Email at the University of Bath
We use email on Exchange - staff use the Outlook desktop client at work and everyone can access webmail via https://mail.bath.ac.uk.
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Write effective emails
Most professionals receive many emails every day, a poorly written email can leave a poor impression and can result in miscommunication. Read through our following guide on writing emails.
An email signature is automatically placed at the end of your outgoing email. It shows people details of where you work, who you are, and how to contact you.
- It conveys a willingness to communicate and the receiver feels less hesitant about contacting you.
- It is an opportunity to promote the University and to associate your name with the University.
Microsoft Outlook 2013 is the Universities standard email client. It is free for personal use and available on all computers in public areas, such as the library, and via Remote Desktop.Other email options
Email phishing and spam
Although we filter a huge percent of hoax emails some get through. In most cases it is safe to just delete it. If it is a serious case report it immediately to email@example.com please include full headers. Do not to reply to the message.
For more information about phishing emails and how to stay secure see our email security page.
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Managing your email
Extra web features that can help you manage your email
Send to multiple recipients
A mailing list is a single email address that is associated with multiple recipients. It can be used by an individual or an organization to send one email that is recieved by all subscribed.
When you're away
You can set up automatic replies (in Thunderbird this was known as a Vacation message). This message will automatically be sent to every person who emails you personally. Clicking on the link below will give you instructions to follow in order to set this up within Outlook 2013.
Microsoft Outlook 2013 has been rolled out to every member of staff (as of June 4 2015). It is free for personal use and available on all computers in public areas, such as the library, and via Remote Desktop.
Email by Device
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Email on the move
The iPhone and the iPad use the same settings to connect to email. Just follow these easy to use instructions on our Forum You Guru.
Recommended email clients
Our recommened email client for Staff is Microsoft Outlook or OWA
Email on Android
If you would like to know how to configure an Android phone for use with the University Email system see the post on YouGuru.
Webmail is a secure website that does the same job as your regular desktop email client. With Webmail you can access your University email from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.
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Outlook Web App (OWA) is a secure website that does the same job as your regular desktop email client. With OWA you can access your University email from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.