@huskers.unl.edu email for all students

@huskers.unl.edu accounts will become the primary email for all university communications to students beginning May 20. This email will ensure that students never miss important university communications and it will be connected to MyRED and Canvas accounts. Additionally, students will use it to access university library services and software — like Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, Office 365 and more.

Here is how to navigate this campus-wide initiative.

  • If you need to activate an @huskers.unl.edu email address, follow the steps in the New Students tab.
  • If you need to access your @huskers.unl.edu email and find out the address that was assigned to you, details are under the Current Students tab.
  • If you were assigned a temporary @unl.edu email during the transition or need to request a new @unl.edu email, learn what to do in the @unl.edu tab.
  • If you would like more information about the use of your Husker email, read the University-Issued @Huskers Email Guidelines.

Onboarding/Offboarding: If you have both an @unl.edu and @huskers.unl.edu email account, your email accounts will be merged together while you are a UNL employee. All of your @huskers.unl.edu emails, folders, and attachments will be combined into the same mailbox as your @unl.edu account. You will still be able to receive @huskers.unl.edu email, but all messages you send will come from your @unl.edu address.

Both of your @unl.edu and @huskers.unl.edu email contents will be subject to the university’s employee offboarding policy. This means that once you are no longer a UNL employee, all of the email content will be deleted. You will be able to maintain the @huskers.unl.edu email account beyond your UNL employment. It will be available seven days after your last date of employment and you’ll start over with an empty account.

New Students

Now that you’re a Husker, it’s important that you stay in the know. Your @huskers.unl.edu email connects you to our campus-wide communications system. These accounts are required for all students, so it’s important for you to activate yours as soon as possible. Download these instructions as a pdf file.

First: Get your Account ID and synchronize your passwords

  1. Go to trueyou.nebraska.edu/SelfService/
  2. Click on "Change Password."
    Managing email accounts
  3. Click on "TrueYou Identity Manager."
    TrueYou Identity Manager
  4. Enter your TrueYou credentials (NUID and password).
    TrueYou Login Screen
  5. You will receive the following notice: "Changing your password will update the password for all your TrueYou associated account(s) below." Close this box.
  6. Here's where your Account ID is listed. It will look like hhusker2. Make a note of it now. You'll need it in a few steps.
    Chaging passwords screen
  7. Type your new password into both the New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
  8. Click on Change Password — All of your university accounts are now synchronized, including MyRED, MyUNL, MyMail, and Canvas.

Second: Activate your email account

  1. Go to mymail.unl.edu
  2. Log in with your Account ID (this is your username) and new password.

You're all set!

Your email address is your Account ID + @huskers.unl.edu and will look like: hhusker2@huskers.unl.edu.

Helpful resources for setting up your new @huskers.unl.edu email on your devices are in the Resources tab.

Current Students

If you did not request an @huskers.unl.edu address before May 11, one has been assigned to you. This will be the primary email for all university communications beginning May 20. To access your @huskers.unl.edu email, simply log in to mymail.unl.edu with your My.UNL username and password. If you aren't sure what your @huskers.unl.edu email address is, you'll find it listed under the Profile tab in MyRed or MyNCTA.

It's important to check your @huskers.unl.edu email frequently — we recommend daily — so you don't miss any time-critical messages from the university, especially from the offices of Scholarships and Financial Aid, University Registrar, Admissions, and Student Accounts. Instructors will communicate with you primarily through Canvas, but may use this email, as well.

Students who have an @unl.edu email

Now that you have an @huskers.unl.edu account, it’s likely that you will no longer need your @unl.edu email. The @huskers.unl.edu email will allow for access to submit hours through ESS time, to schedule for Outlook calendars, and many other "work" related activities. Check with your supervisor to find out if you need to continue with an @unl.edu for work-related activities.

Supervisors will be able to request the @unl.edu secondary inbox for undergraduate student employees and graduate assistants through this webform. Students who have a business need to communicate about sensitive and confidential or high-risk data through email will be allowed to maintain the @unl.edu secondary inbox.

If you do not need to continue with your @unl.edu email account, no action is needed. The account and its contents, including OneDrive and OneNote files, will be deactivated on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Students who need a new @unl.edu email

Undergraduate student employees and graduate assistants who have a business need to communicate about sensitive and confidential or high-risk data through email can have their supervisor request an @unl.edu secondary inbox through this webform.

