Information for research postgraduates
If you are working under a research contract that places restrictions on transmission or storage of information using external services such as Google then you should not migrate your email to SaintMail, but instead use Unimail. If you are unsure of your contract please check with your supervisor.
Information for postgraduates
SaintMail (hosted by Google) is now provided as the standard email facility for all students at the University of St Andrews, replacing an earlier locally-hosted WebMail facility.
All taught postgraduates and most research postgraduates should now use SaintMail, which is set up automatically when you activate your computer account.
However, some research contracts place restrictions on the transmission or storage of information using external services (such as Google). Such contracts may require all transmission and storage of data to remain within the European Union, or even explicitly within the University.
If you are working under a research contract that imposes such restrictions, then you must not use SaintMail but instead use Unimail. If you are unsure of your contract please check with your supervisor.
- if you are a new postgraduate student, then please follow the instructions given to you for setting up your computer/email account, which will provide SaintMail automatically.
- if you are using SaintMail and need to use Unimail instead, please contact the Service Desk, explaining the reasons why you need to use Unimail.