As a student, you will find all relevant information about your email box and how to configure an e-mail programme to send and receive emails with the university email box here.
First of all, you need to activate your email box initally.
You can access your email account browser-based via the webmail portal. No further software installation is necessary. You can access the portal via htttps://mail.uni-leipzig.de.
Use your university login (without @uni-leipzig.de) as your user name. Please choose the email server according to your assignment.
An optional email address is another address on the same account that you can use to receive and send emails. To set up an optional email address, log into your webmail and navigate to "Webmail → Alias".
There you have the option to choose between a selection of name-related optional email addresses. Please note that the setup may take 1-2 working days. It is only possible to change the optional email address every 30 days. You can view and delete an existing optional email address under the item "Current alias". Confirm the respective change with "Submit".
With your email account, you have the option of automatically forwarding incoming emails to another e-mail address. To set up such a forwarding, log into your webmail and navigate to Webmail → Absence.
In the first two lines, you have the option of setting up two different email addresses for forwarding. You also have the option to delete forwarded emails from your mailbox or to keep them. Furthermore, you have the option to restrict forwarding to emails that are not marked as SPAM. To activate forwarding, tick the "Activate" box and confirm your setting by clicking on "Submit".
With your email account, you have the option of setting up an out-of-office message that automatically replies to incoming emails with a predefined e-mail. To set up such an out-of-office message, log into your webmail and navigate to Webmail → Out of Office.
First, specify which type of incoming emails (every incoming email, emails that have not been marked as SPAM or internal emails) you want to answer automatically. You then have the option of specifying a predefined subject and text. You can also define the period of time for which the automatic out-of-office message is to be activated under "Start" and "End". To activate the out-of-office message, tick the "Activate" box and confirm your setting by clicking on "Send".