Email and GroupwareEmail Server

An overview of available email servers and their use

The Heidelberg University Computing Centre operates different email servers to cater to the varying needs of the users.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP)
  • Exchange
  • Instmail
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

Possible email addresses

Here is a list of the possible email addresses that you can receive from the URZ or from your institute:

Table

User TypeEmail AddressServer
User TypeEmail AddressServer
Students
<name/uniid>[at]stud.uni-heidelberg.de
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Employees
<name/id>[at]uni-heidelberg.de
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de, exchange.uni-heidelberg.de
Employees of institutes with their own domains
<name/id>[at]<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de, exchange.uni-heidelberg.de

Incoming mail server (IMAP): Settings

Username: Uni ID
Mailboxes are created on the imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de server by default.

You can access your mailbox both with an email client and by using a web interface. Alongside email access, it provides an address book and a calendar function. All functions are also available via Active Sync. The necessary data for the different servers can be found in the following table:

Table

ProtocolServer SettingsPortEncryption
ProtocolServer SettingsPortEncryption
IMAP
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
143
(STARTTLS)
IMAPS
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
993
TLS
POP
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
110
(STARTTLS)
POPS
imap.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
995
TLS
HTTP (web access)

https://sogo.urz.uni-heidelberg.de

443
 
CalDAV (personal calendar)

https://sogo.urz.uni-heidelberg.de/SOGo/dav/<UniID>/Calendar/personal/

 
 
CardDAV (personal contacts)

https://sogo.urz.uni-heidelberg.de/SOGo/dav/<UniID>/Calendar/personal/

 
 

Exchange: Settings

Username: ad\Uni-ID

Table

ProtocolServer SettingsPortEncryption
ProtocolServer SettingsPortEncryption
MAPI (Outlook access)
exchange.uni-heidelberg.de
 
 
IMAP
exchange.uni-heidelberg.de
143
(STARTTLS)
IMAPS
exchange.uni-heidelberg.de
993
TLS
HTTP (web access)

https://exchange.uni-heidelberg.de/owa

143
 

Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Settings

Table

 ProtocolServer AddressPortEncryption
 ProtocolServer AddressPortEncryption
Clients
SMTP
mail.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
587
(STARTTLS)
Server
SMTP
relays.uni-heidelberg.de
25
(STARTTLS)
Exchange
SMTP
exchange.uni-heidelberg.de
587
(STARTTLS)

Instmail: Settings

Username: <name/id>[at]<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de

Please note: This service has been discontinued.

Table

ProtocolServer SettingsAlternative Server SettingsPortEncryption
ProtocolServer SettingsAlternative Server SettingsPortEncryption
IMAP
mail.<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de
instmail2.uni-heidelberg.de
143
(STARTTLS)
IMAPS
mail.<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de
instmail2.uni-heidelberg.de
993
TLS
POP
mail.<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de
instmail2.uni-heidelberg.de
110
(STARTTLS)
POPS
mail.<institute acronym>.uni-heidelberg.de
instmail2.uni-heidelberg.de
995
TLS