Linux mailbox
Setting up TU e-mail address

As a student of TU Darmstadt you get an e-mail address which usually is firstname.lastname{lfdNr} Important informtion regarding your studies will only be sent to this e-mail address. To be able to receive those messages, you have to set up your e-mail account.

User groups

Students can set up their e-mail address in the IDM portal after activating the TU-ID.

Employees of TU Darmstadt receive a central e-mail address firstname.surname{lfdNr} on base of our groupware .

Please check in your institution whether you use groupware as e-mail system or Linux mailbox. Instructions for setting up and configuring your Linux mailbox you will find here .

Service characteristics

Linux mailbox offers...

  • secure e-mail communication via SSL encryption
  • extensive SPAM and virus protection
  • access to your e-mails from anywhere via webmail interface

How do I set up my student e-mail address?

After activating your TU-ID, you will be forwarded to the e-mail configuration. You select one of the suggested e-mail addresses in the IDM portal in the tab student e-mail address. Then you can choose one of the following procedures:

You can set up your TU mailbox, from which you retrieve messages directly. The mailbox is accessed via an e-mail program on your computer or via the webmail portal.

Setting up your e-mail program
Webmail settings

In order to work as efficiently as possible with the Linux mailbox at the TU, some adjustments to the basic configuration of your e-mail program are necessary.

Instructions: Customize your e-mail program

Alternatively, you can set up a forwarding to your private e-mail address. In this case, make sure in your private e-mail account that e-mails from “…@…” are not sorted out as SPAM.

Note: If forwarding is active, you will not receive a mailbox at TUDa. It is therefore not possible to use the webmail interface. If you still want to send e-mails from your student address, please follow these instructions:

Set up identity for sending (in Thunderbird)

The service is free of charge for students.

This service is subject to a fee for facilities. You find an overview of the costs here .