The use of Sun Messaging Server, and the associated webmail front end (Communications Express) was implemented at UTAS on 28th June, 2009. This system provides an internal mechanism for setting forwards and vacation which is accessed from the Communications Express webmail interface.
You can access Sun Messaging Server to read your email using the following link:
If you want to set a forward/vacation message you will need to log in and set this from within the Communications Express webmail interface.
Please be aware that IT Services recommends against forwarding university email to external email addresses.
1. UTAS cannot guarantee the delivery of any email forwarded to an external non-UTAS email account
2. Email is not a secure means for transferring information. 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. IT Services recommends that staff and students make use of the email and computing facilities provided by the University.
ACCESSING YOUR EMAIL FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE WHILE SETTING FORWARDS OR VACATION MESSAGES CAN LEAD TO CORRUPTION OF YOUR EMAIL.
You should tick the checkbox next to "Do not leave copy on server". If you do not, mail will accumulate in your account on the webmail server until your quota is reached. When you reach your quota, no further email will be delivered to you.
Vacation - Options -> Mail -> Vacation Message
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
8 January, 2013