University Of Canterbury Webmail

UC provides email service to all students and staff.  For students (inc postgraduates) your UC email address is the main email account for sending UC Communications.


Undergraduate student email is provided using Microsoft’s cloud service Office 365.

Support Notes

Microsoft supports you connecting to your email using the following mobile devices:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows

Accessing your email via a browser

You can check your email through the Office 365 web interface by entering your email address and password.

Access your email on a iOS device

You can use a mobile device (iOS and Andriod) to send and receive emails from your student email account.

Setup on iOS

Go to your iPhone or iPad’s Settings > scroll down and tap Accounts & Passwords > Add Account.

If you’re on iOS 10, go to Mail > Accounts >Add Account.

Select Exchange.

Enter your mail address and a description of your account. Tap Next.

Tap Sign In.

Enter the password associated with your email account. Tap Sign in or Next.

The Mail app may request certain permissions. Tap Accept.

Choose the services you want to sync with your iOS device and tap Save. You’re done!

The following settings may be required to set up your account on your mobile device:

  • Server name IMAP:
  • Server name SMTP:

Access your email on an Android device

Android mail apps may look different across different devices, and these directions may not exactly match the options you see. Use these steps as a guide or consult the manufacturer’s help for your particular device.

From the Settings menu, select Accounts > select Microsoft Exchange Active Sync > Enter your email addressand password

For more advanced support, click here to go to Microsoft’s support page.

Using another email address

If you prefer to use a different email address to the one provided by UC, you can use the “forward” rule in Office 365 or you can redirect messages to another email account.

Learn how to do this on the Microsoft Office website.