Gmail allows for an unparalleled flexibility and capacity: all you need is a web browser and internet access, and you'll be tapped into all the features that set Gmail apart from other email services. With great collaboration applications included, projects can be coordinated and tackled with ease.
As part of the agreement between the University of Waikato and Google, your email has enhanced privacy, security and comes with full ITS (Information & Technology Services) support.
Great features and benefits of Gmail:
Store – 25 GB of storage space. You will never have to delete any email ever again. Keep everything you want.
Organise – conversations, labeling, and filtering make your inbox intuitive.
Search – just Google it! Use keywords to search your mailbox.
Less spam - Gmail blocks spam before it gets to your inbox
Conversation view - messages are grouped with the relevant responses, so you can always see messages in context.
On the go - access Gmail from your phone - regardless of which device you use.
All students get access to email when they enrol. Your email address will be your username, followed by @students.waikato.ac.nz (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Because Google hosts this account, there's no expiry date. You've got it as long as you want it, even after you've left the University. You will however need to ensure your password is kept up to date and changed every 180 days.
Accessing Your Email
You can check your email through the web interface (Webmail) by going to http://webmail.waikato.ac.nz/
Students have over 25 GB of space available in their mailbox. You can check the size/usage by looking at the bottom of the screen when in the web client.
We do not forward emails. Students set their own forwarding and filters through the Gmail web client.
You can get help on how to use Gmail and Google Apps at these pages:
The University has provided a Self Service tool through which you can log your own support tickets (jobs). You can also search for a previously logged ticket to check it's status. For urgent jobs you can phone the ITS Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for support.