For projects, office teams, event or other purposes you may request a functional (non-personal) email address like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy & Agreements
The email policy is summarized in the (URL) Name policy UT document. Unfortunately, this document is only available in Dutch.
How to access the new mailbox
Due to national university security policy, all functional mailboxes need to be accessed with your personal password. Passwords to access the functional mailbox directly are not provided:
Please note: There are different levels of user rights. If you cannot send mail on behalf of the functional mailbox, please contact the Service Desk ICT.
In Outlook on Windows
For employees, the new mailbox will be added to their Outlook account and will show up below your own mailbox on your Microsoft Office on your UT computer.
Additionally, the mailbox can be accessed through webmail (xs.utwente.nl). In the Desktop version, click your own profile image in the right upper corner, then open another mailbox. Additionally, you can also add the functional mailbox as a favourite to your xs.utwente.nl start screen: in the left area, right mouse on your last name, then Add shared folder. Type a few letters to find the functional (shared) mailbox to add it to the list. That way you can also access it easily on your smartphone when you open xs.utwente.nl.
Outlook app (Android and iOS)
The app also has options to open a delegate account, after setting up your own account. Unfortunately, Microsoft changes the software a lot causing the most recent manual offered by Microsoft to be outdated. Tip: for some versions of the app you can use the advanced account settings, as they offer to leave the password field blank and choose 'open with delegate account' instead.
For students, the Service Desk ICT will provide a link to sign in with your existing student account.
To request a functional email address use the functional email address request form. Marketing & Communication will approve your request and forward it to the Service Desk ICT to create the email address. The Service Desk ICT will create a 'call' on your name to keep you updated about the status. A functional mailbox can only be requested by employees.
For additional rights, please contact the Service Desk ICT. You cannot request rights for yourself. Please let one of the current owners request the rights for you.
Changes or additional email addresses
When organisation names changes, you do not need to request a new mailbox. Please request changing the main email address of your mailbox. The old email address can be put on the same mailbox as an alias to make sure email sent to the old address can still be received.
For questions, please contact email@example.com, phone 5665.