Web Mail is an email service provided by the University of Tasmania for students and staff members. It uses the World Wide Web to provide the service.
Information about logging onto Web Mail is available in the Accessing Web Mail webpage.
When you first log in the first window that appears is the Messages window. It shows the contents of your inbox.
The Messages window looks similar to this:
This is Web Mail’s main window. From here you can read messages, delete messages, reply to messages, create new messages and log out.
The Messages window lists messages that you have received. Through the use of headings and symbols, for each message you can see:
If you don’t know what a symbol means simply place your cursor over it and a little text pop will pop up and it will name what the symbol refers to.
New messages that have arrived since you last used Web Mail will be automatically added to the list each time you log in.
To check for new messages that may have arrived while you are logged in, click on the Get Mail heading in the top left hand corner.
To read a message you need to have the Messages window open.
The message opens. It will look similar to this:
When you have finished reading the message you can:
You can also perform a number of actions from the Message window such as deleting a message.
The selected messages will be deleted from the list. If you do accidentally delete a message don’t worry you can get it back by clicking on Trash in the left hand menu.
If you have been sent a message that you would like to respond to you can use the reply function.
You will notice that the Address and Subject boxes are automatically filled in. The original message is also displayed with the > symbol at the start of each line. This symbol shows that it belongs to the original message.
One you have sent your message the reply window will close and the original message will be displayed. To return to your list of messages click on Inbox in the left hand menu.
A new window will open for you to compose your message.
Your message is sent, the window will close and you will be looking at the Messages window.
If you would like to learn more about the functions of webmail please use the help function (‘Help’ link under the UTAS webmail banner). The help menu provides all the information you need to assist you in successfully using Web Mail.
If you have concerns of a technical nature, please contact the IT Service Desk.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
8 January, 2013