Email services for faculty, staff, and students
- email@example.com: Info about WiscMail
- firstname.lastname@example.org: see information in following sections
- email@example.com: Info about HEP email
- Physics Department mailing lists
- UW mailing lists
Getting a physics.wisc.edu email account
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an email account.
Email administrators will never send you an email asking you to reveal your password via email or to enter it into a website other than mail.physics.wisc.edu. Requests such as this are attempts by scammers to gain access to your account. Please be wary of all such emails.
To change your password, see the instructions here.
Email client settings for physics.wisc.edu
Configure your email client (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail) using the following settings.
Email Address: email@example.com
Server Type: IMAP
Server Name: mail.physics.wisc.edu
User Name: yourlogin
IMAP Port: 993
Outgoing Server Name: mail.physics.wisc.edu
Outgoing Server Port: 587
Outgoing Server Type: STARTTLS
Outgoing Server Auth: Password
For security reasons, you are required to use encryption (SSL) when accessing email (IMAP) and sending outgoing email (SMTP). You will need to change these settings in your e-mail client. For incoming mail (IMAP), set the port option to "993" and click on the "Use SSL" or "Use secure connection (SSL)" check box. For outgoing mail (SMTP), set the port to "587" and select the STARTTLS option. If your client does not have an option for STARTTLS in the outgoing server section, try using SSL/TLS. Some email clients have a setting to automatically choose a port. This can lead to erratic behavior. It is better to specifically select port 993 for incoming mail and 587 for outgoing mail.
There are also specific instructions for setting up Thunderbird available.
To access email from any web browser, use the following address:
The UW-Physics email service is filtered by Sophos Puremessage.
To manage your blocked/quarantined messages, you must register for a PureMessage End User Web Site account at https://pure.physics.wisc.edu:28443/. Use the link at the bottom that says, "If you do not have a password, please go here." It will email you a password which you can use to login with your full email address as the username.
PureMessage does not send messages released out of the quarantine immediately--it may take as long as 10 minutes for blocked/quarantined messages to be delivered.
Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Note that you must send mail from a .edu, cern.ch, or desy.de mail account.