Please note that approved accounts will be in the format sw-'username'@unl.edu and all aliases associated with the old account will be removed.

Resources

Here are some helpful resources for setting up your new @huskers.unl.edu email on your devices:

Common Questions

Q: Why do I see my account listed as “username”@unl.edu when logging into my email?

A: This is the account you are using to access your @huskers.unl.edu email address. Think of it as username at domain for logging in. Microsoft requires a domain be present on the account name for login, much like you login to other services with your username, this time you are just affixing a domain at the end of it. Box functions in a similar way.

Q: Why don't I receive emails sent to “username”@unl.edu from non UNL senders?

A: For internal UNL systems, they are sending to your “username” and since they are in the same domain the email will route properly. Outside of the University domain, the only address that will route is your @huskers.unl.edu address.

If you need more help than the resources provided, contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970 or support@nebraska.edu.

Benefits

The university is implementing a campus-wide email for many reasons, but most importantly for students, this means:

  • Students won't miss important messages. The university-issued email will be the single source for official university communication and the only one connected to MyRED and Canvas.
  • Emails will be more secure. Students will receive more detailed and helpful messages about their accounts, like bills, financial aid, and grades, instead of being redirected to MyRED.
  • Campus-wide communications will be easier. This will keep everyone more informed and safer during emergency situations.
  • Students will have improved access to technology. It will be easier to use university library services and software, including Box, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, Office WebApps, Office 365, and Westlaw.

In moving to a university-issued email, UNL will join UNO, UNK, and UNMC, along with its Big Ten peers and other public universities, in having a secure method in place to protect student and university data from phishing, malware, and cyberattacks.

Transition

In preparation for a university-issued email for all students, Information Technology Services transitioned existing @huskers.unl.edu email accounts to new virtual locations during March and April. If you had an @huskers.unl.edu email before April 13 and have questions about your account, check the information below.

Students

Students who had an @huskers.unl.edu email before April 13

The transfer of your emails, folders, attachments, OneNote, and OneDrive files was completed on Sunday, April 21. If you need help with accessing your data, contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970 or mysupport@nebraska.edu.

Students who do not have an @huskers.unl.edu email

If you would like to request an @huskers.unl.edu address before one is assigned to you, visit huskers.unl.edu before May 11. Assigned email addresses will be available in MyRED between May 13 and May 20.

Students who have an @unl.edu email

To prepare for the @huskers.unl.edu transition, your @unl.edu email was temporarily moved to a new location on March 25. An email was sent to you with a temporary account name. If you still need your new temporary account name, contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970. They will also provide your new password. You will use this temporary account through summer 2019.

It’s likely that you will no longer need your @unl.edu email once you have your @huskers.unl.edu account. The @huskers.unl.edu email will allow for access to submit hours through ESS time, to schedule for Outlook calendars, and many other "work" related activities. Check with your supervisor to find out if you need to continue with an @unl.edu for work-related activities.

Supervisors will be able to request the @unl.edu secondary inbox for undergraduate student employees and graduate assistants through this webform. Students who have a business need to communicate about sensitive and confidential, or high-risk data through email will be allowed to maintain the @unl.edu secondary inbox.

If you do not need to continue with your @unl.edu email account, no action is needed. The account and its contents, including OneDrive and OneNote files, will be deleted on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Faculty and Staff

If you are a UNL faculty or staff member with an @huskers.unl.edu address, you should have received an email about how the transition will affect your @unl.edu address. If you haven't received this information, contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970 and ask for an Office 365 Specialist for assistance with the options available to you.

While you are a UNL employee, you will still be able to receive @huskers.unl.edu email, but all messages you send will come from your @unl.edu address. Both of your @unl.edu and @huskers.unl.edu email contents are now subject to the university’s employee offboarding policy. This means that once you are no longer a UNL employee, all of the email content will be deleted. You will be able to maintain the @huskers.unl.edu email account beyond your UNL employment. It will be available seven days after your last date of employment and you’ll start over with an empty account.

Instructions on setting up a Husker Inbox.

Alumni

If you have used your @huskers.unl.edu account within the last two years, you need to reactivate your account at trueyou.nebraska.edu. You can then log in to your @huskers.unl.edu account at mymail.unl.edu using the credentials you select on TrueYou.

If you have not used your account in the last two years, you can request an @huskers.unl.edu email at the Nebraska alumni website. If you have any questions, contact the Nebraska Alumni Association directly.