Information Technology Services Centre - @Link Email
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  • @Link Email

    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.

     

    Available to
    Students, student organizations, projects & alumni who graduates in / after 1995 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 1995: Free; opt-in procedures required
    Student Organizations / Projects: Apply the service through student organization / project accounts application

     

    Access to Service
    CUHK Office 365 Portal: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/o365
    Login ID: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for project accounts only)
    Password: OnePass (CWEM) Password

    To send emails via Gmail, check Tab 2 Using Office 365 Mail via Your Device / Other Email Service here for a correct setting. Otherwise, mails sent from you might be classified as Junk.

     

    Service Availability
    24 X 7 ; except maintenance period

     

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    1. Email Address & Mailbox Setting

    Mailbox Default Setting
    Default Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Mailbox Size: 50GB
    Size Restriction on each Message: 20MB
    Mailbox Validity: For students, it depends on student account expiry date.

     

    Define Another Email Address with Alias for @Link
    With alias for @Link, you can define another @Link e-mail address. It will be

    • an unchangeable email address on top of your default e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
    • shown at the “From” field while others receive emails sent from your @Link.

     

    Define alias for @Link at http://cai.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/alias/ OR by mouse-over "I want to" on the top bar and clicking "Define email address" (via campus network / CUHK VPN) - How to define?

     

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    1. Using @Link via Your Device / Other Email Service

    You can enjoy @Link service through

     

    If you are using other connection methods, please use the settings below to access @Link.

    Incoming Mail
    Connection Method: IMAP
    Server Name: outlook.office365.com
    Port: 993
    Encryption Method: SSL

     

    Outgoing Mail
    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

     

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    1. Opting in @Link for Alumni

    Students who graduate in / after 1995 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

    Before Graduation

    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).

    1. Define alias for @Link
    2. Go to MyCUHK >> CUSIS and MyStudy
    3. Click Life-Long Email Service Opt-In
    4. Read the terms of use and submit your application
    5. Your opt in result will be shown on screen

    Click here for the step-by-step guide.

     

    After Graduation

    1. Go to MyCUHK >> MyPage
    2. Click Life-Long Email Service Opt-In
    3. Read the instructions and terms of use
    4. Submit your application and your opt in result will be shown on screen

    Click here for the step-by-step guide.

     

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    1. (For Student Organizations) Switchover from CUHK Webmail to @Link

    The Changes Brought by Switching from CUHK Webmail to @Link:

    1. An @Link mailbox is offered to student organization with other cloud services e.g. OneDrive, and collaborative tools available for students.
    2. A new email address = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (if defined) / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is created, which is also the reply-to email address / sender email address.
    3. Student organizations use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & OnePass password to log in @Link mailbox.
    4. If student organization has defined email address as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., any new emails reaching that email address will be forwarded to @Link.
    5. If student organization has never defined its email address i.e. email address = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., it becomes invalid on 3 Jan 2018.


     

     

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