Gmail as primary email address
If you are a student and you start working at Utrecht University in addition to your studies (an employee appointment), you will receive a new email address. It ends with @uu.nl (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and it is your so-called Solismail.
All emails sent to you (both to your @students.uu.nl and your @uu.nl email address) are delivered to your Solismail from the moment you commence employment. No new emails will come in at your UU-Gmail*.
Some student-employees want to keep using their UU-Gmail for the handling of their email. If you prefer this, follow the instructions below to set this up. This ensures all your email will be delivered at your UU-Gmail.
* Old emails will remain in your UU-Gmail. Nothing is ever thrown away.
Go to https://solismail.uu.nl/ and log in using your employee UU e-mail address and solis-password (for example email@example.com).
Click on Settings (the gear symbol) in the top right corner and then on “Mail”.
Click on “Inbox and sweep rules” and then on the plus-symbol to create a new rule.
In the text field underneath “When the message arrives, and it matches all of these conditions” select “[Apply to all messages]”.
Underneath “Do all the following” select “Forward, redirect, or send” and then “Redirect message to…”.
Fill in your UU-Gmail email address here, but instead of ‘@students.uu.nl’ at the end, you now fill in ‘@galias.students.uu.nl’.
Example: if your UU-Gmail address is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, you now fill in ‘email@example.com’ here.
Click on “Save”.
Click “OK” to confirm the new rule.
Your email will now be delivered to your UU-Gmail.
Note: all emails sent to your UU-Gmail address will also be delivered to your Solis mail. If you were to log in to solismail.uu.nl again, you would see all your emails there too.
If you want to remove an Inbox rule you can select it in the menu ‘Inbox rules’ and click on the recycle bin icon (see image on the left).
Last modified: 25/03/2019