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E-Mail at the TU Dresden


The Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen (ZIH) makes an email account available to every employee and every student. It is specified as follows:

Login Type E-Mail Addresse Capacity Further Information
Student /
300 MByte e-mai address for studengueststs
what is my e-mail adresse?
Employee prename.surname[n]@tu-dresden.de 1 GByte
uniform e-mail adresses at the TUD
what is my e-mail address?

[n] ... serial number to distiguish people with the same name

Students get their login name from the matriculation papers (and their first password as well). According to the ZIH passwort policy the changing of your first password is part of the first login. Get help for the choice of a good password here.

Employees send their signed login application to the user helpdesk of the ZIH Within a short time you will receive the necessary employment information per mail.

If your department/institute drives its own mail server, you have to apply for a redirection from your TU mail address to your target address.

In order to receive and send e-mails, you need either a local e-mail client or a web frontend of your e-mail provider in the internet.

In the following part, you will find a configuration guide for the frequently used local mail clients for the TU Dresden e-mail service.

The ZIH drives a web mail client under the URL https://mail.zih.tu-dresden.de. The user only needs his ZIH login name and password in order to send and receive e-mails instantly. Often, the web mail client provides additional features, for instance the setup of automatical messages of absence, mail forwarding or spam filters. However, web frontends generally work slower than local mail clients, since both software information and email traffic have to be handled via the internet connection. Usually local e-mail clients also provide more functionality.

Last modified: 01.10.2014 11:34
Author: ZIH Benutzerberatung

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Zellescher Weg 12-14

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TU Dresden
Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
01062 Dresden

TU Dresden
Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
Helmholtzstr. 10
01069 Dresden