The UMail Post Office allows you to manage your UMail account, regardless of how you access it (via UMail on the Web or with email software). Use the Post Office to set email forwarding, check your quota, create vacation messages, or manage the spam filters for your account.
Click Account Information to view your full name, email address, disk quota, and the amount of disk space you have left in account.
Note: Faculty and staff have 2 GB of disk space, graduate students have 1 GB, and undergraduate students have 500 MB.
Click Forward Email to set up UMail to forward all incoming messages to a different email address. This is especially useful if you have a departmental email account and want to see all your messages in one place.
Note: As an undergraduate or graduate student, you are responsible for staying current with all official University communications sent to your UMass Amherst email address. IT is not responsible for how email is delivered by external email providers.
Email Communications Policy
Click Vacation Reply to set up a vacation message which will be automatically sent to anyone who sends you an email message while you are away. The message will inform your contacts that you are on vacation, and that you will read their messages once you return.
Note: We do not recommend that you set a Vacation Reply if your account receives a lot of spam, as this will only confirm your email address to spammers.
Click Spam Filtering to manage UMail's spam filtering tool. For more tips on reducing spam, see the UMail F.A.Q.
Spam filtering is activated for all IT Accounts. We do not recommend that you disable it.
If spam filtering is active, you will see a spam folder in your Inbox. All incoming messages will be filtered and those identified as spam will be tagged <spam> and moved to this folder.
Note: If you previously had this service and chose to discontinue it, the spam folder with all of the tagged email will remain in your Inbox, but new incoming mail will not be filtered.