Unitec Email Account

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What is it?

When you enrol at Unitec you will automatically be provided with an email account. The email address will be your Unitec ‘username’ followed by the suffix ‘@myunitec.ac.nz’. For example, if your username was smithj01, then your email address would be smithj01@myunitec.ac.nz

Any email that is sent to this address can be viewed via the Mail App that is one of the Apps within Office 365. The Student Portal will also display the latest emails in the My Inbox section.

Why should I use it?

This email address makes it very easy for Unitec students and staff to contact each other as everyone appears in the unitec directory by name. You do not need to know their email address; you look them up by name instead! This email can be accessed from any web-browser or you can add the account to your smartphone.

Do I have to use this email account?

You do not have to use it if you don’t want to. If you already have a personal email address and you want all email to go to that one address, then we suggest you set a ‘Forwarding’ rule and redirect any emails sent to the Unitec email address to your other address.

Instructions for setting a Forwarding Rule:

  1. Open the Mail App
  2. At the top of the page, click on Settings icon
  3. Type the word Forwarding in the search field
  4. This will present the forwarding option, Click on Forwarding
  5. Click Start forwarding option
  6. Type in your preferred email address
  7. Tick the box that says ‘Keep a copy of forwarded messages’