The part before the @ is your user name. The part after the @ specifies the organizational structure.

User-Gruppe Username Mail-Adresse Posteingangs-Server Postausgangs-Server
Employee p000nnnn @uni-ak.ac.at IMAP.uni-ak.ac.at SMTP.uni-ak.ac.at
Emeritus Employees p000nnnn @uni-ak.ac.at IMAP.uni-ak.ac.at SMTP.uni-ak.ac.at
Students sjjuunnn @student.uni-ak.ac.at IMAP.uni-ak.ac.at SMTP.uni-ak.ac.at
Graduates sjjuunnn @alumni.uni-ak.ac.at IMAP.uni-ak.ac.at SMTP.uni-ak.ac.at
Organizational Units u000nnnn @uni-ak.ac.at IMAP.uni-ak.ac.at SMTP.uni-ak.ac.at


When setting up your account there is an automatically created default e-mail address of the alias “firstname.lastname @ uni-ak.ac.at”. This alias, if necessary can be changed on Service.uni-ak.ac.at.

You can also create more mail aliases.

Forwarding an E-Mail

On service.uni-ak.ac.at there is also the possibility to set up forwarding to another mailbox for incoming mails.

A copy can be stored locally on request. In this case, ensure that your mailbox always has free space.

Client-specific settings

Depending on the email client used, use the following required settings:

Mail on Macintosh

Add storage account …
Server Type: IMAP
Description: imap.uni-ak.ac.at,
Full Name: xxx,
E-mail address: (eg: firstname.lastname @ uni-ak.ac.at)
Server for incoming mail: imap.uni-ak.ac.at (see 2.3 above).
Username: (example: s0012345)
Password: xxx
Server for outgoing emails: smtp.uni-ak.ac.at (only within the Angewandte else see 2.2 above).
Tickmarking user identification
Username: (example: p1234567)
Password: xxx
Use SSL, enable
Authentication: Password

Mail with the Web browser


For employees: p-Number and password
Students: s-Number and password

How do I configure my client correctly?

The basic decision is how you want to receive mail. The main ways are POP, IMAP or webmail. The ZID mail server supports all of these options.

The necessary client server addresses and other parameters for employees and for students can be found here.
A tutorial for the installation of Outlook 2010 see:

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