Communication Technologies

Using Email at UTAS

All current students and staff at UTAS have access to electronic mail (email). UTAS email accounts are automatically created when a person first enrols or is appointed to the staff.

UTAS provides two email services:

  • For staff, PhD students and masters by research students UTAS provides Microsoft Exchange.
  • For undergraduate and masters by coursework students UTAS provides Office 365.

What you need to know

To use your university email account you need to know three pieces of information:

  • your UTAS username
  • your password
  • your return email address

For staff, this information is available through your school or faculty computing support staff. Email details are also available from the Service Desk, bring your University Staff ID card as proof of identity.

Staff return email addresses are generally of the form: or

Forwarding email

Please be aware that IT Services recommends against forwarding university email to external email addresses.

Email is not considered a secure means for transferring information due to the ease with which potentially confidential information may be intercepted, read or misdirected. IT Services cannot be responsible for the security of emails, address books, or personal information residing in external email accounts or on privately owned computers, and so recommends that where possible staff and students make use of the email and computing facilities provided by the University.