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 * enter the field name for the mail adresses, most likely {{email}}, in the '''TO:''' field.
 * for personal eMails: use '''{{fieldname}}''' as variable to be automatically replaced by entries from your CSV file
 * enter the field name for the mail adresses, most likely  { { email } } , in the '''TO:''' field.
 * for personal eMails: use ''' { { fieldname } } ''' as variable to be automatically replaced by entries from your CSV file


Configuring an Account


  1. Go to File > New > Mail Account...


  1. Enter your name, mail address and password.
  2. Press Continue


  1. If you would like to use our mail account from outside the university, you have to change the SMTP port.

    1. Press Edit

    2. Set the value next to SMTP to 2525

    3. Press Re-test Configuration

  2. Press Create Account

Apple Mail

Configuration for IMAP-Konto

  1. Go to Menu > Mail > Preferences > Accounts

  2. Click '+' to create a new email account
  3. Choose account type (IMAP)
  4. Enter the needed data (Reference Card)

  5. Save and exit

Now all the folders from your mail account should appear.

  • To change the behaviour of the defaul folders of Apple Mail, do the following:
  • Select the folder you want to edit (f.e. Sent)

  • Go to Menu > Mailbox > Use This Mailbox For

  • Choose the desired function

Other Mail Clients

All informations needed to configure an email account can be found here.

Forwarding email

  1. Log on the webmail interface mail.math.uzh.ch

  2. Preferences > Mail > Receiving Messages > When a message arrives: Forward a copy to ...


  1. Press Save

Vacation / Out of office - email

  1. Log on the webmail interface mail.math.uzh.ch

  2. Go to Preferences > Mail > Receiving Messages > When a message arrives: Send auto-reply message: ...


  1. Press Save

Please be aware: Notifications will only be send once a week per person. This means, if you send yourself a testmail on Monday, you'll receive the automatic reply. If you send yourself a second testmail 5 days later, you won't!

Show Zimbra Calendar in Thunderbird

Zimbra Calendar

Private Calendar: email reminder

The standard institutes calendar (=Zimbra) generates reminders, in the current Zimbra version, only via pop up Windows, if you logged into the webmail interface. Often you need a more independet way to receive a reminder.

Until Zimbra is more flexible, please use the following workaround to generate personal reminder emails to a specific date and time:

  1. Create a date
  2. Insert !Remind somewhere in the title or the body

  3. Save and close the date

You will receive an email if the date happens.

Optional Arguments

Time before !Remind:xxdyyhzzm (f.e. 1d12h35m)

Other email addresses !Remind:name@domain.com

Can be combined !Remind:1h20m:name@domain.com

General Events: email reminder

  1. research seminars
  2. colloquia
  3. conferences
  4. Dissertationsvorträge
  5. general events.

The mailing lists are divided into two parts:

  • automatically assigned e-mail addresses
  • personal e-mail subscription
  • Persons who are automatically assigned to a mailing list (only members of our institute)
    research seminars: all organizers, all assistants of the organizers
    colloquia: whole institute
    conferences: whole institute
    Dissertationsvorträge: whole institute
    general events: whole institute

Every institute member is free to enable/disable these 5 categories seperately. Every e-mail contains a personalized URL to subscribe / unsubscribe.

Personal e-mail subscription:

On every page of the given events, there is a link 'e-mail reminder subscription' which points to an e-mail address form (if the service is not disabled for the given event). After subscribing, an e-mail will be returned to the subscriber's e-mail. The e-mail provides a personalized link, which the subscriber must open in a webbrowser to activate the subscription.

Subscription period:

The e-mail subscription to a research seminar or a colloquium is semester independent. The e-mail subscription is active as long as the seminar exists. All other events occur only one time.

Sending reminder e-mails:

The Organizers of any event are free to choose between 0-7 days or to disable the reminder feature completely. This could be specified for all events of the current semester or on a per event basis. The default setting is 0 days, which means that the e-mails are sent very early in the morning on the day of the event.

The content of the reminder email is either generic or specific on a per event basis.

Mail Merge: generate serial mails to multiple recipients

website: https://addons.mozilla.org/af/thunderbird/addon/mail-merge/


  • 'Personal Mail': means a customized eMail where variables, such as names, grades, roomnumbers, can be automatically replaced/inserted into the email.
  • 'Mass Mail': is an eMail with the same content to be sent to many persons.

create the recipients list

  • create a CSV (comma seperated values) list with all necessary recipients:
    • Local Info / Konferenz , choose: CSV Export
    • Firefox: File / save page as / save as: 'all files'


create your mass/personal eMails

  • in Thunderbird: File / New / Message (a new empty message-window should appear now)


  • enter the field name for the mail adresses, most likely { { email } } , in the TO: field.

  • for personal eMails: use { { fieldname } } as variable to be automatically replaced by entries from your CSV file

  • click SEND to send your mass/personal mails
  • your eMails will be stored in your draft box. check them for mistakes and if they are all correct, send them.

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