2.3 E-mail at the University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki offers each of its students a mailbox in the Microsoft Office 365 system. Once you have activated your user account, you can use your University of Helsinki e-mail address, which typically follows the format firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi.

You need a mail client to read e-mail. Mail clients include browser-based applications such as the Outlook Web App (OWA) as well as separate e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, the Mail application on Apple devices, Mozilla Thunderbird and Pine. More detailed information on e-mail basics and the use of mail clients is provided in chapter 1 of this material.

Office 365 is different from normal e-mail services in that it includes a wide range of additional functions. Your calendar, office applications and cloud storage all work together in Office 365.

This chapter describes the use of University of Helsinki e-mail and the tools related to it. Of course, you may also use other e-mail addresses, and a large proportion of these training materials also apply to them.