Students can use @Link, an email service under CUHK Office 365, to stay connect with the University. With opt-in procedures done, you can even use it after your graduation. It provides a 50 GB mailbox accessible across your devices.
Students, student organizations, projects & alumni who graduates in / after 1980 with CUHK University Degree or above qualifications, including Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programs (PGDE)
Service Charge and Application
Students: Free; no application required Alumni who graduates in / after 1980: Free; opt-in procedures required Student Organizations / Projects: Apply the service through student organization / project accounts application
If you are using other connection methods, please use the settings below to access @Link.
Connection Method: IMAP
Server Name: outlook.office365.com
Encryption Method: SSL
Connection Method: SMTP
Server Name: smtp.office365.com
Port: 587 (Please go to More Setting > the Tab Outgoing Server > Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication – Use same settings as my incoming mail server) or
Encryption Method: TLS
3. Opting in @Link for Alumni
Students who graduate in / after 1980 can opt in to use @Link email, OneDrive for Business, the related collaboration tools and the files stored inside after graduation. ITSC is supporting the opt-in process while Alumni Affairs Office is supporting the service for alumni.
Opt in Procedures
As a Student in MyCUHK
One must complete the opt in procedures before graduation in order to retain the emails and files in OneDrive for Business. The procedures below are eligible to students who will become CUHK alumni within 90 days (i.e. no other concurrent study program in CUHK) with alias for @Link defined (via Campus Network / CUHK VPN).
4. (For Student Organizations) Switchover Exercise from CUHK Webmail to @Link in Year 2017
ITSC had coordinated and communicated with the student organization account users in 2017 to prepare for the switchover from the old email email, CUHK Webmail, to @Link. The switchover exercise included
An @Link mailbox was offered to the student organization with other cloud services e.g. OneDrive, and collaborative tools available for students.
If student organization had defined email address as firstname.lastname@example.org which was published in different publications, to avoid email loss, any new emails reaching that email address would be forwarded to @Link. However, in a long term, those student organization should publish their new email address email@example.com instead.
If student organization had never defined its email address i.e. email address = firstname.lastname@example.org, it became invalid on 3 Jan 2018.
Questions below have been frequently asked:
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