How to access your email from the university website
There are two ways of getting to the website to acquire your emails. They are:
• Firstly, access the website of the University of Pretoria (www.up.ac.za). See the figure below. Log in using your student number and password. If you have not yet registered, your password should be your ID number. A link to the email facilities should be in the right hand pane of the window (Links for current students). Remember to use the main campus link.
• The second method (the easier of the two) requires you to remember the address of themail server site. In Internet Explorer, type the following address: student.up.ac.za/email. This will also take you to the login screen as in method 1.
2 Logging In
Once you are at the login screen, you will be prompted to enter:
• Your student number,
• Your password. This password will be the same as the one you use to log in at StudentWeb website. If this password has not been setup, make use of your ID number.
3 Forwarding emails to other addresses
Emails that are sent to your student email account, can also be sent to other email addresses e.g. Gmail, yahoo etc. To active this service, go back to the StudentWeb website and click on the Email settings link in the right hand pane of the window (Links for current students). This will also prompt you to enter you student number and password (as with accessing your emails). On completion, you will be given a screen as shown below.
As shown, there will be 3 boxes to enter forwarding addresses. One should be filled with your current email address at the university, (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org), and the rest of them is open for you to fill in. Remember, if you don’t want anything sent on, the remaining two should be
4 Changing your email name
This is quite important, especially if you want your lecturer to know who you are when the email appears in his email browser. By default, your email will appear as your student number version (i.e. s…@tuks.co.za). You would preferably want him to see something like petri.labuschagne[s…@tuks.co.za]. To make this change, you need to log in to your email account (as discussed in section 1 and 2). Then you should go to the options tab on the left hand side of the screen (as shown by the figure below).
Click on the Mail tab. Under the General Options link, click on the Personal Information tab. This should take you to the screen to make the necessary adjustments (as shown in the figure below). In this screen, edit the Your full name block and insert your name in this block. This will then show anyone you email your name in their email browser.