The student email account


As of 01.01.2013 all students of Geisenheim University are provided with an email account. This student email account facilitates communication between the university and its students and is intended primarily as an aid to study organization. As the university also uses emails to inform students about important matters it is vital that students check the emails in their student email account on a regular basis.

Mail services for staff and lecturers


The Geisenheim University IT center runs a Microsoft Exchange Server as a groupware solution for the staff and lecturers of Geisenheim University. This includes email boxes as well as common calendar functions and a university-wide address book.

To use this service you’ll require an activated HS-GM Account.

In order to take advantage of all functions we recommend the use of Microsoft Outlook version 2007 or later. All you then need to do is open the Microsoft Exchange account in Outlook (see below).

How can I access my student email account?

The following instructions apply to students, staff and lecturers of Geisenheim University.

via Webmail

The simplest way to access your email account is via Webmail. Using a browser (MS Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, etc.) go to the following page:

This opens the log-in page of the Outlook Web App. Here you can log-in using your HS-GM Account. The Outlook Web App allows you to retrieve incoming emails, organize your contacts and appointments and write emails with your student email address as sender address.

via Mail Client
The email account can also be accessed using standard mail clients (MS Outlook, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird etc.). The following protocols are supported:

EXCHANGE (Outlook only):
server name: exchange.hs-gm.de
user name: hs-gm\"Ihr HS-GM-Account"

IMAP/IMAPS:
server name: exchange.hs-gm.de
user name: hs-gm\"Ihr HS-GM-Account"
IMAP Port: 143
IMAPS Port: 993 verschlüsselt mit SSL

as an alternative but not recommended:

POP3/POP3S:
server name: exchange.hs-gm.de
user name: hs-gm\"Ihr HS-GM-Account"
POP3 Port: 110
POP3S Port: 995 verschlüsselt mit SSL
SMTP:
server name: exchange.hs-gm.de
user name: hs-gm\"Ihr HS-GM-Account"
SMTP Port: 587

How can I forward emails to my private email account?


If you’d like to redirect emails to a private email address you can set up email forwarding at:

Here you can log in with your HS-GM Account. Click “Eigenes Profil bearbeiten” (“Customize my Profile”), then under “Email Forwarding” enter the email address to which incoming emails should be forwarded. Once you have confirmed by clicking “OK”, all emails sent to your student email address will be redirected to the chosen address. From now on no more emails will be delivered to the inbox of your student email account.

Please make sure that you enter the correct address, otherwise any emails sent to your student email address may be irrevocably lost.

PLEASE NOTE: The web portal may only function with Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 9 and later. If you’re not using Internet Explorer you can set up email forwarding from one of the PCs in the library or lecture theatres.