Email FAQ

1. Everytime I watch my email inbox, I get a warning message about a certificate, that could not be verified.

As IMAP server you have to give in the "full qualified domain name" as mailhost.tf.uni-kiel.de. More Information.

2. How can I get rid of this spam in my email inbox?

Although a spam filter is already installed, you may install your own filtering rules by using the webmail interface.

3. How can I access my Outlook/Thunderbird-Mail from the webmail interface?

If you use an email client like Thunderbird or Outlook, you have to make sure not to store emails in local folders. These emails remain on the local computer resp. your windows profile and are not accessible from other email programs or the webmailer. So, please always store emails under the directory structure of the IMAP server mailhost.tf.uni-kiel.de or <username>@tf.uni-kiel.de.

4. What with my emails when I am on vacation?

If you need an automatic reply to the sender, use these instructions here about setting up a filtering rule.

5. How do I automatically forward my e-mails to another e-mail address?

Read the instructions provided here.

6. Thunderbird, Lightning calendar and CalDAV : I can not activate a created CalDAV calendar. Why?

This may be a result of the proxy settings of Thunderbird or the Windows system. As a test, turn off the proxy under Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network & Storage -> Settings. Select No Proxy.