Where is my CSE email forwarded to?

As of May 20th, 2019, university policy requires that all university communications be forwarded to the student's @huskers.unl.edu email. As such all email sent your CSE account will be forwarded to your @huskers.unl.edu email. No action is required on your part to enable this forwarding. For more information on this policy or if you are a new students and need to claim your @huskers.unl.edu email, please visit https://its.unl.edu/helpcenter/student-email-migration/

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Accessing your email through a web browser

While CSE accounts have an email address associated with them.  All new student accounts are configured to automatically forward incoming email messages to @huskers.unl.edu and faculty/staff will have their email forwarded to @unl.edu.

We also do not recommend publishing or using your email address, as these will no longer forward to @huskers.unl.edu or @unl.edu once your CSE account expires.

Webmail for Huskers Users (Students and Alumni)

All university students can set up an @huskers.unl.edu email account, which is hosted by Microsoft's ExchangeLabs. Unlike CSE email addresses, students can keep their huskers.unl.edu account after graduation, so this can become a permanent email address. Students also get to choose the email address when setting up a huskers.unl.edu account. To request an account or log in to the huskers.unl.edu webmail interface, visit http://huskers.unl.edu.

University alumni are also eligible for a lifelong huskers.unl.edu email account. Any alum who cannot log in to request an account at huskers.unl.edu can request an account through the Nebraska Alumni Association. Detailed instructions for that process are available in I.S. Public Knowledge Base Solution 8792.

Webmail for Office365 Users (Faculty and Staff)

The university's primary email service for faculty and staff is hosted by Microsoft's Office365. The Outlook Web App (OWA) is available at http://mymail.unl.edu.

Webmail for CSE-Mail Users - Legacy users

CSE-Mail is the email server for most users who have an email address that ends in @cse.unl.edu.

Either interface can be used interchangably.

Webmail for CSE-Cyrus Users - Legacy users

Some CSE faculty and staff have been migrated from cse-mail to a separate closed IMAP server called cse-cyrus.  This server handles simultaneous connections from multiple email clients better than cse-mail does, but there is no shell (or any other non-IMAP) access to this server.

Webmail access for users with mail on cse-cyrus is available through the Roundcube interface at http://cse-cyrus.unl.edu/roundcube.

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How to forward your CSE email (faculty/staff)

Email support@cse.unl.edu asking a forward be setup for your account. Please Include your cse email and the desired destination email address.

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Setting up Mac Mail on OSX 10.8+ (legacy users)

  1. Launch Apple Mail (which will be known as Mail).
  2. Select "Mail" from the menu bar, then select preferences. Or use the keyboard command. "cmd+,"
  3. step 2
    This brings up the preferences dialog, Select the "Accounts" tab on the top of the window. When presented with the accounts window click the plus button in the lower left corner to add a new account.
  4. step 3
    Select "Add Other mail account" and click on "Continue"
  5. step 4
    Fill in the required information. Please use your full name, CSE email address, CSE password and click on "Create".
  6. step 5
    Make sure "Account Type" of IMAP is selected and the mail server is "cse-mail.unl.edu". Enter your CSE login for the User Name and click on "Next" Note that the login does not have the "@cse.unl.edu" specified.
  7. step 6
    On the next screen enter "Mail" as the path prefix and make sure "use SSL" is selected then click "Next". Note The "Path Prefix" is a subfolder on your home directory where mail fodlers are kept. If not specified, your mail folders will be kept on your home directory.
  8. step 7
    For the outgoing mail server, again enter cse-mail.unl.edu and your CSE login and password and click "Create"
  9. A new mail account, will be shown on the preferences tab. Close the preferences tab to complete setup on your mail.
  10. If use have issues, contact support@cse.unl.edu for further assistance.

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Message Size Limits (legacy users)

The maximum message size is 10MB for outgoing email messages sent through SMTP on cse.unl.edu and cse-mail.unl.edu.  This limit applies to the entire size of the message, which includes the message body, headers, and any attachments.

If you absolutely need to send a message that is larger than 10MB, you can send a request via email to support@cse.unl.edu to have the message size limit temporarily increased on the server. However, large files should not normally be sent as attachments in email messages. Instead, please consider using one of the following options:

Internet2 FileSender

Internet2's FileSender service allows authorized users to store and send files to any Internet user who has access to e-mail and an appropriately configured web browser. Filesender is best used as a temporary, one-time sharing of a file, as storage of the file will expire and no backup is run on the system. Guest vouchers allow non-university colleagues to send files in return. FileSender is currently configured to allow files to be sent up to 1TB in size, although due to typical end-user network connection speeds and network performance conditions, it will be most useful for files in the 10MB to 50GB range. FileSender places the file contents on the FileSender server and an e-mail is sent to the specified recipients informing them how they can retrieve the file that has been temporarily stored on the FileSender service. A file placed on this service is automatically deleted after at most two weeks. Follow these steps to use this service:

  1. Browse to https://filesender.internet2.edu/
  2. Click the "Log On" button
  3. Enter "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (without the quotes) for the organization name, then click the Continue button
  4. Log in with your My.UNL (Canvas) credentials
  5. Enter the recipient's email address in the "To:" field
  6. Enter a Subject line and Message body (both are optional, but recommended to avoid being identified as spam).
  7. If you want the file to be deleted in less than 2 weeks (which is the default), enter an "Expiry date."
  8. Click the Browse button and select the file you want to send
  9. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms and conditions of the Internet2 FileSender service
  10. Click the Send button

Additional information about FileSender is available on the Internet2 website at http://www.internet2.edu/filesender/


Box is best used when long term storage and repeated collaboration is desired. Individual files up to 10 GB and project folders can be shared and modified via assigned collaborators in Box. All data is encrypted for security. Files and folders can be also designated as viewable or downloadable by others via a web link. Weblinks can be password-protected and can be set with an assignable expiration date. Box accounts with a 50 GB capacity are available at no cost to all students, faculty and staff. For more information about this service, visit box.unl.edu. To log in to the service, go to unl.box.com.

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Viewing your spam quarantine (legacy users)

Any email that is relayed through cse.unl.edu goes through a spam detection appliance. Any email the appliance deems as likely spam is quarantined. 

Daily summaries of quarantined email are sent to users. Users can click on individual messages in the spam quarantine summary to view, deliver, delete or whitelist the sender. 

Occasionally, however, it might be necessary to view your spam quarantine immediately. Point a browser to https://cse-barracuda.unl.edu and either log in if you already have an account, or make yourself an account if you do not. Please note that your username will be your CSE login - not your email address

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