E-mail providers such as Gmail or GMX offer the possibility to retrieve mails from other providers’ inboxes, allowing you to handle mails from different providers in a single account. Here are a few things to consider:
In order to use a mail retrieval service, you need to leave your password with the corresponding e-mail provider. If you want to use some webmail account to pick up mails from your TUM-inbox and share your login data, this leads to two problems:
- According to the user guidelines of the LRZ [see §3] and the user guidelines of the TUM [see §4 section 3b], you are not allowed to share your password, not even in an automated procedure.
- The e-mail provider will know your login data. Considering PRISM and TEMPORA, foreign government agencies will probably be able to access this data, making personal information in your TUM e-mails accessible.
Therefore, we would like to ask you to consider the following:
If you want to collect your TUM-mails in another inbox, please use the mail-forwarding in TUMonline. This will lead to the same result, without you having to disclose your account information.