Email and spam
Email and spam
Using https://webmail.tf.uni-kiel.de you can manage your emails worldwide from every browser window. The webmailer uses a certificate that must be imported at first use. Read the instructions for Mozilla Firefox here and for the Internet Explorer here.
By clicking the gear wheel in the upper right corner you can open the webmail settings. Here you can define certain filters for incoming mail. These let you automatically filter your email for freely defined keywords and define an action for each email. Common uses are
Standalone email client (like Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook etc.)
Use these settings:
Here are detailed configuration guides for Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook:
Important hint for using Thunderbird:
Per default, Thunderbird switches on Message Synchronizing. This must be switched off, because it slows down the network connection and may cause other trouble. Go to "Tools -> Account settings -> Synchronization and storage" and uncheck Message Synchronizing.
Important hint for using the Windows 8 mail app:
To configure the Windows 8 mail app, you first have to import the TF-Root certificate. This is attached to the email you receive when your account is created or can be downloaded from this download directory from within the faculty's network. Please note that this directory is not accessible from outside the faculty.
Delivering emails from outside the TF via the TF email server
If you use Outlook or Thunderbird for your E-mail account at the TF and just want to configure the outgoing mail for use from outside the TF, here are special guides for this:
Active Directory addressbook
You can use our central Active Directory as an additional addressbook, i.e. for looking up usernames or real names. Here are detailed configuration guides for Thunderbird and Outlook for this:
Every email coming into the faculty is scanned automatically for spam parameters and gets points for its characteristics. If the email scores enough points, then it will be considered as spam and gets an additional remark in the so called mail header: spam-status= yes. This remark can be read by your mail filter, who sorts the email to a mail folder called spam.
If you do not want the spams to be sorted out, you have to disable or delete the mail filtering rule within the webmail interface in the menu "Settings / Filters".