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Target audience: Students and Staff

Gmail as primary email address

If you are a student and you start working at Utrecht University in addition to your studies (employee appointment), you will receive a new email address. It ends with @uu.nl (e.g. j.a.janssen@uu.nl) 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 this guide to set that up yourself. This configures all your email to be delivered at your UU-Gmail.

* Old emails will remain in your UU-Gmail. Nothing is ever thrown away.

  • Step 1

    Ga naar https://solismail.uu.nl/ en log daar in met je medewerkers e-mailadres (bijv. j.a.janssen@uu.nl) en je (Solis) wachtwoord.

  • Step 2

    Click on Options in the top right corner, and then choose ‘Create an Inbox Rule…’.

  • Step 3

    Click on ‘New’.

  • Step 4

    Choose the following options in the window (as depicted):

      • in the top field ‘[Apply to all messages]’
      • then in the bottom field ‘Redirect the message to…’

    A new window opens automatically.

  • Step 5

    Now 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 ‘j.a.smith@students.uu.nl’, you now fill in ‘j.a.smith@galias.students.uu.nl’ here.

    Then click on ‘OK’.



  • Step 6

    Click on ‘Save’ to confirm your settings.

  • Step 7

    Klik op “Yes” om de nieuwe instellingen te bevestigen.

  • Step 8

    Click on ‘Yes’ if you get this notification.

  • Step 9

    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.

  • Step 10

Last modified: 22/02/2018

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