UniMail - Student Email

Once you become a student at the University a ‘UniMail’ email account will be set up for you.

UniMail can be accessed directly at http://unimail.hud.ac.uk

You can also see your emails from within MyHud.

Follow this link to setup UniMail on your mobile device.

Why use UniMail?

UniMail is the main method that the University will use to contact you - please check your UniMail account regularly.

Already have your own email account?

Set up your UniMail account so that any messages sent to it are automatically forwarded to your own email account. That way you don’t have the hassle of trying to remember to check two different accounts.  From your UniMail, click the Settings cog at the top right of the screen. From your app settings, select Mail, this gives the email app options menu. Go to Accounts on the left hand side and click Forwarding. Click Start forwarding and enter the email address you wish to have your emails forwarded to. Press Save and close.

Note - some old browsers may not show the settings cog.

What's my email address?

Your email address is your University username, followed by @unimail.hud.ac.uk, for example U1234567@unimail.hud.ac.uk

Note: If your University login account has been disabled for any reason, then you will not be able to access your emails via UniMail/Office365 until the matter has been resolved. 

E-Mail Passwords

Your UniMail password is the same one used for other University systems.  There are more details on this here: how to change your password

Further information

UniMail offers the following benefits:

  • a large mail quota
  • email attachments up to 20Mb
  • personal storage space of 1 Tb, known as the OneDrive. 
  • access to Office365 applications

Most browsers will work with UniMail, but to get all of the features you need to use Internet Explorer 10 or later; Firefox 3.0.1 or later; Safari 3.1 or later.

Spell check in UniMail uses the spell checking built into your web browser.  Not all web browsers have this facility.  It is available in the latest versions of Internet Explorer.


UniMail is part of the Office365 suite.  See our Office365 page for more information about online versions of Microsoft's popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs.   There's also information about OneDrive storage. 

Graduated and having problems?

After you graduate, you will change status from student to alumnus. Read more here about Graduate/Alumni email .

Terms of use

Your use of the UniMail system is bound by the the Microsoft Code of Conduct and the University Computing Regulations.